Party Earth Review On Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings, the square located above the Place Monge metro becomes the open-air Marché Monge market, where vendors manage to pack a lot into a relatively small space. Fresh fruits, vegetables... ... read full review
W/F 7:30am–2:30pm, Su 7am–3pm
Latin Quarter - 5eme, Paris –
On Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings, the square located above the Place Monge metro becomes the open-air Marché Monge market, where vendors manage to pack a lot into a relatively small space.
Fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, fish, meats, and cheeses are the stars of the show, but there’s also clothing, furniture, and handmade items mixed in.
Savvy tourists know the market is a great place to talk with fellow shoppers, meet locals, and experience Parisian culture firsthand, so after spending some time drinking in the sights, tastes, and smells, many visitors grab some food and set up a picnic with their new friends.
Those who feel the urge to haggle with the vendors better have a handle on their French, however, as most of the vendors come from outside Paris and have accents that can challenge even native speakers at times.
Bartered for or not, the food available at Marché Monge is some of the freshest in the city, and patrons’ taste buds will be duly rewarded for the trip.
Locals and tourists of all ages.
Shopping, haggling, and chatting.
Fruits, meats, breads, and other typical market fare.
Varies by food. Reasonable prices.
Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings.
The streets around the square are dotted with little cafés and brasseries. Bistrot du Marché (75 bis Rue Monge) is a nice place to get a drink or a light meal. Try also the seedy Bazar Monge across the street, a real trash-and-treasure marketplace where great deals can often be found.