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Le Marché d’Aligre – My neighbourhood market

Whether you’re doing your weekly shopping, looking to impress with a lavish dinner for friends or simply fancy taking a stroll and snapping up some unusual ingredients for a culinary experiment, you will not be disappointed by what these motormouthed (and at times deafening) market sellers have to offer…

Just turn south off rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine onto rue d’Aligre and let yourself be drawn into the hubbub of one of the largest and most competitively-priced markets in the city. With the loveliest of seasons come the root vegetables and persimmons galore…

The Marché Beauvau is the covered market and local encyclopaedia of meats, fish, cheeses and flowers. If you walk in from the main square, take your pick of the smelliest cheeses from the stall on your right.

Here are a couple of noteworthy eateries to try: La Boucherie des Provinces, a bistro-butcher serving up côte de boeuf, steak tartare (seasoned with plenty of cornichons and chili), lamb chops…and pretty much any meat he is selling, to the delight of the city’s carnivores. For those of you who prefer fish, the fishmonger Paris-Pêche has an oyster bar at the entrance of the market, which also serves sashimi, lobster and seafood platters.

Tip: My current treasure chest is wallet-friendly Epicerie Sabah, as I’m having fun experimenting with spices, dried herbs and juicy, fresh olives…

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Place d'Aligre, Paris

Opening Times

Tue - Sat 09:00 - 13:00 & 16:00 - 19:30, Sun 09:00 - 13:30


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)