Summer in Paris

Summer in Paris

Time to enjoy the Parisian markets

Travelling to Paris? Discover the best markets in the capital!

Summer is the best period to explore Paris’ famous markets. The capital of France has a lot to offer, including antiques, books, second hand clothes, pieces of art, local food and organic products. Book a cheap flight to Paris and make the most of the sunny weather! Now that the sun is gleaming bright and the skies are blue, it is the best time of the year to walk around the city and explore its legendary markets.

Paris flea market_Art and antique markets
If you love antiques and art, you can be sure that in Paris you will always find something new. From valuable antiques to cute bric-a-brac, Paris’ antique markets have it all. All you have to do is to stroll through the streets of Montmartre with an empty carrier bag! Antique markets to visit when you travel to Paris: Brocante des Abbesses on the Montmartre hill for old paintings, lamps, vintage postcards and art deco accessories Address: Place des Abbesses 18e, Paris, Metro: Abbesses. France’s second largest art market Hôtel Drouot for antique furniture, oriental arts, paintings, jewellery and more. Address: 9 rue Drouot 9e, Paris Hours: 11am-6pm Mon-Sat. Village Saint-Paul to visit the art galleries of the square. Address: Rue Saint-paul 4e, Paris Metro: Saint-Paul.

Book markets
Paris’ book markets aren’t just for literature lovers. They have something for everyone including rare stamps, posters, ancient books, vintage postcards, old comics and first editions at affordable prices. Book markets to visit when you travel to Paris: Bouquinistes at the banks of the Seine Address: Le long des quais de Seine, Quai de Montebello et quai Saint-Michel 5e, Paris. Marché du Livre ancien et d'occasion in park Georges Brassens Address: 104 rue Brancion 15e, Paris Metro: Porte de Vanves ou Convention Hours: 9am-6pm Sat-Sun. Marché aux timbres stamp market on the Champs Elysées Address: Avenue Marigny 8e, Paris Metro: Saint-Philippe-du-Roule Days & Hours: Thus, Sat-Sun 8am-7.30pm.

Paris flea marketFlea markets
Paris’ flea markets are vintage lovers’ paradise. Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen is a must see when you travel to Paris. The capital’s largest and most vibrant market, covers seven hectares and contains more than 2.000 shops! Its main street is rue des Rosiers. For furniture, toys and old cameras head to Marché Malassis, furniture and ceramics to Marché Dauphine, expensive furniture and lighting to Marché Biron. If you collect old furniture and you like to bargain, go to Marché Paul Bert. If you are looking for real bargains head to Marché Lecuye. Address: Avenue de la Porte de Clingnancourt 18e, Paris Hours: 11am-5pm Mon, 9am-6pm Sat & Sun Metro: Porte de Clignancourt. Les Puces de Montreuil is Puces de St-Ouen’ younger brother, where you will find lots of antiques, rustic furniture, old glassware and cutlery, vintage clothes and much more. Address: Avenue du Professeur Andre Lemierre 20e, Paris Hours: Sat-Mon 7am-7.30pm. If you are not after antiques and you prefer smaller markets, head to Marché aux puces de la Porte de Vanves at Vanves. This friendly market boasts vintage clothes and accessories, beautiful linens, perfumes, chocolates, old toys, even Hermès scarves! Address: Avenue marc Sangnier and avenue Georges Lafenestre, 14e, Paris. Hours: Sat, Sun 7am-2pm Metro: Porte de Vanves.

Food markets
Paris boasts fantastic food markets where you will have the chance to try new flavors and buy local products. Some of the best one are: Marché Bastille (Boulevard Richard Lenoir 11th, Paris Hours: Thu 8am-2.30pm, Sun 7am-3pm), Marché d'Aligre (Place d’Aligre 12e, Paris Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-1pm, 4pm-7.30pm Sat from 3.30pm; Sun morning only) and Marché Saxe-Breteuil (Avenue de Saxe, Paris Hours: Thus and Sat 7am-2.30pm).

Extra tip: As soon as you book your cheap flights to Paris and start organizing packing list, remember to take an extra luggage with you for your Parisian goodies!