Top 3 Paris Open Air Markets
My favorite thing to do in a new city is find the best market. We'll be in Paris at the end of June and I want to shop with the natives. The last discussion board on this topic was in 2008 and quite unhelpful. Please help me and help update the chowhound boards. Merci!
re: Nancy S.
You can look up their days and hours on line.
This is a hypnotically recurrent question. I am surprised that you say the last discussion was 2008. Just this year alone I have answered this question so often it is absolutely Groundhog Day.
Help Chowhound update? Either Chowhoudn should start an FAQ and/or fellow hounds should do better research
There are others but you know, put your lil hand in maaaaaahn
Marché Cours de Vincennes between boulevard Picpus and rue Arnold Netter, 12th Arr. Nation Metro stop, Porte de Vincennes. Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am-2:30pm.
Rotisserie place with the potato balls cooking in duck fat is awesome. Woman making crêpes there is well worth checking too. Get there early as it's a popular one and gets very crowded.
To me the top three is definitely Richard Lenoir, Raspail on sundays (organic) and my local Blanqui. Saxe also a runner-up. And Vincennes. And for the permanent ones, Poncelet/Bayen is probably the best. Well, along with Aligre. That's three, right?
Call me if you to shop with the natives. They say I'm one of them.
Everyone seems to love Richard Lenoir, but you have to be careful there as there are some heavy scales being employed by a few of the vendors. The problems are mostly with a few of the vendors on the Opera side of the street.