Market Day, Every Day
There are hundreds of markets in Paris. Some are permanent, some weekly or biweekly, some are housed in buildings made specially for them, and some are open-air markets with protective canvas awnings that are raised and lowered regularly by city workers. Art markets, flea markets, stamp markets, book markets, flower markets, and organic markets. Neighborhood markets are the most common with the most wide-reaching array of wares. These can stretch for blocks and offer fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish, meat, bread, pastries, spices, olives, wine, regional specialties, household utensils, linens, clothing, books, and toys. Paris markets are a grand mixture of visual beauty and clashing cultures, a place to lose track of time as you wind through the crowds and wonder.