A small, ancient, and charming undercover neighbourhood market, filled with friendly vendors and a sumptuous array of food.
Situated in the heart of Place d’Aligre, in the 12th arrondissement, the markets are commonly known as Marché d’Aligre however, this area boasts three separate markets; Beauvau covered market, the Marché d’Aligre fresh fruit and vegetable market and a small flea market.
The Beauvau covered market dating back to nearly 200 years old, is one of the most popular markets for Parisians. Flagstone floors, an old water fountain and packed with delicious food.
Although this quaint, market, has a peaceful hum about it, you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement as shoppers line up in anticipation of taking home good quality food.
Small it may be but they sell everything you could possibly need.
Slabs of fresh butter sold by weight and carefully wrapped up in waxed paper. A vast array of cheeses, cold meats, seafood, a fresh poultry stall and one of my favourite stalls, who sells ready made food, such as creamy potato gratin, rabbit terrine, pies, celeriac remoulade, all ready to take home and savour.
You wont miss the butcher with suckling pigs, freshly roasting in a large rotisserie and if you are up for it, he also sells horse meat.
Leaving the peaceful market, step outside amongst the hustle and bustle of the fresh fruit and vegetable market and nearby the small flea market.
Surrounding the market are some wonderful cafés and bars, where you can take a break or perhaps lunch before taking your fresh produce home.
Just around the corner and near the Ledru Rollin metro station, is a large 2 storey Monoprix supermarket, selling not only the usual supermarket items but also delicious good quality, ready made food at the back of the store.
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