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Top Choice Market in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Marché d’Aligre

A real favourite with Parisians, this chaotic street market's stalls are piled with fruit, vegetables and seasonal delicacies such as truffles. Behind them, specialist shops stock cheeses, coffee, chocolates, meat, …
Top Choice Market in Amboise

Food Market

Voted France's marché préféré (favourite market) in 2015, this riverfront extravaganza, 400m southwest of the château, draws 200 to 300 stalls selling both edibles and durables. Worth timing your visit around.
Top Choice Market in Lyon

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Lyon's famed indoor food market has nearly five-dozen stalls selling countless gourmet delights. Pick up a round of runny St Marcellin from legendary cheesemonger Mère Richard, and a knobbly Jésus de Lyon from Charc…
Top Choice Market in Cahors

Marché Couvert

The city’s main covered market is often simply called Les Halles. There’s a not-to-be-missed open-air market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings around the covered market and on place Jean-Jacques Chapou. Excellent f…
Top Choice Market in Arles

Marché d'Arles

At Arles’ enormous Saturday-morning market, Camargue salt, goats' milk cheese and saucisson d’Arles (bull-meat sausage) scent the air. The scene shifts to bd Émile Combes on Wednesday morning.
Top Choice Market in Périgueux

Wednesday & Saturday Market

Périgueux’ wonderful street markets explode into action on Wednesday and Saturday, taking over place du Coderc, place de la Clautre and place de l’Hôtel de Ville.
Top Choice Market in Périgueux

Marchés au Gras

Browse local winter delicacies, such as truffles (December to February), wild mushrooms and foie gras.
Market in Toulouse

Les Halles Victor Hugo

The beating heart of Toulouse’s food scene is this covered market, packed with local producers busily selling cheeses, fresh pasta, meats and takeaway nibbles from sushi to spicy curries. For a great-value local din…
Market in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Marché des Enfants Rouges

Built in 1615, Paris’ oldest covered market is secreted behind an inconspicuous green-metal gate. A glorious maze of 20-odd food stalls selling ready-to-eat dishes from around the globe (Moroccan couscous, Japanese …
Market in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Marché de Belleville

Belleville Market has filled busy thoroughfare bd de Belleville with open-air fruit, veg and other fresh-produce stalls since 1860. Shopping for food aside, it provides a fascinating entry into the large, vibrant co…