[Paris] Marché Bastille: A Parisian Farmer's Market

Marché Bastille

Categories: Outdoor flea/farmer's market
Address:  Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, Paris 75011 (near the Place de la Bastille)
- Metro stops: Bastille or Bréguet-Sabin 
Hours: Thursdays & Sundays 7:00am-2:30pm
Price: Free
Verdict: A must visit for locals, and highly recommended for tourists if in Paris on a Sunday


  • Paris, like most other European cities, isn't very lively on Sundays because not many stores are open. Hence, the Bastille Market is an excellent choice to visit on Sundays either just to stroll through, grab a bite, or stock up on weekly groceries
  • It is an open-air roving market, assembled with shaded canopies along the strip of Boulevard Richard-Lenoir
  • You can find pretty much everything you want here as a local or tourist, from flowers to spices to scarves to perfume, foie gras, and keychains/souvenirs 
  • Numerous breakfast/lunch options on-the-go or take home: crepes, rotisserie chickens, Turkish wraps, Spanish tapas and paella, hummus, and smaller snacks like meatsticks and cakes
  • Also has a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, pastries and baguettes, seafood, local cheeses, meat, sausages, spices, olives, herbs, and jam


  • Only open twice a week (Thursdays and Sundays)


  • Grab some amazing gelato from Amorino around the corner on rue de la Roquette near Place de la Bastille