The 6 Best Christmas Markets in Paris You Should Visit This Winter

One of the best Christmas markets in Paris on the Champs de Mars in front of the Eiffel Tower

A tradition that originated in France’s Alsace region to the east of Paris in the 16th century, Christmas markets have grown in popularity in recent years.  Each year, France’s dozens of markets—with their quaint wooden stalls, flowing mulled wine and overpriced nativity scene figurines—bring in an estimated 27 million visitors, including 2 million at the […]

The 6 Best Markets in Paris That Are Open on Sundays

One of our favorite Paris Sunday markets is the organic market at Marché Raspail!

Used to sleeping in on Sundays? Think again—here in Paris, we wake up early every Sunday to hit the market. While many shops have traditionally been closed on Sundays here in the French capital, that’s starting to change. And the tail end of the weekend has been market day for as long as we can […]

Paris Then & Now: Rue Mouffetard

Produce stand on Rue Mouffetard

To wander through rue Mouffetard is to walk through Parisian history. One thing is certain: there is no shortage of beautiful streets in Paris. But one tiny street stands out among the rest: rue Mouffetard. As the oldest street in Paris, it exudes unparalleled charm and personality. If you’d like to experience the authentic Parisian […]

Hidden Paris: Passageways

Passage des Panoramas is one of the oldest hidden Paris passageways.

Welcome to the Passage du Grand Cerf! It’s one of the prettiest covered passageways of Paris, tucked away in the second arrondissement. This iron and glass arcade from 1825 houses 20 or so boutique shops and businesses, a few offices and apartments.  The Passage du Grand Cerf, like many other hidden Paris passageways, is many […]

Everything You Need To Know To Navigate A French Market

One important Paris market tip to keep in mind: if you're not sure which stall to buy from, see where the locals are going and get in line there.

Open air markets are one of the great joys of life in France—and occasionally confusing for some visitors to navigate.  Food markets are still an enormous part of French culture, as they offer both seasonality and real value. They are often less expensive and usually far better quality and selection than what you’d find at […]

A Love Letter to Paris: Rue Paul Bert

Cyril Lignac, one of the top chefs and bakers in Paris, has a trio of divine eateries on Rue Paul Bert.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Paris. It was a grey mid-December day, but it still seemed like I could see all of Paris. There I stood, nose to floor-to-ceiling window of a sixth floor, one-bedroom on rue Paul Bert in the 11th arrondissement, contemplating […]