Guided tour

Discover Paris' Marché d’Aligre: 2-Hour Market Tour

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Activity provider: Meeting the French

Discover Paris' Marché d’Aligre: 2-Hour Market Tour

Activity provider: Meeting the French

From US$ 78.49 per person

Discover the bustling market culture of Paris during a 2-hour tour through the colorful Marché d’Aligre. Peruse the stalls of tapenades, spices, flowers, and coffees, and make your way to the attached flea market to shop for some interesting souvenirs.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover the vibrant market culture of Paris at Marché d’Aligre
  • Learn about the fascinating market's history as one of "les passages couverts"
  • Enjoy some tastings of specialty foods and check out the flea market
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Discover a side of Paris often forgotten by tourists and visit the colorful Marché d’Aligre. When it comes to Paris markets, the Marché d’Aligre is about as lively as they come, bordering the vibrant North African shops and comprised of two market spaces: the indoor Marché Couvert Beauvau and the outdoor street market. Visit the rare covered market, one of the last 20 remaining from the original "les passages couverts" or covered passages nestled behind Paris' great boulevards. Stroll through the rows of stalls and peruse the vast selections of tapenades, spices, flowers, and coffees, among other things, and then head over to the connecting flea market for some bizarre finds.
  • Tastings of specialty foods
  • Mint tea in a corner café
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

100, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine 75012 Paris Nearest metro station: Ledru-Rollin (exit 2)

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  • Tours run in small groups of 8 people maximum for an intimate experience.
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4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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A Must Do Tour in Paris

Caroline, was our Tour Guide. She brought Paris to life on this tour!!! If you want to experience the true Taste of Paris & live like a Parisian for 2 hrs, then you have to do this tour. Your food tasting experience is included in the cost of the tour. This is the most Authentic tour we did, while in Paris! We visited a real outdoor market; seeing how people in Paris Grocery Shop & we had Caroline (our Tour Guide) explain how fresh the food is. We were able to chat with a real Butcher. We visited a real Bakery & tasted a fresh, warm crasoint that tasted completely different from the crasoint at our hotel breakfast. We tasted real coffee, a real baguet with truffle cheese. Truffle cheese, is the best!!! It's a cheese traditionally eaten during Christmas & we're so thankful that Caroline suggested it because it taste divine. I LOVED this tour!!! Caroline, truly brought the tour to life!!! She's the best!!! Only wish it could've lasted longer. Time truly flys when you're having fun.

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October 23, 2015

Christine was spectacular intently guiding us.

Any one who has Christine will truly arrive in Paris. She was not only helpful with the market, she gave us some other tips to follow up and we have. She is a blessing to us in the city of light.

March 16, 2017

I wish that I had booked additional tours with this company.

Wonderful experience... felt like we were walking around town with a friend who happens to live in Paris.

July 17, 2014

Product ID: 41642