Rue Mouffetard Market, Paris

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Shop for local, gourmet food on one of the oldest and liveliest commercial streets in Paris at Rue Mouffetard Market. This permanent open-air market on the southern portion of the street is in Saint-Médard Square, with roots dating back to Neolithic times. You'll find some of the city's freshest fruits and vegetables brought to you by area farms, fish and seafood vendors selling the catch of the day, and meat markets with seasonal favorites. Put Rue Mouffetard Market into our Paris trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Most of the authentic shops disappeared not rest as shops of clothes without interest or low range of fast food restaurants is rather cold damage that the "market" spirit has disappeared completely
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  • We arrived between 10 and 10:30 in early October and other than a couple of shops being open there was no market. Maybe it's better on another day or earlier in the season but nothing was happening wh...  more »
  • Quality market outlets for fresh fruit, veg, seafood, meat etc etc. Peppered with restaurants and coffee shops you can't go wrong. This is an amazing street. Do not miss it.  more »

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