Food markets epitomize perhaps at his best the Parisian way of life. Each Paris’ arrondissement offers its own market, totalling 81 within the City of Light. Yet, Aligre is different.
While the neighborhood is rather diverse, the clientèle is usually “hip”. (locally designated as “Bobo” or Bourgeois Bohème”).
A visit to the Aligre Market means sensory overload. From the sight of its magnificent stalls and the smell of its everfresh vegetables to the taste of its rich wines, it is hardly a wonder that this area is known as the Ultimate Market of Paris. Be prepared, you will experience all of the above !
The outside vendors at Marché d’Aligre and those in the covered Marché Beauvau in the Paris 12th arrondissement encapsulate the French market experience in Paris. They display this unique « joie-de-vivre» which makes buying food items very special. More than 100 vendors wait at this village-like market within the heart of Paris.
The Marché Beauvau (covered market), is a a protected historic building erected in the mid-19th century.
Last but not least, Aligre is perhaps the only market in which you may encounter unique piglet butts hanging from a butcher’s stall. We’ll pick the seasonal ingredients an then we cook the meal together before indulging our palate. (ingredients not included)