Marché Bastille

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Bastille boasts one of the largest markets in the city. It takes skill to weave through its stalls. Thanks to the Parisians, who take their time picking out the best possible produce, and the tourists, who take their time inhaling the market's sites and sounds, it's not easy to get from one side to the other. Aside from all the expected fares such as vegetables, fruits, cheese, and both raw and cooked meat and fish, the Bastille market also sells plenty of unexpected items: sewing machines, beeswax figurines, mousetraps, to name a few. The best time to get a deal is just as the market is closing. Vendors will sell plastic bags burgeoning with fruits and veggies for 1EUR.

Location:  Boulevard Richard-Lenoir

Business hours:  Th-Su 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.