Half-day Marche Madness Tour


The Market is a way of life in France. Though there are some supermarkets as we know use in the States, there are typically outdoor marchés twice a week in all neighborhoods of the city. We will have the opportunity to visit the biggest one in Paris and a smaller one after a walk through the real streets of Paris where no tourists will share the streets.

Ready for a locals’ adventure? This tour is only offered as a half-day experience on Thursdays and Sundays, rain or shine. We will visit 2-3 markets and learn what makes the Paris marché a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth.

I will meet you at your hotel or a central location depending on what we have planned for your exploration. I will then lead you by foot or Metro to our starting point. Market life starts early, and it’s better not to eat breakfast because there are always wonderful things to enjoy.

While the majority of Marchés offer meats, cheese, produce, and prepared foods, some are more unique and have antiques souvenirs, and more. Like the word “Bonjour,” the word “Marché,” has several meanings. We will explore a few varieties of my favorite spots that may become yours too! Be sure to bring cash, souvenirs are always tempting.

I will leave you in a good general area to enjoy lunch or escort you to the next adventure on your bucket list.

Meeting points

Opera Bastille


Le Baron Rouge 1 Rue Théophile Roussel, 75012 Paris, France

What’s included

Local guide
Sugar, lemon butter crepe optional
Private tour

What’s excluded

Additional food and drinks


Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Tour Details

Total Duration: 2-3 hours
Walking Distance: 2-3 miles flat
Level of difficulty: Low