One of the cutest markets in Paris can be found on Rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement. It is one of the oldest and liveliest market areas in Paris and definitely one of my favourite places for an afternoon stroll. When you imagine a French food market, this place is exactly what you would expect. Rue Mouffetard is a street full of restaurants, clothing shops and fresh fruits and other products such as cheese, wine and meat. Just off this street is also Rue du Pot de Fer for many more restaurants options.
I visited Rue Mouffetard on a weekday afternoon so it was a bit quiet but I still loved the market vibe. Saturday & Sunday morning would be the best time to visit as the locals come to shop and it would be very lively.
I always love stopping at Sisters No. 86 when I was on a hunt for cheap shoes – here you can get shoes and boots for under 20 euros! Bargain! You can also find small clothing boutiques, record shops and also souvenir places. It’s a perfect place to shop for people living in Paris on a budget.
A Greek restaurant located also on the main street, La Crete, has great lunch time deals – you can get a 3 course meal for under 10 euros! I definitely recommend it and the staff there are lovely. Otherwise, there are several kebab places and small juice bars and cafés along the street. You can never go wrong here – Just watch out for La Sorcière de la rue Mouffetard!