There are two parts of the market. There is the food market and the antique market. My favourite part was the antique market.

There were toys, wooden statues, masks, books and lots more. I only got one thing. It was a small, metal box.

Oli with his purchase.
Oli with his purchase.
The other part of market is the food market. There is meat, fruit, cheese and seafood. Everything looked soooo good. We got some things like chicken, chorizo and cheese. Then we went to a really nice pastry shop around the corner and got some bread. We ate everything for lunch on an old railway bridge which is now filled with plants and a pathway in the middle.

The elevated garden walkway, high above the streets below.
The elevated garden walkway, high above the streets below.
My favourite thing about the market is everything is second hand so it is way cheaper than it would have been when it was first purchased.

Stalls covered in stuff to rummage through.
Stalls covered in stuff to rummage through.

Tips

If you go to the market, there are some annoying and mean people selling things. I was looking at some boxes at the shop and the guy running it told me to go away in French.

There are some stores that are more expensive and some that are cheaper, so look around before buying.

If you like something but it’s too expensive you can try bargaining, but sometimes it doesn’t work.

The butchers inside are really good for cold cuts (salami and chorizo and stuff like that).

Fun for young and old.
Fun for young and old.

How to get there

A close bus station is called Crozatier. Bus 86 stops there. Another one is called Ledru-Rollin. It takes bus N16, N34 and 61. Also the metro station at Ledru-Rollin, which takes the 8 line, is pretty close. The location of the market is on Place d’Alegre, Rue d’Alidre and Rue de Cotte.