Each one of the many open-air markets in Paris has a charm of its own. But there’s only one that has such a stunning setting with perfectly framed views of the Eiffel Tower. That would be the Marché Saxe-Breteuil in the 7th arrondissement! This market sets up every Thursday and Saturday morning along Avenue de Saxe, a beautiful street lined with sycamore trees and elegant Parisian buildings. This street sits along the same axis as the Champ de Mars that stretches from the Eiffel Tower to the Ecole Militaire. That’s how you get those picture perfect views of the Eiffel Tower.
However, it’s not the view that brings the locals, it’s the excellent selection of high quality meats, cheeses, seafood, fruits and veggies heaped high on the tables in artfully designed and appealing displays. Not to mention the abundance of freshly cut flowers filling the air with their sweet scents. There are several fishmongers from Normandy and Brittany that bring in a wonderful selection of fresh fish and seafood.
This is the perfect one stop spot for fresh breads, a tempting selection of fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables and artisan products to enjoy during your stay in Paris or take home as gifts for friends and family. The Marché Saxe-Breteuil has more than just food, too. While strolling along the stalls on either side of the street you’ll find tables piled high with tableclothes, handmade soaps, jams and jellies, items for the home and kitchen and more. Bring your shopping trolley … and have fun!
The market also has vendors that sell prepared foods, such as delicious French classics like beef bourguignon to Mediterranean dishes like paella or exotic spiced dishes made with couscous. You’ll also find (follow your nose!) freshly roasted chicken, sausages and meats with accompanying roasted potatoes or kraut. This is perfect if you’d like an easy to enjoy meal at home that’s a bit heartier than cheese and fresh breads.
The Marché Saxe-Breteuil is located just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower and many of our vacation rentals in the 7th and 15th arrondissements. And stay tuned for a new addition to Paris Perfect portfolio coming soon … a gorgeous 2 bedroom vacation rental overlooking the Saxe-Breteuil Market!
Thursdays and Saturdays from 7:00AM – 2:30PM
Avenue de Saxe between Place de Breteuil and Avenue de Ségur
Metro Line 10, stops Ségur or Duroc
(Image Credits: Aerial photo of Paris by twiga269)