Rue Montorgueuil

Rue Montorgueil market street scene

Rue Montorgueil is a street in the 2nd arrondissement (in the Châtelet-Les Halles district). Lined with famous restaurants, quaint cafés, bakeries (including La Maison Stohrer, the oldest pâtisserie in Paris, opened in 1730 – it was here baba au rhum was invented more than 275 years ago), fish stores, cheese shops, wine shops, produce stands and flower shops, rue Montorgueil is one of the best places for Parisians to socialize while doing their daily shopping. – Wikipedia.

Stohrer – Pâtissier Traiteur
51 rue Montorgueil, 75002
Mon-Sun,  7h30-20h30

“Cafe Marie Stuart on rue Montorgueuil for their crazy delish ‘mac and cheese’ really try it” – Janine

Café Marie Stuart
58 Rue Montorgueil, 75002
Mon-Sun, 15h00-02H00

My favourite pavement in the world.
My favourite pavement in the world.

Flea markets and brocantes

There’s a big vide-grenier (an attic-emptying) with 800 stalls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (11-13 May, 2012) on Rue de Bretagne! Friday 6h-19h Saturday 8h-19h Sunday 8h-19h.

 The most famous flea market in Paris is Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, at Porte de Clignancourt. It is the largest antique market in the world, with about 150,000 visitors each weekend. There are a lot of details about the different sections of this flea market at Paris Perfect, and a lot of photos at The Paris Apartment.

Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves is my favourite – it’s smaller, cleaner and more easily accessible.

Here’s an iphone app about the Paris Flea markets.