Rue Montorgueil
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This street is known for its open-air market: a popular destination for Christmas time shopping.
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Neighbourhood: Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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  • Les Halles • 3 min walk
  • Étienne Marcel • 3 min walk
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Jane R
New Jersey3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This is one of the best places to visit. Very lively and exciting. You can find quality bargains everywhere. You can spend a whole day without noticing it.
Written 27 November 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia15,863 contributions
Oct 2022
This pedestrianised street is literally foodie heaven spanning from Les Halles, shopping mall, to Metro Sentier, it is easy to fill a grocery basket with offerings such as cheeses, bakery items, seafood, meat products etc, there is also numerous eateries with terrace seating to entice, the gourmet in all of us.
Written 13 October 2022
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX3,754 contributions
Sep 2022
Rue Montorgueil is thriving and locally popular cafe-lined street that run parallel just north of les Halles. Several traffic-free lanes cross this street, creating a delightful area for pedestrians. Once home to big warehouses and wholesale places to support the market, the area is now home to cafes and cute bistros.
Among the few food shops are, most importantly for tourists, the irresistible creations at Patissier Stohrer, where the French expression for "window licking" must have started.
My 4 stars because we arrived there at 9:30 am and many cafes and restaurants were still closed and this did not leave us much choice for contemplation or admiration. I advise you to come here during lunch when most shops and restaurants are open. Getting there: metro stop Etienne Marcel or Les Hall, from both stations add to walk 3 minutes.
Written 29 September 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,314 contributions
May 2022
We have rented apartments in this area several times and love to return for the huge assortment of cafes, food shops, and restaurants. Some of the best food shopping ever. Very busy from lunch time forward.
Written 14 June 2022
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SeeingTHEworld2012
Victoria, Canada847 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This is one of the ultimate Paris streets.

Chocolate

Bakeries

Restaurants

Boutiques

Wine

It sums up all that is Paris. And generally the Restaurants are quite good.
Written 22 May 2022
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Kevin S
Boston, MA79 contributions
May 2022
If you find yourself with some time on your hands after museum-hopping, boutique shopping, relaxing in gorgeous parks, and walking along the Seine, this neighborhood is a lively, pedestrianised section of the city just north of the major destinations of central Paris. It is well worth a stroll among the many outdoor cafes, bars, and restaurants and it is surely a treat to see (and perhaps even to dine at) some of the local landmarks, including the Rocher de Cancale, where Honore de Balzac and his cohorts once hung out, and L'Escargot Montorgueil, which is said to have been the favorite restaurant of no less than Charlie Chaplin. Don't miss the atmospheric, narrower side streets and alleys, which tend to be less frequented. And if you need to refuel before your next destination, there are sweets on offer at Stohrer (# 51) , the oldest surviving bakery in Paris!
Written 17 May 2022
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Brian T
London, UK6,401 contributions
Nov 2021
I love Rue Montorgueil, and it is one of my favourite streets in Paris. It just has that ‘real’ Parisian feel to it. It is extremely popular with ‘foodies’, and a place where locals come to do their food shop, as well as those running ‘food’ businesses - so much so that Quartier Montorgueil has been described as one of the last food-oriented neighbourhoods in Paris where you can still find a bit of everything.

Rue Montorgueil took its name in the 13th century from the hill it ascends – Mont Orgueilleux, or ‘Proud Mountain’. Its history really begins in 1183 when King Philippe Auguste created the central Paris marketplace, later known as Les Halles. Apparently a large shelter was built for the vendors to sell their wares, and soon merchandise was arriving by donkey and horseback from all across France. As the principal artery to Les Halles from the north, Rue Montorgueil became the road’s end for fish and oyster merchants who had travelled down from the coast to sell their produce. And today, even though it is only a hop, step and a jump from the bustling crowds of the Les Halles shopping centre and the Centre Pompidou, the Montorgueil district has a remarkably village-like feel.

Fresh produce sellers, family-owned fishmongers, butchers, green grocers, florists, bakers and fromageries are tightly packed along the semi-pedestrian thoroughfare, especially the stretch running from Metro Sentier down to Rue Etienne-Marcel. It apparently boasts some of the best meat and fish markets in the city, along with renowned coffee shops, cosy bistros, boutiques, and bars diverse enough to please hipsters and traditionalists alike.

It's always crowded, by locals, but it is frequently overlooked by tourists, who may wander into the area by chance but only rarely know to go explore the area. it should be part of your itinerary, especially if you're looking to explore Paris a bit off of the beaten track. 

I’ve had great breakfasts here, feasting on amazing pain aux raisins and fresh omelettes. I’ve bought beautifully unusual and totally delicious cheeses here to take back to England. And I’ve had the best macarons I’ve ever had from a store here. It’s highly atmospheric, very lively, and oozes energy and vibrancy. It’s noisy, at times a bit tawdry, but its always fabulous!

It’s walking distance from Les Halles or the Le Centre Pompidou. The nearest Metro station is Etienne Marcel.
Written 24 January 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia15,863 contributions
Dec 2021
we absolutely love this street, as we are foodies it has everything we could possibly want, it is lined with bakeries, cafes, terrace restaurants, cheese shops, you name it, it has it, locals and visitors alike shop eat and socialise here, we love the vibe and atmosphere.
Written 20 January 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,314 contributions
Jul 2021
We had lunch here and we have rented apartments in this area. This is one of my favorite parts of town because of the markets and the casual eating places and it is very central, well-served by transit. I spend a lot of time in this area.
Written 24 September 2021
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Lethal P
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May 2021
There are so many nice food shops, bars and restaurants in this street. I feel like we could have spent there every night of our trip!
Written 21 May 2021
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