Paris is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Why not, the city is rich in natural beauty, high-end fashion, talented artists, amazing light works, wondrous architecture, French delicacies, and many more. There will be hardly any wanderlust, who will not love to explore Paris and to dwell in its romantic culture and rich history. No wonder, the number of tourists flocking to this outstanding city is skyrocketing every year.
The iconic Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Montmartre, Norte Dame, etc., are some of the main attractions that contribute to the esteemed history of the city. Other than these, there are many underrated places in Paris as well, that are sure enough to make you leave your mouth opened with amazement. Besides, these places will not be that crammed with tourists either and will be comparatively less noisy. So, expand your horizon and enlist some of the offbeat places in the City Of Lights as well in your itinerary.
The Cosmopolitan Marketplace
There are many underrated markets in the city, which are sure to astonish you with their variety of collections and some other offbeat stuff. One of such markets that you can visit on your Paris tours is Le Marché de Belleville. This market is located at one of the most happening neighborhoods of Boulevard de Belleville at the 11th arrondissement.
This wondrous market is really a hidden gem in the City of Lights that is rarely explored by tourists. This market is popular for their multi-cultural trend that includes both North African and Chinese culture. You can also see Jewish people and eastern African people also in Marché de Belleville. When you visit this place, you will be greeted mainly with the aroma of various spices, oil, and other strange edible roots. This market is crammed with many stalls and shacks where you can see fish, yams, freshly roasted chicken, etc., beside other things.
Most people might think the rate of groceries and other stuff in the market will be high; they are thoroughly mistaken. In fact, this is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Paris. Hence, the prices for all the items are really low here, especially for fruits and vegetables. Additionally, if you have good bargaining skills, you are sure to crack a great deal here.
You can also find many tempting restaurants and textile shops in and around the market. Yet note that the market will be crowded on every Tuesdays and Saturdays; so, it will be better if you could pay a visit to this treasured place during any other days.