As one of the largest and most popular cities in France, Lyon is home to a wide variety of markets to explore if you want to shop like a local. These markets are notably different from local malls, offering a more culturally enriching experience during your shopping trip.

    The sheer variety of markets available means you can diversify your experience as well, with a little something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're looking for family-friendly fun or to immerse yourself in a historical marketplace, you'll find it all. Check out the 10 best markets in Lyon.

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    Les Halles de Lyon

    Find gourmet food

    Les Halles de Lyon is one of the most iconic indoor food markets in town and is known for having the best gourmet food around. You'll find 48 vendors inside offering an array of produce, ingredients and fully cooked meals.

    When you visit this marketplace, you'll find a variety of different food items available, but plenty of beverages are here as well, like fine wines and spirits. Chocolates and other sweets can be found here, too. You can explore it all just south of Aire De Jeux Garibaldi, about 1.5 miles east of Lyon's city centre.

    Location: 102 Cr Lafayette, 69003 Lyon, France

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 7 am to 1 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)4 78 62 39 33

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    St Antoine Market

    Visit one of the largest outdoor food markets in town

    St Antoine Market is a massive outdoor food market on the banks of the Soane where you'll find a diverse selection of regional food and imported produce. Hot dishes are also common here with specialities like pizza and spit-roasted chickens.

    Given the variety of offerings here, it's only natural that you'll find international dishes from Asia and North Africa available in abundance as well. You can explore this market yourself on the east side of the Saone, just northeast of Pont Bonaparte.

    Location: 11 Quai des Célestins, 69002 Lyon, France

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 6 am to 1 pm (closed on Mondays)

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    La Croix Rousse Market

    Visit a market in an ancient working-class neighbourhood

    The La Croix Rousse Market is a popular market in an old working-class neighbourhood where you'll find a variety of food from vendors who live in the area. Traditional produce and organic foods are both available, and you'll find a section of the market dedicated entirely to organic.

    In addition to the food, you'll find a manufactured-products market held here every Tuesday that features items like clothing, shoes, fabrics, tools and anything you might need for the home. You can find it all just an 8-minute drive northwest of Lyon's city centre.

    Location: Bd de la Croix-Rousse, 69004 Lyon, France

    Open: Tuesday and Friday–Sunday from 6 am to 1.30 pm, Wednesday–Thursday from 6 am to 1 pm (closed on Mondays)

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    Les Puces du Canal

    Check out a sprawling flea market

    Les Puces du Canal is a popular flea market in town that has numerous permanent and visiting merchants offering just about everything you can imagine. Inside, you'll find 200 permanent merchants and 400 unpackers, so be sure to dedicate enough time to see it all.

    At this flea market, you'll find more than just items on offer – 7 restaurants are located here as well, so you won't even have to leave to grab a bite to eat. You'll find this market in the Villeurbanne neighbourhood, about 15 minutes by car from the heart of Lyon.

    Location: 5 Rue Eugène Pottier, 69100 Villeurbanne, France

    Open: Thursday and Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm, Sunday from 7 am to 3 pm (closed Monday–Wednesday and Friday)

    Phone: +33 (0)4 69 85 66 28

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    Marché aux Bouquinistes

    Visit a book market

    Marché aux Bouquinistes is a popular book market where you'll find a wide selection of books set up alongside a scenic riverbank in Old Lyon. The variety available is quite substantial, and there's even a vast array of kids books that can be found here in several languages.

    One of the best things about this market is that the books tend to be fairly affordable compared to what you'd find in a traditional bookstore. Check it out for yourself along the eastern bank of the Saone, just west of the Jardin du Palais St Pierre.

    Location: 9 Quai de la Pêcherie, 69001 Lyon, France

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    Montchat Castle Market

    Enjoy a quaint flower market

    Montchat Castle Market is a small venue that focuses primarily on flowers, but you'll find plenty of other offerings here as well, including food. Around 40 traders are here total, and the ones that aren't offering flowers offer items like pastries and wine.

    Like many other markets in town, you'll also find a wide selection of produce here along with cheeses, meat and prepared dishes. You can explore it all for yourself in northeastern Montchat just a few steps from Square de l'Eglise.

    Location: Pl. du Château, 69003 Lyon, France

    Open: Wednesday and Saturday from 6 am to 1.30 pm (closed Sunday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday)

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    Marché de la Tête d’Or

    Enjoy a market with verdant surroundings

    Marché de la Tête d'Or is a fun market that's set within the park of the same name and offering a variety of food and flowers for sale. Many vendors offer typical French fare, but you'll find some international offerings as well.

    One of the most common ways to enjoy this market is to pick up some food or whatever else you need and have a picnic in the park surrounded by all the vibrant greenery. You can find it all in the Brotteaux neighbourhood, about a mile and a half east of the city centre.

    Location: 77-89 Rue Tête d'Or, 69006 Lyon, France

    Open: Wednesday and Saturday from 6 am to 1.30 pm (closed Sunday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday)

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    Marché de Monplaisir

    Explore a variety of organic foods

    Marché de Monplaisir is known best for the array of organic foods it has on offer, and the market is easily accessible via multiple public transport points. The organic foods are quite varied, with more than just French fare available.

    Among the selection of food here, you'll find a large amount of Asian and Italian options that comprise some of the best offerings in town. You can find the market in northeastern Monplaisir just a few steps away from the Monplaisir - Lumière Metro Station, across the street from the museum.

    Location: Pl. Ambroise Courtois, 69008 Lyon, France

    Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6 am to 1.30 pm, Wednesday from 1 pm to 7 pm (closed Sunday–Monday and Friday)

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    Marché Alimentaire Victor Augagneur

    Visit a narrow riverside market

    Marché Alimentaire Victor Augagneur is a riverside market that's narrow, densely packed, and full of fresh food that's more than just standard French fare. You'll find a fair selection of Levantine food, with Middle Eastern and Lebanese ingredients and dishes available.

    Among the selection of food here, you'll primarily find a variety of meats, though fruit, cheese, olives, and wine are prevalent throughout as well. The market is located on the east side of the Rhone in Préfecture north of the Guillotière - Gabriel Péri Metro station.

    Location: Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon, France

    Open: Thursday from 6 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 8 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 6 am to 1.30 pm (closed Monday–Wednesday and Friday)

    Phone: +33 (0)4 72 10 30 30

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    Jean Macé Market

    Visit a vibrant city hub

    Jean Macé Market is a vibrant produce market where you'll also find clothes, records, books and just about everything else you can imagine. The market is held in the famous district of the same name that's easily accessible no matter how you travel.

    The vendors here are notably knowledgeable about their products, so don't hesitate to ask about how it's all sourced and how you can grow some of the produce yourself. You'll find it all right by the Jean Macé Metro Station and Lyon-Jean-Mace train station.

    Location: Pl. Jean Macé, 69007 Lyon, France

    Open: Saturday and Wednesday from 6 am to 1.30 pm (closed Thursday–Friday and Sunday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +33 (0)4 72 10 30 30

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