Smack in the center of Paris in the bustling area around Chatelet-Les-Halles, Rue Montorgueil (turning into Rue des Petits Carreaux at its northern end) is a pedestrian haven and one of the better permanent street markets in Paris. Especially prized for its fish and shellfish vendors, but also for high-quality (and often pricey) produce, bakeries and gourmet foodshops, Rue Montorgueil tends to be a hub for health-conscious hipsters, who do their shopping and lounging here.
The street houses the original Maison Stohrer pastry shop, which claims to be the oldest in Paris, as well as one of the city's historic shellfish restaurants, Au Rocher du Cancale, which first opened its doors in the mid-19th century.
Getting There: Metro Etienne Marcel or Sentier
Also See: Complete guide to temporary Paris food markets