Founded by the Sun King himself, Louis XIV, Marché Notre-Dame, pl. du Marché Notre-Dame, is the major public market in Versailles, housed in a series of red-brick buildings. The present look dates from the 19th century. Indoor shops selling local cheeses, meats, and fresh fruits are open Tuesday to Sunday 7am to 7:30pm (until 2pm Sunday), but the outdoor stalls in the center of the square flourish only on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday, from about 9am to 2pm. It’s best to go before noon; some of the stalls start shutting down in the early afternoon.
Close to the mammoth market, Passage de la Geôle (www.antiques-versailles.com; tel. 01-30-21-15-13) is open Friday to Sunday 10am to 7pm, housing antiques shops of furniture and objets d’art at “all prices.”
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