The market survived the rebuilding of Paris during the days of the Baron Haussman, which is why the beautiful atmosphere has remained from the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" days. Thanks to the old building and tiles walkways, the market has retained the memory of Paris from the Middle Ages.
Overall, this market has a picturesque feeling, because beyond that stalls for fruit, cheese, meats, bread, and wine, you can see groups of elderly people handing out song lyrics, musicians selling albums and more.
The Mouffetard Market is a very neat place, and the prices are decent. There are book stores, fashion boutiques, souvenirs, jewelry and more. If you come here on Saturdays or Sundays you will find the market completely alive. On Sundays, you can enjoy public singing of chansons and dancing. If you have not found where to eat while walking around, there are many cafes and bakeries in the area, with delicious baguettes and quiches.