Marché des Enfants Rouges

Created in 1615 under the reign of Louis XIII, Le Marché des Enfants Rouges is nestled away in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris.

it’s the oldest covered market in Paris. "The Market of Red Children" was named after the former neighbouring orphanage where orphans were clothed in red coats (the colour symbol of charity).

This market is secreted behind an inconspicuous green metal gate.

Simple wooden tables take up most of the space in between the food-stalls. There are plenty of seats for everyone, but don't expect to find a secluded spot all for yourself this market is all about sharing.

Parisians and tourists like to buy lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers cheese & bread or cooked dishes at these stalls full of colour and fragrance.

It’s a great place to meander and to dine or to have a quick lunch with locals at communal tables.

From Italian, Lebanese African Japanese and others stalls, a very impressive range in order to make every curious & famished stomachs happy!



39 rue de Bretagne 75003 Paris

Opening hours:

Tue-Thu 8.30am-1pm, 4pm-8.30pm; Fri-Sat 8.30am-1pm, 4pm-8.30pm; Sun 8.30am-5pm


Metro: Filles du Calvaire ou Saint-Sébastien Froissart

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