I have just discovered « le Marché des enfants rouges ». This market is located at 39 rue de Bretagne, on the 3 rd Parisian district. This is a historical covered market, ideal to visit by any weather, as it is covered. This market is known as the oldest one in Paris! It is open from Tuesday to Saturday and on Sunday Morning.
“Le Marché des enfants rouges” has been created in 1615. The place ideally located in the Marais area and used to be named “Le Petit Marché du Marais”. His actual name with the mention “red children” was given later and come from the proximity of the children hospice (1524-1777) created by Marguerite de Navarre for orphans whose uniform was red. This market has been listed as a historic monument and was renovated in the late 1990s, after having been threatened by destruction.
Parisians and tourists like to buy lots of fresh products. You can find every kind of products in this market: flowers, cheese, meat, and of course fruit and vegetables. All those products offer a colourful atmosphere to the market .
Worldwide food offer
In this Market, you will also find a lot of food stands, ideal for a quick lunch. You will enjoy a wide range : Carribean food, Japanese food, French one… You can either take the food away or stay there 🙂 Be ready to queue before enjoying your meal 😉
And to learn more about Parisian markets, have a look at my previous article 🙂