Marché des Enfants Rouges market, Le Marais, ParisMarché des Enfants Rouges market, Le Marais, Paris

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    This market is only renown by Parisians. Cool spot!
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Looking for a place where you can eat and buy original food? The Enfants Rouges market is Paris oldest market, and a French version of food courts!

My experience, Explo description: 

The Marché des Enfants Rouges market is the oldest market of Paris. It was created in 1615 by Henri IV King, to feed the Marais district, which was at that time Paris brand new district.

The closest streets have French regions names, such as Poitou street, Bretagne (Brittany) street... Henry IV indeed wanted to create there a kind of French map symbolized by different streets.

Enfants Rouges (Red kids) is a strange name for a market. Indeed, an orphanage was built close to the market in 1534, and the kids were dressed in red, a colour that symbolized charity. Thus, the neighbourhood citizen gave that name to the market, to remember the kids.

On the market, you can find, flowers, fishes, French "charcuterie", bio and vegetables, wine, local products... Everything you need for a good meal ! But do not hesitate to eat there

My personal recommendations: 

Do not hesitate to eat there ! You will find there many cafés, bars, French or exotic restaurants. On week ends, the place is really crowded : many Parisians indeed come there to sit on the market benches for brunch and meet new people in a friendly ambiance.

How getting there: 

39 rue de Bretagne, Paris, 75003
3rd district / Le Marais
Metro : Temple (line 3)

A tip to eat: 

Eat there !

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Tuesday to Saturday : 8.30am to 13pm and 16pm to 19.30pm (and till 20pm on Friday and Saturday). Sundays : 8.30am to 14pm (but usually the market closes a bit later).

Visit duration: 

30mn.

Entry fees: 

Free !