Le Marché des Enfants Rouges

Head to Le Marché des Enfants Rouges in the northern Marais for a wide variety of fresh food options as well as some great people watching. The "Market of Red Children" was once home to an orphanage where the little residents wore red to designate their status. But today, it is reportedly the oldest covered market in the city where both locals and visitors shop, eat and drink.

Take advantage of one of the tables available in the market and enjoy food that can take your taste buds on a global journey from Italy to Africa to South America.


Or stop by the fishmonger, butcher, baker or one of the fresh fruit or vegetable stands and take your food to go.


The market can be a bit tricky to find, but once you get close to the address on rue de Bretagne start to look for an iron gate (which was dark green with a sign in red lettering when I last visited it).

39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 (3rd arrondissment)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 7:30pm
Friday, Saturday : 8:30am to 1pm and 4pm to 8pm
Sunday : 8:30am to 2pm


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