Le Marche des Enfants Rouges

Shop like the locals

One of Paris' oldest food market right on your doorstep!

This market is the oldest food market in Paris it's a Marais institution steeped in fascinating history. It derives its name from the orphanage that once occupied the site in the 16th Century, where the children wore red coats to signify the donations they received from Christian charities. Regardless of its history, it's a must-visit, thanks to the bustling food market. It can be a bit of a tourist trap in high season, so be sure to choose your timing wisely. Early morning is the best approach. However, if you relish the hustle and bustle, make your way there and get ready to haggle for the perfect ingredients for a homemade French feast in your very own Parisian kitchen!

39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris