This historical market takes its name from the 16th-century orphanage that used to occupy the site; the red of the children’s clothes indicated that they had been donated by Christian charities. Although the orphanage closed before the revolution, the imposing wooden edifice remained, and was reopened as a deluxe food market in 2000 after extensive campaigning from locals. Now something of a touristic hotspot, the market is equipped to fill the emptiest of stomachs (while emptying the fullest of wallets) with its impressive range of Italian, Lebanese, African, Japanese and other stalls. If a snappy takeaway meal doesn’t satisfy you, there are plenty of artisanal and organic food stalls to fill a few hours of shopping time. One of the more atmospheric of Paris’s food markets.
Marché des Enfants Rouges
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- 39 rue de Bretagne
- Metro: Filles du Calvaire ou Saint-Sébastien Froissart
- Opening hours:
- Tue-Thu 8.30am-1pm, 4pm-8.30pm; Fri-Sat 8.30am-1pm, 4pm-8.30pm; Sun 8.30am-5pm
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