Marché des Enfants Rouges – Red Children’s Market – the oldest market in Paris!

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 25 June 2021 at 10h30
Genuine heart-stopped a stone’s throw from the rue de Bretagne, the Marché des Enfants Rouges – roughly translated as Red Children’s Market – is the oldest market in Paris. still today, Parisians and tourists meet there to shop and enjoy stalls, restaurants, counters, and mouthwatering terraces provided there.

Almost every year, Paris sees food courts and very mouthwatering food halls open gathering all foodies’ guilty pleasure treats. But in the Parisian heritage, there are historic places that have nothing to envy these new spots. And among them stands the Red Children’s Market or Marché des Enfants Rouges.

Highly appreciated by Parisians from the very beginning, the Marché des Enfants Rouges yet experienced a declining period in the 20th century. To protect this flagship in town, it has been listed as historic monument in 1982. A few years later, by the end of the 90’s, the Marché des Enfants Rouges is eventually renewed and renovated to look as new.

Open onto the Rue de Bretagne, this place is the oldest food market in the French capital. And since its creation in 1615, the Marché des Enfants Rouges remains a very coveted place in Paris. today still, Parisians and skilled tourists meet there to go shopping and enjoy the many mouthwatering spots available in this covered market.

On a terrace, at the counter or on the go, enjoy traditional French cuisine, bistronomic dishes, enjoy very fresh oysters with a glass of white wine, or even enjoy an exotic journey through a cup of mint tea and North African specialties, including their famous pancakes we love.

Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please drink responsibly.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 22 June 2021 to 30 June 2024



    39, Rue de Bretagne
    75003 Paris 3


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