Marché des Enfants Rouges
Built by King Louis XIII in 1615, Le Marché des Enfants Rouges (the ‘Market of the Red Children') is Paris’ oldest covered food market, taking its name from a 16th-century orphanage nearby, where the kids were dressed in red. Today, the historic market remains among the top attractions of the Marais district and it’s a lively introduction to Parisian life, with stalls heaped with seasonal produce and a steady stream of locals passing through its doors.
As well as picking up fresh flowers, fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood, the market is a top spot to sample regional produce like cheese, saucisson, foie gras and wine. There are also several street food stalls and food counters to eat lunch, serving a range of different cuisine, from Moroccan couscous to Japanese sushi or fresh oysters.
What's the best way to experience Marché des Enfants Rouges?
- Paris Secret Food Tour: Taste of Le Marais w/ Private Tour Option
- Explore unique city spots and enjoy a snack
- Paris Sightseeing, Marais and Secrets Bike Tour
- 1 Day Private Walking Tour Of Paris: Montmartre, Latin Quarter, Champs Élysées
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