On the terrace of the Marché des Enfants Rouges
The oldest market in Paris offers a delightful terrace. Listed as an historic monument, this was the location of a 16th century orphanage where the red of the children’s clothes showed that they had been donated by Christian charities. In 2000 the location was renovated as a market and has since gone on to become the vibrant heart of the district. Along the hall can be found rows of traditional food market stalls selling their wares; a fishmonger, butcher, baker and other artisanal and organic food merchants, where locals come to fill their baskets with fresh and seasonal produce or take lunch à la bonne franquette (potluck). On small wooden tables nestled next to the florist or in front of traders, you can take a relaxing moment or two within the bustle of this covered market to enjoy a Moroccan couscous, a Lebanese dish, Japanese food, a burger, bread, pancakes and blini at Alain Miam Miam, a plate of the terroir of the Mesenguy farm, or fish and chips at the new stall, Jeanne's. You can take a seat in L'Estaminet restaurant, enjoy a drink from a merchant offering natural wines or opt for a gelati basil, melon, or fiore di latte at the Italian delicatessen. You will find a rich palette of colours and flavours in this vibrant market which is ideally located for a stopover on the way to the Hotel Fabric. JR.
The Marché des Enfants Rouges, accessible via 39 rue de Bretagne 3rd
Open Tuesday to Thursday from 8:30 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:30 and until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday from 8:30 to 14:00.