Marché des enfants rouges


This is the first time I’ll blog about restaurants or shops here but I try to get rid of one too many blog and this would mean
recommendations for restaurants and such would have to find a new home here. Probably not the worst idea.

So let’s start with le marché des enfants rouges.
I come to paris twice a year to work and I hardly have time to discover new things. Luckily this time kevin came along and he discovered this covered market which I learned id the oldest in paris. Built in 1615 under Louis XIII. The rather strange name is said to come from an orphanage which was next to it where the children wore red uniforms.

We went there on a sunday morning and I immediately fell in love with it. The marché is almost secretly nested in a backyard, in the first part one finds lovely fruit , flowers and fish stands. But the real discovery were the stalls you can find further back in the market. Little food stalls that sell proper menus or a combination of products and take a way food. Theres big tables and benches everywhere and you can also sit down and eat you lunch or dinner right there.
I felt a bit like in an asian street kitchen only that we could choose between moroccan, libyan, japanese italian or french for lunch. The decision was difficult every thing looked so tempting.










Le Marche des Enfants Rouges
39 rue de Bretagne
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:  8:30-1PM and 4PM-7: 30PM
Friday, Saturday- 8h30AM-1PM and 4PM-8PM
Sunday: 8:30AM–2PM
Metro: Filles- Calvaire or Temple

I’ve learnt theres a very nice community garden called ” le pottage des oiseaux” next to it if you have time to visit check the website