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Marché des Enfants Rouges in Paris, A very special market

Published on Sunday, 27 April 2014 in the category Visit Paris

Marché des Enfants Rouges is the oldest food market in Paris. One of the many things for which Paris is famous is the many and varied street markets the capital boasts, and "Le Marché des Enfants Rouges" is perhaps the most vibrant of all, offering a heady mix of international cuisine where old and new meet. All this richness and delicious temptation wrapped in a friendly atmosphere can be found less than a ten minute walk from the Hotel Paris France.

Marché des Enfants Rouges in Paris is a global culinary journey

The curious name of this market goes back to the days of Marguerite de Navarre, the wife of Henry II. An intelligent and compassionate woman, in 1534 she saw to the building of an orphanage in what would one day become the Marais. The children sheltered there were dressed in red as a mark of their status as recipients of Christian charity. In 1615 this building was converted into a market, named in honour of the charitable establishment which had served so well for the best part of a century. Les Marché des Enfants Rouges became a national historical monument in 1982.

Today, walking through this market is akin to taking a culinary tour of the world. It proudly offers an incredible diversity of produce, styles of cooking, aromas and flavours. Whether you are looking for individual ingredients or ready to eat cuisine that is both delicious and affordable, this is the place to visit. French bistro, Breton crepes, English brunch, Moroccan delicacies, Japanese treats, Italian fare…Lebanese…African…it’s all here in enchanting profusion. The market is also very popular so come early if you want to grab a table.

The Hotel Paris France heartily recommends Les Marché des Enfants Rouges

Our hotel is a place of great character, so we are pleased to recommend another location of great character. Enjoy the delightful stroll from the Hotel Paris France to Les Marché des Enfants Rouges and choose from an amazing selection of wonderful food.

 


Hotel Paris France, a charming 2-star hotel near the Louvre

Picture copyright holder : Tourist office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand