Discover the treasures of the Rue de Bretagne in Paris
Published on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 in the category Visit Paris
If you’re planning a summer trip to Paris, we recommend that you choose as your accommodation the Hotel Paris France, where you can enjoy exclusive rates throughout the summer! We also offer a terrific location as, not far from the hotel, in the picturesque and historic Marais district, you can discover the many treasures that the Rue de Bretagne has awaiting you.
The Enfants Rouges Market
When it was established in 1628, the Marché des Enfants Rouges was known as the Petit Marché du Marais, as well as the Marché de Beauce. The names derive from the market’s close proximity to the Hospice des Enfants-Rouges, and the Rue de Beauce. The Enfants Rouges was an orphanage in which the children were required to wear red clothing, hence the name. Founded by Marguerite de Navarre, a member of French royalty, the orphanage existed from 1524 to 1777. Today the covered market that occupies this location is the oldest still in use in Paris, and is even registered as an historical monument! Here in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, at 39 Rue de Bretagne, you’ll discover a vibrant and typically Parisian market offering clothing, crafts and, best of all, an impressive range of international cuisine.
The Square du Temple
The sun shines in Paris and summer is in full swing, so it’s great to find a picturesque green space in which to relax. Happily, the Rue de Bretagne has the Square du Temple. Built on the site where a Knights Templar fortress once stood, this botanic garden is 7700 m² of absolute delight, boasting many species of trees and other flora. Children can have fun on the playground or play on the vast lawn that opens to the public from April 15th to October 15th. Lovers appreciate the romantic ambience of the pond, with its water feature built of rocks from the forest of Fontainebleau. Enjoy the cool, dappled shade of this green lung in the heart of the city.
Located in a building that was once a traditional Parisian bakery, the Café Charlot can be found across from the Marché des Enfants Rouges. After your discovery of the famed Parisian street market, you’ll appreciate the opportunity to sip a drink on the sunny terrace here. With its charm and its retro atmosphere, it evokes an era of neighbourhood Parisian bistros, and is a friendly and relaxed place to enjoy a coffee with friends. The food is also well worth your attention. The simple but classic menu is just one of the reasons why the Café Charlot is so well loved by the locals.
Our hotel is located close to the Rue de Bretagne and you can be there in minutes. Paris is a city rich in discoveries and every street has something to offer!
Hotel Paris France, a charming 2-star hotel near the Louvre
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