Less than 10 minutes on foot from the Paris France Hotel, you can find a discreet place that is adored by local residents, the Marché des Enfants Rouges. Steeped in history, this market is a true hub of neighbourhood life. Come with us as we explore its history and what it offers today.
Four hundred years of history
Originally called the Petit Marché du Marais, the Marché des Enfants Rouges was created in 1615. It owes its name to the nearby orphanage where the children were distinguished by their red coats. Listed as a Historic Monument in 1982, it was completely restored in the 1990s. Today, it retains its traditional spirit and friendly atmosphere. From the street, you must look carefully to find its entrances, which are not immediately apparent. Once through the gateway, you enter a world in which colours and aromas mingle to delight your senses.
Treat yourself at the stalls
Greengrocers, food artisans, and caterers offer high quality and fresh produce. The perfect place to fill your shopping basket, the Marché des Enfants Rouges tempts you to put together a tasty picnic to enjoy later in one of the Parisian parks and gardens. You can have a quick lunch on a corner of a stall or sit more comfortably at L'Estaminet, a market eatery where fresh local produce is cooked for you on the spot. La Petite Fabrique also awaits you with its savoury pies, gourmet snacks and incomparable homemade hot chocolate…
The covered Marché des Enfants Rouges is a place steeped in history. However, it is also and above all a lively place much appreciated by the inhabitants of the district. It presents a friendly and warm image of the Marais, an exciting district that the Paris France Hotel team will help you discover.
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