Marché des Enfants Rouges

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Marché des Enfants Rouges

The Marché des Enfants Rouges is the oldest covered market[1] in Paris, France. It was established in 1628[1] and is located at 39 Rue de Bretagne in the Marais (3rd) arrondissement.

The name in English translates as "Market of the Red Children" and refers to the children clothed in red (the color of charity) who were cared for in a nearby orphanage.[2] The market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and bread, plus restaurants where shoppers can buy cooked meals.[3]


  1. ^ a b "New York Times travel guide". New York Times. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Brunton, John (28 November 2008). "The best Paris markets". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "3rd Arrondissement (Upper Marais)". Travel and Leisure. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

Coordinates: 48°51′46″N 2°21′43″E / 48.8628°N 2.3620°E / 48.8628; 2.3620