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] as the "petit marché du Marais" and is located at 39 Rue de Bretagne in the Marais (3rd) arrondissement. The market has been listed as a historic monument since 1982.

The name in English translates as "Market of the Red Children", and refers to the nearby "Hospice des Enfants-Rouges" where orphans were clothed in red (the color of charity).[2] The market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and bread, as well as 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