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.

Vegetables for sale at the Marché des Enfants Rouges

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New York Times travel guide". New York Times. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Brunton, John (28 November 2008). "The best Paris markets". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "3rd Arrondissement (Upper Marais)". Travel and Leisure. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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