Marche des Enfants Rouges, Paris

3.9
#6 of 308 in Shopping in Paris
Established in the early 1600s, Marche des Enfants Rouges is the oldest covered market in Paris. Covertly located behind a modest green metal gate, this market offers a maze of fresh food stalls and ready-to-eat cuisine from around the world. Sit next to locals at communal tables, bringing your purchased traditional crêpes, a Caribbean jerk meal, a Japanese sushi roll, and more. Products vary from day to day. Look for farm fresh fruits, seasonal vegetables, flowers, and bakery items. Arrange your visit to Marche des Enfants Rouges and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paris using our Paris trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Marche des Enfants Rouges
map
Marche des Enfants Rouges Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
714 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Stopped in on a Sunday for lunch ... After several laps to decide where to stop and eat we opt for Moroccan cuisine. wide variety of couscous and other dishes. what food!!! All good! To finish and to warm us up a good tea. If you are in the area you should not let it get away!
    View original
  • Maybe we went on the wrong day (so we went a 2nd day). 3 restaurant/cafe, 2 veg/fruit vendors, half the place was empty. Lucky for us there was a very neat playground near by. I am not sure how this i...  more »
  • In the hands of a native. Put fruits and foods of the world. Lebanese food, burgers, sandwiches of the ciborium (here tail, but to do it), vegetarian... and that we, the Moroccan ate. Tajin, pastiche and cous cous. Very good and good treatment. The market is cumbersome but authentic. Would you again? For the sandwiches, I tell you
    View original
Google
  • In America we may think of a Market as a place to buy durable goods. This market though is a place to buy food. Crepes, Hamburgers (all the rage in Paris) Asian delicious, or your traditional bread, cheese and meat. All this and more from local, artisanal chefs. Do not miss a visit here but make sure you come hungry!!
  • I really liked this place! You can find different kinds of food and good service, it's usually full (in my experience) but you can always find a place to sit, and it's not expensive.
  • This isn't anywhere near as big as I was expecting nor as historic or pretty. There's perhaps 8-12 eateries including a few normal restaurants and even though we went on Saturday morning half of the stalls were closed. The restaurants and food stalls that are there look great, we ate at the Italian at the back and the food was lovely 4 stars but he actual market itself was a bit disappointing.
  • Lots of great food choices, but watch for the cost if you are not sure of the language. A simple bread substitution can increase the price of a falafel by 40%
  • Cool market to check out. People were super friendly. The food was good.

Plan your trip to Paris

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Paris

Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Paris by other users

33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ALGERIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Europe BY A USER FROM FINLAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans