Enfants Rouges Covered Food Market (Paris)
39, rue de Bretagne, 3rd arr.
Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 am to 1 pm, 4 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday 8:30 am to 8 pm; Sunday 8:30 am to 2 pm
(See p. 50 in Markets of Paris, 2nd ed.)
Enfants Rouges is the oldest covered food market in Paris. Its name refers to the orphanage that once stood at the site, and whose children were clothed in red garments to identify them. This market was almost demolished in the 1980s, but local residents rallied to save it.
good shops along the edges, and a wine bar tucked in the corner are among the reasons that this market ranks up there as one of my favorites.