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Marche des Enfants Rouges

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Address: 39 Rue de Bretagne | Haut Marais, 75003 Paris, France
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Don't go too early, but very interesting market!

Oldest covered market in Paris! Locals go very early when only the fresh seafood, meats and vegitables are on display - and quite a display at that! Go later if you want to eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

In general the food being vended was not up to par. The Mediterranean restaurant in the far corner/back was seriously over priced and the two meat balls will keep you up all night. There are better places to get food in the neighborhood. We were there on a Friday. Not on a day when the street market was operating.

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went reasonably early (9:30'ish) on a Thursday morning expecting to see a bustling french market but found a very quiet (almost ghost town quiet !) area with hardly anything open. We had planned on having a light breakfast there but the opportunity did not present itself. Very disappointing particularly as various guide books had put it down a must... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We were keen to visit this market as our guide book talked it up but what a disappointment! It's tiny and frankly uninteresting and we were in and out in no time wishing we hadn't bothered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Oldest covered market in Paris! Locals go very early when only the fresh seafood, meats and vegitables are on display - and quite a display at that! Go later if you want to eat prepared ethnic dishes that are reputedly delicious, but we did not get to try - still very good place to buy, if you plan on making... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This market has such a wide range - from cous cous ready to eat to beautiful mushrooms straight from the farm and mounds of fresh berries. So, you can eat takeaway or eat it at the markets but you can also buy the best ingredients to make your own delicious meals at home. The fishmongers have everything from sea urchins... More 

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Balmain, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Providers and street food vendors coexist in this small market. We were there at lunch time and most of the stall holders were closed by then (including Alain the famous galette/crepe stall holder) but food vendors were doing a good trade - no spare tables! The market and eating set-up is basic (and not in a charming way) but the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were staying in the neighborhood and walked over to see if we could get anything good. I got some produce but it wasn't super. Several food stands and some tables but wasn't very convenient and didn't see anything that really drew us. Nothing really special. Good to go if you are staying in the neighborhood, but not to go... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The marché is very nice with a great atmosphere. However, we went to the Lebanese place and were very disappointed with the service. Our order was taken at the table but one of us then had to queue for 45mins to "choose" our entrées. What is the point of ordering at the table if we then have to wait in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was shockingly awful. We ordered at a table and then had to wait in line for the counter for an hour to choose the starters! The food was, frankly, not worth the wait or the trouble. And they didn't even bring our change!

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited on a Friday in Late October around 12 noon. Didn't see any flea market items, just food being prepared along with a couple of farmer market stalls and fresh seafood. There was a photo store selling old B & W's and a wonderful little flower stall but most of it was different types of ethnic foods for sale. Toward... More 

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Staying in Le Marais

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.