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39 rue de Bretagne | Haut Marais, 75003 Paris, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Paris in July 2018. Marche des Enfants Rouges was one of the food highlights for me. So good in fact that we went back three times during our stay. Firstly was the Crepes, they were amazing, I had one filled with ham cheese and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DanfromNZ
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We've visited this market twice and, based on reviews, expected to find a vibrant market. Perhaps it was the time of day--late afternoon, early evening, in hopes of buying some carry-out for dinner, especially from the Moroccan stand. We've been underwhelmed twice. Many of shops...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank vatravelingbug
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Although small, this market is wonderful. Fresh flowers, sea food, cheese &a the like, along with nots of stalls selling all sorts of hot food to try. Brilliant place.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Leedsaway67
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Great covered outdoor market. Good selection of food choices, you can eat there or take food to go. Saturday may not be the best day to go, but the food was great!!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank christina h
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Not as wide as the usual city markets in Europe, this is the oldest market in town (1615) that became a pitoresc place to visit and enjoy a meal without lots of popular tourism. There is a shop with marvelous antique pictures and a tend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Excellent place to buy some prepared food for lunch, although it will be a challenge to find a place to sit to eat it as there are so few places to sit at picnic benches. Otherwise a small small street market in the midst of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 30, 2018

An interesting place full of lines, noise, smells and different food options. Worth walking around just to see what it offers. Nothing grabbed us enough to want to stay and eat, however. Perhaps we just weren't hungry enough.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cate B
Reviewed September 24, 2018

So mant stalls selling fresh produce, but the little kiosks selling food were great-smells were amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The location in the tony Marais District is great for people watching and drinking, but the food, from a Croque Monsieur to Steak Fries is pretty average. Desserts are better, but a beer or a glass of the local white or red wine will make...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

What a neat little market! Fresh produce, fish, cheese, and lots more, plus a bunch of premade food from a range of countries, including a wicked Moroccan place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Karyn M
November 21, 2018|
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Response from DavidH6056 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend going not on a weekend (Sundays particularly crowded at lunchtime), and try to avoid getting there right at lunchtime. Mid-morning on a weekday would be least crowded in my opinion.
December 25, 2016|
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Response from Brendan K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I was there on Christmas Day and it was open but only a couple of stalls were active. I would think it will be more likely to have more stalls open on New Years Day than Christmas but I am not sure.
Matt M
November 9, 2015|
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Response from Marcia U | Reviewed this property |
Open in February, except Mondays. Don't miss it! Fabulous, specially on Sundays.
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Wildwood, Missouri
Best open air markets & other food markets (13 Replies)
What are the best open air markets to visit for food, fun stuff, etc... experience? Will be staying in apt. in Left bank. Is the Marche des Enfants Rouges on Sunday recommended? ideas? We'll be visiting first week in Oct.
July 04, 2011|
Response fromphread|
Marche des Enfants Rluges is super charming, but miniscule and not a rovong market, but a daily one. Still worth the visit, but the larger ones, like Ricjard Lenoir or La Motte Picquet are much more entertaining.
Monterey, California
Need help deciding on location for one month rental (9 Replies)
hi, we are planning a one month apartment rental in Paris we've found a couple of options in the 3rd arrondissement, near the Marche des Enfants Rouges. Someone told me that area is a bit like SoHo in NYC but I don't know NY at all so that doesn't help much. Does that mean sort of bohemian? We have children and want to be somewhere safe, quiet and with reasonable access to the main 'sights'. Does this area sound like that at all? Any ideas on alternatives would be very welcome. Thank you.
January 22, 2010|
Response fromsydneynick|
Firstly, everywhere in central Paris is safe, so this is not something to be concerned about. Secondly, nowhere in central Paris is near to all the main sights. They are spread over Paris, so you will always need to use the Metro to visit some of them. And anywhere you stay in central Paris will be within 200 yards of a Metro station, so again this is not something to be concerned about. The area is just north of the Marais. It's a pleasant area, with plenty of restaurants. It should be...More
Monterey, California
Paris 3rd arrondissement advice please? (5 Replies)
Hello, we are planning a one month stay in Paris and have found a couple of possible apartment rentals in the 3rd Arrondissement, both a block or two from the Marche des Enfants Rouges. From the photos, the area looks mixed - some modern (outdated modern maybe?) buildings next to more traditional ones. Google says about 30 minutes on foot to the Louvre. We don't know this area well at all and would love to get some input from a Paris expert. Is the area safe to walk around at night (we have...More
January 21, 2010|
Response from1BCTraveler|
Hi - I travel to Paris often and without my husband - and I've found only one place that tourists visit that's unsafe - the Bois de Boulogne, only after dark. During daylight hours it's a terrific place but after dark, bad people come out to do bad things, so avoid it then. I've stayed in at least 8 different arrondissements and been safe in every one of them at any hour whether on a bus, the Metro, the RER, or on foot. I think the Marais will be an interesting and affordable area in...More