Courtney and her family were over in Paris visiting from London and we wandered around the North Marais, doing a bit of shopping, people watching and coffee drinking. It really reminded me about how much I love this little area. I want to write a thousand and one posts on all the lovely little places you can find around here…
I cannot believe I have not written a post about the Marché des Enfants Rouge yet. It is one of the oldest markets of Paris, founded in 1647 and has been converted into a fabulous market/food hall.
Food from all over the world is available… from Morocco, the Caribbean and Japan and it all gets consumed on big communal tables outside the food stalls. There is also a great organic fruit and vegetable stall and a beautiful flower stall.
It has a great atmosphere and is the perfect place to take kids as it is very lively, so a couple of extra noisy little people fit in perfectly….
The food can also be taken away and there is a great little park called the Square du Temple just down the road if you need to give your kids a bit of time off from culture and shopping!
Marché des Enfants Rouge
39 Rue de Bretagne
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.30 – 13.00 and 16.00 to 19.30
Friday, Saturday 8.30 – 13.00 and 16.00 to 20.00
Sunday 8.30 -14.00
The North Marais was so cool. It made me want to move to Paris. There are SO many cool shops, cute cafes, beautiful people, etc. (Well, it’s Paris, after all!)
It made me wish I had come to Paris WITHOUT my kids!! 🙂
that sounds FABULOUS!
I really like that market!!! Do you know that tiny shop that sells all the vintage photographs? So cool!
I like London, but I LOVE Paris. Like Courtney, I never want to leave and am anxious to visit the city sans baby!