The market named “Les enfants rouges” (the red children) is the oldest covered market in Paris. It gets its name from the ancient orphan home which was next to it, where the children wore a red outfit. This market was renovated in the ’90s after it was almost transformed into a parking lot and is now a nice oasis in the busy part of the city where you can buy some food but also have a snack or meal in the many different stalls that sell food of various origins.
Here you will find Italian, Lebanese, Asian, pure French seafood, Moroccan or Creole food. Some of the places have a few places to sit where you can have a freshly prepared meal. But you also have stands where you can get your groceries or fresh fish daily. It is a picturesque place to spend some time checking all those delicious flavours and smells, eating a small bite and getting a bag of fresh products to cook at home if you are staying at a place with kitchen in Paris.