This Market in Paris is Over 400 Years Old! FOOD TOUR & Shopping at a French Flea Market

This Market in Paris is Over 400 Years Old! FOOD TOUR & Shopping at a French Flea Market

Today we explore markets in Paris! First we grab a multi-course breakfast at Marché des Enfants Rouges, which is said to be the oldest covered market in Paris. They have stalls selling fresh produce, seafood, and prepared meals of varying cuisines.

Originally called “Marché des Portes Saint-Martin” when it opened in 1615, the market later became "Marché des Enfants Rouges" to honor the nearby orphanage that dressed its children in red. The literal translation of the market’s name is “Market of the Red Children.”

Then we check out a flea market called Brocante de la Rue de Bretagne. At the time, there wasn’t much information about this flea market written in English. But from what I translated, Brocante de la Rue de Bretagne is held twice a year in the Marais district. So we were very lucky to have encountered it. So many vintage treasures and unique items! If I lived in Paris, you bet we would’ve had a huge haul :)

At the flea market, we spoke with a local who gives us a restaurant recommendation. We decide to give their recommendation a try! We take a scenic stroll through the streets of Paris and step onto an island on the Seine River. Feel free to refer to the video chapters below for your convenience:

0:00 Intro
0:57 Sandwiches from Chez Alain Miam Miam
1:45 Tagine & More from Traiteur Marocain
3:18 Dessert: Kaab el Ghazal (Gazelle Horns)
3:41 Mulled wine from Chez Wagner Au Coin Bio
3:56 Falafel from Traiteur Libanais
4:43 The Butcher of Paris
4:53 Flea Market: Brocante de la Rue de Bretagne
6:24 Walking the Parisian streets
8:20 Outtakes & Bonus Footage
11:06 My Arts & Crafts

Note: This video was filmed in November 2022.

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