Les Halles – Paris market was located here since 12th century. The market was often transformed and enlarged and since 19th century famous of the food sold here. Since 1969 market was replaced and in 1971 old halles was closed. Today there’s no sign of old buildings. These were destroyed and a modern shopping center was built. It’s a group of buildings, galleries and terraces. This place is always full of crowd and if you are interested in shopping you find hundreds of shops here. If not go to the beautiful garden. It’s a lovely place, perfect for walks and relax.
You can find old and new architectural buildings next to eachother. I like that very much, it keeps a city alive. On the pic you can see shoppingcentre Les Halles next to a church. It is close to Centre Pompidou.
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Les Halles is the former location of the Paris produce market (now moved to Rungis near Orly Airport).
Now the area is famous for the Pompidou Center and the charming Stravinsky Fountain.
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Les Halles is maybe the biggest mall I've ever seen..But maybe also the ugliest...However, the old buidlings around it are worth a visit.