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Les Halles, Paris

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Les Halles was named for a large marketplace that was demolished in 1971 and replaced with an underground modern shopping area. Its labyrinthine underground alleys once sold fish, meat, and vegetables, and the fresh food market was the center of the city. You can now explore an open-air center area below street level, a sunken garden that contains sculptures, fountains, and mosaics. Beneath the shopping precinct lies the underground station Châtelet-Les-Halles, a central hub of Paris's express commuter rail system, the RER. To visit Les Halles on your trip to Paris, use our Paris holiday planner.
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  • A beautiful construction with an incredible mall. Paris gets to hot and need a place to refresh? Les Halles is the answer. Toilets go for €0.50, keep clear from the ones under the escalators. It all h...  more »
  • Why would you to to a mall in Paris? Especially with Le Marais at the doorstep. There are so many more fascinating and lovely boutiques all over the streets that a mall seems strange. It is controvers...  more »
  • I visit it the first time in march of 2016, it was a big surprise to find in the middle of everything a very big mall underground. It was a little bit messy but it looks like it was going thru remodel...  more »