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Les Halles, Paris

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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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  • Very nice architecture exercise, but he had to think about the weather in Paris, often wet, the architect comes from a country without rain? As the water flows, the flower beds are wet, frigid atmosphere with the wind. Fortunately there are shops, but we come to the shops. A review the work finished and the resolute discharge...
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  • We did a walk through covered galleries and shopping malls of Paris and Les Halles the least liked. The multi-storey concrete architecture inside in any way invites you to stroll and relax. There are standard brand chain with more flair in Paris.
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  • Beautiful place to do a half-day tour, with attractions for all culinary and architectural tastes
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