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Les Halles

Historic site and monument Historic patrimony Covered market
Les Halles
Place du Marché
17000 - La Rochelle
An emblematic building of the historic city centre, the 19th century covered market is held every day. It is a building not to be missed in La Rochelle.
The covered market was built on the site of the Grande Boucherie, the city's first meat market, built in 1443. This first food market was built to the plans of the architect Brossard. Built in Charentes stone, dated on the façade "1834", it is covered with a large wooden frame. It opened to the public in 1835.
In 1893, the building was enlarged under the direction of the architect Corbineau, and side aisles were added to the central nave. The use of metal and glass meets the requirements of safety and health. Materials such as granite, brick and terracotta were used.
On the other side of the square, a half-timbered house faces the market and the "Tout-y-faut" dead end, at the end of which a mullioned window (fixed posts dividing a bay with compartments) remains, a vestige of a vanished Renaissance house.
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Périodes d'ouvertures
All year round, daily between 8 am and 1.30 pm.

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Close to a public transportation Bus station under 300 m Bus stop < 500 m City bike station < 500 m

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