Halles de Dijon

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Foundries and Construction Workshops of Fourchambault (Nièvre) were responsible for the construction of the halls in Dijon between the years 1873 and 1875. The architect Louis-Clément Weinberger was accountable for the design of the halls. They were modeled after concepts that the Eiffel company had presented the previous year, 1868.


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The exterior of the building is designed in a classical style and consists of a series of arches and columns with fluted shafts and vine shoots decorated on the capitals. It is made up of a total of four pavilions that are linked together by two streets that are arranged in the shape of a cross.

The spandrels of the large arches are decorated with animal motifs and symbolic representations of the market. These include the medallions of Hermes, the god of trade and commerce, and Ceres, the goddess of the harvest, and the heads of deer, mouflon, wild boar, ox, game and poultry, fish, and eels.

The roof took significant inspiration from the central halls of Paris, a major source of inspiration overall.

• Embrace the commerce and commerce that pumps life into the place:

Les Halles is open in the mornings on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (only inside stalls) and all day on Saturday when more than 200 stalls overflow onto the nearby pedestrianized street. The permanent stands are separated from the main aisles by two main aisles. Vendors also set up folding tables inside and outside the lovely structure under the overhanging eaves.

• Soak up the energetic atmosphere and welcome it with open arms:

The bustling stalls, which can be found in the middle of the old town and are surrounded by beautiful cafes and restaurants, are the epicenter of the activity in the neighborhood. Be prepared to take in the sights, sounds, and smells with all of your senses, and don't forget to lift your gaze to admire the elegant covered market's listed iron structure from the 1800s.

• An excellent, unpretentious café can be found at the center of the market:

Because La Buvette des Halles is so well-liked by the community, there is typically no room to move at the establishment, but it is well worth your time to take a break and enjoy some refreshments.

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Address of Halles de Dijon

Rue Odebert, 21000, Dijon France

Opening & Closing time of Halles de Dijon

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

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