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The Halles of Paris: National Monuments

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To feed 8 million Parisians is not an easy task in a Paris still fashioned of alleys, passages and mazes that had since the end of the Second World War a great desire to modernize … In the early 60s, it was therefore decided to transfer the Halles de Paris market, which had been active since the 12th century, some 10 kilometers south of the capital: new infrastructures had been created: highway networks, Orly airport (entirely redesigned by  the architect Henri Vicariot) … The last market day was held on February 27, 1969 and the stalls were definitely closed for […]

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