The renovation is scheduled to be completed in 2018, but some of the new spaces are already open.
The district is named after the old market district of Paris, nicknamed the ‘belly of Paris’, which was subsequently transferred to Rungis in the Val-de-Marne suburb in the 1970s. Les Halles in central Paris now houses the Forum des Halles (a huge shopping centre with a 30-cinema multiplex, an indoor swimming pool and the Forum des Images cinema), several restaurants, bars and trendy shops, not to mention the world’s biggest underground station, Châtelet-Les Halles. The surrounding streets, Rue Montorgueil, Rue Quincampoix and Rue Tiquetonne, provide a pleasant stroll through the area. Les Halles district is undergoing a transformation and will soon become a modern and vibrant space with a brand-new set of gardens, a bigger pedestrian area, a modernized underground station and the ongoing construction of the ‘Canopy’, a magnificent curvilinear roof inspired by the forest canopy, which will cover the new Forum des Halles.
Subway - Les Halles
RER - Châtelet - Les Halles
Bus - 21, 29, 38, 47, 48, 67, 69, 72, 74, 75, 76, 85