Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse (Paul Bocuse Market Halls), Lyon

Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse (Paul Bocuse Market Halls), Lyon (must see)

The Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse or simply La Halle (The Halls) is a covered market spread over three floors, with nearly 60 shops and restaurants. Oftentimes jokingly referred to as “the belly of Lyon”, this venue covers 13,500 m² of space in which butchers, poultry shops, bakeries and delicatessens rub shoulders with cheese-, pastry- and chocolate stalls, fishmongers, and more.

The Halls were established in February 1971, replacing an old market on this site, existed since 1859. In 2005-2006, the building underwent renovation, during which a large glass façade was added overlooking Cours Lafayette.

Remarkably, this historic gastronomic hotspot is said to be dedicated to the local mothers. But most importantly, it is famed for its association with the most iconic of Lyon's chefs, holder of three Michelin stars, Paul Bocuse. The name “Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse” pays tribute to the chef who used to come here regularly to obtain supplies for his gourmet restaurants. Among his favorite suppliers were Mère Richard – makers of Maréchal cheeses, fishmonger Pupier, butchers Colette Sibilia, the Gast house, and many others.

If you love eating adventurously, The Halls is for you! Quality-wise, the local products are top of the range, so expect to pay an extra bit for everything. There are plenty of places to sit with a table service. Otherwise, you can just fill your hands with some delicacies, like pâté en croûte, and savour it whilst walking around. Having explored all the seafood, cheeses and meats, make sure to leave some room for pastry and chocolate dessert.

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Sight Name: Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse (Paul Bocuse Market Halls)
Sight Location: Lyon, France (See walking tours in Lyon)
Sight Type: Shopping
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