Feeling Patriotic at Les Halles
Given the fact that it's located in Square Pie in the heart of the walled city, and given the fact that there's a Vertical Garden growing on its façade, a visit to Les Halles simply can’t be missed. Construction of this market was completed in 1899, and today, the forty merchants who’ve set up shop at Les Halles sell everything from prepared dishes, poultry, cheese, flowers, and much more. Although we ventured into this market on a Saturday as they were shutting down shop, the friendly merchants there didn’t turn us away. My mom, who was starving at the time, was able to buy a few prepared dishes as my husband checked out the poultry at a butcher's stall. When one of the butchers saw me taking pictures, he grabbed a freshly-plucked rooster and broke out a rendition of the “The Star Spangled Banner.” He then let my husband pose with the rooster as he grabbed and started waving a French flag while singing the French national anthem. What a character!
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18 Place Pie, 84000 Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 15 15
Sat, Sun 6am - 2pm
Tue - Fri 6am - 1:30pm