Les Halles - The New Heart of Paris


Les Halles has a long history. It used to be a wholesale food market called the Belly of Paris. However, modern time move this venue outside of Paris and created the New Les Halles, that appeared in the 80s. It was a nice glass structure with shops, gardens and open spaces.

Now, it’s moving on again and the new meadow-like gardens, a larger pedestrian district, better regional train station, cultural facilities, a giant rainforest-inspired glass canopy and the subterranean modern shopping mall, Forum des Halles is taking place.  The canopy completion is set for 2016. For details, see www.parisleshalles.fr.

Les Halles is destined to become the heart of a great metropolis, reflecting the vibrancy and excitement
of the French capital – the Paris of tomorrow. Website: www.parisleshalles.fr

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Contemporary architecture in Paris

Fondation Louis Vuitton - museum in Bois de Boulogne

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Bois de Boulogne,

8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris

Website www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is situated in the Bois de Boulogne, close to the Jardin d’Acclimatation. It has an exceptional contemporary art collections (permanent and temporary) that are exhibited in an architectural gem designed by the American architect Franck Gehry.

Visitors can also enjoy a wonderful panoramic views from the various terraces of the building.

New Beaugrenelle Shopping Centre

An ultra modern structure offer business and leisure activities, 120 shops, a department store, 10 restaurants, and a Pathé multiplex cinema with 10 screens.

Located in the world’s number one tourist destination very close to the Eiffel tower in the 15th arrondissement, Beaugrenelle has become a station forming part of the new tourist route in Paris.

Discover more on www.beaugrenelle-paris.com