Looking for "les halles" in Paris

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Jul 12th, 2001, 05:12 PM
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Robin
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Looking for "les halles" in Paris

While scanning this forum for shopping, someone mentioned "les halles" in regard to kitchen supply items. Is this an area or a street? How do I get there?

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Jul 12th, 2001, 05:45 PM
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It is a centrally located square in Paris. It is a central station for the Paris metro and RER. If you look in the subway map, you cannot miss it because it is smack dab in the center. That's Les Halles. There are a lot of shopping areas near the station. Hope this helps. In the map it is Chatelet-Les Halles.
 
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Jul 12th, 2001, 05:45 PM
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Les Halles is the name of the old outdoor food market in Paris. It is in the 2nd Arrondissement on the Right Bank.
Not as active as it once was, for obvious reasons.
 
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Jul 12th, 2001, 05:59 PM
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Check the posts under this topic. It mentions several places for kitchen wares and gives good directions for a store near metro Les Halles.

samiritaine (sp?) worth a visit or waste of time?
 
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Jul 12th, 2001, 06:38 PM
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Robin: Somewhat near Les Halles...if you are truly interested in kitchen items / cooking stuff - you must visit E. deHilleran ( http://www.e-dehillerin.fr/). It's an amazing cooking store that Julia Child used to shop at when she lived in Paris. You have to get a clerk to help you as it's a bit confusing when you get there. They do ship to the US. Perhaps this is the store that your friend had in mind. Have fun!

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Jul 12th, 2001, 06:52 PM
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Thank you Kate. I do have DeHillerin written down as one of my many places to check out.

I did scan for Les Halles but my search came back with nothing found??? Strange. I'll have to try it again to see if I get different results.

Someone back in February mentioned this "area" and that poster was asked to give more detail but they never did.
 
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Jul 12th, 2001, 07:00 PM
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There is an underground mall called Les Halles - on the site of the former outdoor market, if I'm not mistaken. I don't remember any specific kitchen supply stores, but I've never spent a lot of time in there looking around. I think the surrounding area is also referred to as Les Halles.

I'm sure that Christina or Elvira or any of the other Paris specialists can provide more info.
 
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Jul 13th, 2001, 07:55 PM
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Robin, I believe Les Halles refers to a large produce market which has since moved to Rungis. Saveur magazine featured an article about this market and the surrounding area in either its March or May 2000 issue.
 
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Jul 14th, 2001, 01:10 PM
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Robin: Here's a list of good kitchen shops I've compiled.

A. Simon: 36, rue Etienne-Marcel and 48, rue Montmartre (2me). Métro: Etienne-Marcel or Les Halles.

Casa: 92, rue Saint-Lazare (9me). Métro: St-Lazare.

De Choses et d'Autres: 2, rue Gounod (17me). Métro: Péreire.

Verrerie de la Bastille: 62, rue de la Roquette (11me. Métro: Bastille.

 
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Jul 14th, 2001, 08:18 PM
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You may also want to check out the kitchen supply items at Le Bazzar de le Hotel de Ville (BHV). It's next to the Hotel de Ville and across the river and north of Notre Dame. Large selection and various price ranges.
 
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Jul 15th, 2001, 06:02 AM
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Les Halles doesn't really exist anymore. It used to be a huge collection of mostly open-air markets wher people would shop. The city decided to get rid of it (moved further out as somebody mentioned), raze the site, and put in an underground shopping complex. The whole thing turned sour fairly quickly, and it's become somewhat of a teen hangout.
 
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Jul 15th, 2001, 07:59 AM
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Thank you so much StCirq. I printed out your suggestions and will take them us. Won't my husband be delighted!

Thank you to all who have posted!
 
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