Of course, Paris is famed for its Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Yet these Parisian monuments should not make us forget that, not so long ago, Paris was also an industrial city and the various activities of yesteryear have left a legacy of exciting places like the Grande Halle de la Villette...


The Grande Halle de la Villette, from cattle market to exhibition venue

With its metal and glass framework typical of the time, the Grande Halle is one of the architectural jewels dating from the Second Empire. Originally a cattle market and abattoir, it would deal with up to 5,000 cattle on market days. Extensively and respectfully restored a dozen years ago, the Grande Halle is today a cultural centre where a diverse selection of festivals and shows are presented, as well as exhibitions such as the recent Tutankhamun; Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh.


A place of innovation

Eclectic, surprising, fascinating, the Grande Halle lends itself to hosting all kinds of different events. During the 2019/2020 season, there will be theatre, dance and music with Romeo Castelluci, the Kalypso Festival and the Pitchfork Music Festival among other presentations. The team at your Hotel Les Deux Girafes is, of course, aware of all the current and upcoming events at the Grande Halle and can help you to arrange bookings and transport to the venue.

Discover a place of creation and innovation that embodies the city’s 19th century past; the Grande Halle de la Villette. For the beauty of the architecture as well as the quality of the events presented, it’s well worth a visit!



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- Grande Halle de la Villette

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