Les Halles in 2005/06

Pictures around the area featured in Le Ventre de Paris

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around les Halles-1

around les Halles-2

around les Halles-3

around les Halles-4


Interior of St Eustache-1

Interior of St Eustache-2

Interior of St Eustache-3

Rue du Pont Neuf(in case you did not guess)

Rue du Pont Neuf today-1

Rue du Pont Neuf today-2

rue montmartre-1

rue montmartre-2

view of st eustache

Some of the above shots are a little dark as they were taken on a very wet day in February. I guess I could argue they more accurately reflect the Zola mood! There are some good pictures of the modern day Halles at Channels hotel website. (Use the map and click on Les Halles).
Today Les Halles is a shopping centre and rail link for the RER and metro as well as a meeting place. The city council is currently looking at redevelopment of the area and this is due to commence in 2008.
Inside the Church there is a contemporary monument to the traders who used to populate the area. The picture I have is too blurred to include here unfortunately.

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