Halles de Dijon

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The central halls of Dijon are market halls in cast-iron architecture built from 1873 to 1875 in Dijon, Côte-d’Or, in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, France. They have been listed as historic monuments since 1975. The halls of Dijon are surrounded by numerous restaurants and cafés.

The municipality of Dijon decided in 1868 to build a covered market. The plans were drawn up by the architect of the city of Dijon and completed in 1869 by his successor, the engineer Louis-Clément Weinberger. These halls were built from 1873 to 1875 by the Foundries and construction workshops of Fourchambault, on the site of the former Jacobin (Dominican) convent and their 13th century church.

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The building, with a surface area of 4,400 m² and a total height of 13 meters with four pavilions articulated around two main cross-shaped aisles, houses 246 shops and 14 annexes.

The monument presents a succession of arcades and columns with fluted shafts and capitals decorated with vine branches. The spandrels of the large arches are decorated with animal motifs and symbolic themes relating to the halls: heads of deer, mouflon, wild boar and ox, game and poultry, fish and eel. There are medallions to Ceres, goddess of the harvest and Hermes, god of trade and commerce. The roof is strongly inspired by that of the covered market halls of Paris.

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