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Les Halles de Lyon - Paul Bocuse is the site of spacious covered market consisting of more than 50 shops which dates back to the 19th Century. Constructed at its current location during the 1960s, the market is mainly known for its vast selections of local food products. You can find numerous cheeses, a great selection of wines, regional charcuterie as well as the basics like seafood, meat, fruits, vegetables and bread. Sample some fresh oysters and other delicacies while doing your shopping. A number of excellent restaurants and bars can also be found at this venue.
If you love local products, hang around this quiet and convivial market located in a working-class neighborhood. The Marché de la Croix-Rousse seems to be the most popular food market in Lyon. The stands are full of fresh and appetizing fruits and vegetables. You will also find meat, flowers and cheeses. On Saturdays, an organic farmer's market complements the daily market. On Tuesdays, the food market is extended with a huge manufactured goods market. Friday through Sunday the market closes an hour later.
Les Puces du Canal is France's second largest flea market, located along the river Rhone. The market features over 400 exhibitors who set up shop here weekly. From antiques to art objects, furniture and bric-a-brac, this market is a great spot to hunt for that hidden gem of an item. Antique collectors should definitely make this a stop on their itinerary, as you never know what you might find if you're lucky! Make it an outing and stop at one of the many cafes or food stalls for some authentic French street fare or a refreshing drink while you're here. It's best to get here early to avoid the summer sun.