Les Halles is a traditional market center in Paris. In 1183, King Philippe II Auguste enlarged the market in Paris and built a shelter for the merchants, who came from all directions. Then in the 1850s, a large glass and iron building Les Halles became famous because it was built. Les Halles is known as the "stomach of Paris".
It is named for the large central wholesale market, which dismantled in 1971, to be replaced with an underground modern shopping area, Forum des Halles. This is important in that area of the open air under the streets of central level, such as the sunken garden, and contains statues, fountains, and mosaics, as well as museums including the Musée Grévin - Forum des Halles (a wax museum).
And in 1971, Les Halles was destroyed and replaced by the Forum des Halles. The central market of Paris, the world's largest food market, given at Rungis, in the southern suburbs.