Les Halles Castellane – A Visual Essay
Most indoor markets in Europe are made from really old buildings but this one from France has a modern twist. Les Halles Castellane is a Montpellier’s main and recently renovated covered marketplace, it’s not as enormous as Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Munich’s Viktualienmarkt or even Wroclaw’s Hala Targowa but it compact and basically covers what you all need.
What’s sold here is everything you’d expect from the south of France like fresh and dried meats, seafood, cheese, bread, olives, flowers, dried and fresh fruits, vegetables and local Languedoc wine. There are around 26 stalls, some of which are restaurants but most of them are stalls that sell different things, not two stalls sell the same produce which I love as you don’t have options that make life complicated, you need cheese there is only one store for it, and that’s the same for everything.
Another thing good with this place is that its placed right in the centre of Montpellier so its very handy, parking is readily available underground if you plan to bring your car, definitely a must visit when you are in Montpellier, there is no reason why you should not. Even you don’t want to buy some souvenirs, give their food stalls a try, grab different cheeses, cold cuts, wine and cooked dishes from different stalls, then bring it outside and enjoy it in the outdoor cafe at Place Castellane, have a picnic at Place De La Canourgue or in Jardin des plantes de Montpellier.
Les Halles Castellanes
Address: Rue de la Loge, 34000 Montpellier, France
Phone: +334 67 66 29 92