Marché couvert or Halles de Pau!

Well another marvel not written enough on it and deserves more as we usually park by here on our trips there !! And yes even France modernize as these are not old covered market halls but rather very modern indeed. let me tell you a bit more on the covered market or Marché couvert or Halles de Pau.

The Halles de Pau (as more locally known )are located on a triangle taking the Place de la République, Rue Docteur Siman and Rue de la République and has about 38 merchants.


You get there on local Bus stops Halles Médiathèques, Halles Planté, Halles République . The nice underground car park at Halles République: open from 6h to 21h. Monday to Friday. From 5h to 21h. on Saturday. 9h to 15h Sunday.

The are spread out and hours as such: stall halls: open from Tuesday to Saturday from 7h to 13h. or 15h depending on the merchants – Halls open on Sunday from 9h to 13h or 15h. depending on the merchants – Halls closed every Monday . The night times or Nocturne des Halles every last Friday from from 17h to 23h. Producers’ tile: open from 6h to 13h Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


The Halles de Pau were founded in 1975 . Today, since Summer 2019 (the new one not been yet) , traders have been spread over 2 floors: on the ground floor, merchants from all four seasons, pork butchers, fishmongers, bakeries-pastries, etc. Upstairs, a tasting and catering area with poultry, foie gras, oysters, delicatessen, Breton pancakes, cheeses, etc. The halles ,for the first time in their history, are open on Sundays until 15h.


We browsed and shopped at the Les Caves Fromagéres Béarnaises cheese cellars here since 1975. For three generations the creamery of Ossau / The cheese cellars has specialized in cheeses and dairy products. You can choose from some 250 cheeses from France, Spain, Italy and Great Britain.

The official webpage for the Halles de Pau in French: Halles de Pau or covered market

City of Pau on the Halles a bit more info in French: City of Pau on the Halles or covered market

This is a wonderful area to walk away from the more known monument into the real living of the local Paulois and we recommend you try it, see more enjoy more of your visit to my belle France. Enjoy the Halles de Pau as we did.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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