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Philippe Lechat, chef étoilé
Façade - Halles Paul Bocuse
Halles Paul Bocuse - Sibilia
Halles Paul Bocuse - Primeurs

There's no secret about it… great ingredients produce great dishes

Philippe Lechat, 6th of December 2011


Philippe Lechat, a Michelin star-rated Chef, tells us about Les Halles Paul Bocuse

Could you tell us a little about the history of Les Halles?

Les Halles de Lyon (Lyon's covered markets) have been in existence since 1970. They were previously located in the district of Les Cordeliers. They were later moved here, in the sixth district. You can't miss them, three wide main alleys lead to numerous shops. Many of them are star-rated by the Michelin guide. These “Halles” are named after Paul Bocuse, a legendary figure on both the French and international cooking scene.


What can you find at Les Halles de Lyon?

You can find all kinds of traders selling products for cooking. Bakers, caterers, butchers or fishmongers selling high-quality fresh products. It is an impressive local showcase which brings together the town's best traders. People come here to find top-quality meat, poultry or cheese. There's no secret about it… great ingredients produce great dishes.


What makes Les Halles so special in your view?

More than 95% of the 59 shops are run by company managers. They know their product and can advise you. There is a high degree of contact between the traders and their clients. First and foremost, these are local businesses. That is what people like and it is what brings them here.

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