Fontaine devant la Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris

Grande Halle de la Villette

Come and explore the Parc de la Villette’s colossal glass and iron structure, which is home to a cultural centre with a programme that never fails to amaze!

  1. What to see and do
  2. Museums and monuments
  3. Museums and cultural sites
  4. Grande Halle de la Villette


With its exposed metal girders and huge skylights, this former cattle market in the middle of the Parc de la Villette is a classic example of the style of Victor Baltard, a famous architect from the Second French Empire. Now fully renovated and a listed historical heritage site, the building has become a top spot for culture and social diversity.

The Grande Halle is a favourite haunt of families, teens and locals alike, who come to enjoy events, spectacular exhibitions, concerts, shows and festivals like the Rencontres des cultures urbaines, where dancers from around the world perform their latest hip-hop routines.

Discover the Grande Halle de la Villette through one of the treasure hunts in the Paris Region Adventures application specially designed for families and downloadable free of charge.

Between an expo and a gig, La Petite Halle is definitely the place to go if you want to enjoy a drink and an authentic wood-fired pizza, or just sit outside and chat under the cover of the roof.

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Community facilities

Access and contact

211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris 19ème

Metro : Porte de Pantin (Line 5) Tram : Porte de Pantin (Line T3b) Bus : Porte de Pantin (Lines 75, 151)

Days and opening hours

All year round.


  • Prices not available. Admission fees are subject to change depending on the programme.


  • Wi-fi
  • Restaurant


  • Temporary exhibition
  • Shows
  • Activity


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • French
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  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris 19ème

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