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Beziers in Hérault Départment, Languedoc-Roussillon, France — Southeast Coast (Mediterranean Sea)
 

Les Halles

[The Covered Market]

 
 
Les Halles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2012
1. Les Halles Marker
Inscription. Sur cet emplacement etait un eglise romane (XIe siecle) dediee a St. Felix. Au pied de cette eglise : le cimetiere des pauvres. C’est le lieu que choisit Raymond Trencavel, dernier Vicomte de Beziers, pour annoncer a la population qu’il faisait cession de Roi de France de sa vicomte (1247). L’eglies St. Felix est detruite en 1815. Sur l’emplacement du cimetiere sera elevee en 1855 un colonne surmontee d’une statue de l’Immaculee Conception (apres les apparitions de Lourdes). Elles sera abattue en 1881. Dix ans plus tard, remodelée, la place accueille les nouvelles Halles de la ville (2800 m ), à l’occasion des grands travaux d’urbanisme entrepris par la municipalité d’Alphonse Mas dans ce quartier, avec le percement de grandes voies publiques : rues Republique, Flourens, Nationale et avenue de la Gare.

The Covered Market
On this site was a Romanesque church (XIth century) dedicated to St. Felix. At the foot of the church : the cemetery of the poor. This was the place chosen by Raymond Trencavelm last Viscount of Beziers, to announce to the public that assignment was King of France from its Viscount (1247).

The St. Felix church was destroyed in 1815. On the location of the cemetery was built in 1855 a column surmounted by a statue of the Immaculate Conception (after the apparitions of Lourdes). They were demolished

Les Halles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
2. Les Halles Marker
in 1881.

Ten years later, remodeled, the covered market welcomes a new city (2800 m), on the occasion of major urban works undertaken by the municipality of Alphonse Mas in this area, with the digging of major public routes : Republic, Flourens, and National Streets and Avenue de la Gare.
 
Location. 43° 20.622′ N, 3° 12.729′ E. Marker is in Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon, in Hérault Départment. Marker is on Rue Paul Riquet. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Rue Paul Riquet, Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon 34500, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pepezuc (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hôtel de Ville (about 150 meters away); La Chapelle des Recollets (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Béziers Se Souvient (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Beziers Citizens Murdered (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Pierre Paul Riquet (approx. half a kilometer away); Ici Naquit Beziers (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); [Gare du Beziers] (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beziers.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce

 
Les Halles image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
3. Les Halles
Les Halles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 20, 2012
4. Les Halles Marker
Olives and Olives and more Olives image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 21, 2012
5. Olives and Olives and more Olives
Horse meat image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 21, 2012
6. Horse meat
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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