If Dijon's central covered market looks familiar, that's because it was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the civil engineer behind the Eiffel Tower. And indeed, this 18th-century building in the heart of old town Dijon has the same metal structural work as that iconic Parisian structure.
Les Halles comes alive on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings as well as all-day Saturday. Plan your trip accordingly and you'll be delighted by the dozens of food counters selling fresh produce, meat, cheese and dishes.
Bring your own shopping bags (Dijon is trying to cut down on plastic bags) and stock up on reasonably priced goods for a picnic in the nearby Parc Darcy, or enjoy your findings back home. And don't forget the mustard - you are in Dijon after all!
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