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45mn - France 2 - 2019

After the construction of the Halles de Paris in the very heart of Paris, Emile Zola nicknamed the market "the belly of Paris". Coming from all over France, the merchandise overflowed into the street, "on the tile" as they used to say. It was the most lively district of the capital and people worked hard there. Fifty years ago, during the "move of the century", the Halles were transferred to Rungis, in the suburbs. Despite modernisation, globalisation and regulations, women and men, in love with their products and addicted to their profession, give soul and heart to this monstrous belly, which after being restless all night, finally dozes off every afternoon


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