Built in the second half of the 19th century, the large hall of La Villette takes place in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, on the Place de la Fontaine-aux-Lions. Formerly a building of old slaughterhouses, it reveals a very beautiful metal frame typical of this time.
Listed historical monument, it now hosts cultural events, as well as salons. Covering an area of 26,000 m², it is composed of iron and cast iron and extends over 245 meters long and 19 meters high.
Designed by a student of Victor Baltard, Jules de Merindol, the large hall of La Villette could accommodate up to 5,000 cattle. She closed definitively in 1974.