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The indoor Market

The indoor Market

The indoor market, which was renovated and upgraded to meet the relevant standards in 2005, has a great deal of history behind it and is still a hub of local life every Friday morning.

History

A 1849 report by the Commission des Travaux d'Utilité Générale (‘General Utility Works Commission’) referred to a need to build an indoor market in Verdun.

On 18th April 1851, plans drawn up by urban planner Mr Cauyette were selected for construction on the site of the former Augustine convent. Demolishing the original building (the 14th-Century Maison des Sacs) and constructing the indoor market took 20 months and cost 300,000 francs and was a project that would radically transform the layout of the area with the creation of various new streets.