CENTRAL MARKET

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CENTRAL MARKET

Boulevard Briand 17200 ROYAN FRANCE

+33 5 46 23 00 00

This avant-garde structure was invented in 1955 by architects Louis Simon and André Morisseau, assisted by the engineer Bernard Laffaille and his successor, René Sarger.

It is a thin web of shell 8 cm thick reinforced concrete covering a diameter of 52.40 m, and resting on supporting points 13, connected together by tie rods embedded in the floor, thus avoiding deformations spacing. The height of the center of volume is 10.50 m.

The most spectacular event took place at the end of construction. To carry out the stripping, the dome was raised by 2 mm in the center of the cylinder to release 300 tons in three hours was the scaffolding. This maneuver has avoided any distortion in the structure.

Published in architecture today in 1956, this building represents a realization of international level, insofar as it implements one of the first structures in thin veil of free configuration. It could have been a model in the world: the project to market Nanterre (architect Sébillotte) restaurant Xochilmico Mexico (architect Candela), or even the State Circus in Bucharest (architects: Porunbescu, Pruncu and Rulea).

The central market was restored in 2003 and is a historical monument since 2002.

Open every day from 7.00 to 13.00 (except Mondays off season) and every morning in season (July-August). Every Wednesday and Sunday morning market takes air from large market throughout the year.

Opening period
  • from 1 September 2017 to 31 December 2017
    - opened Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday of 07h00 at 13h00
Spoken languages
Types of visit
  • independent visits at all times
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  • “Interessant et varie”

    Reviewed byNico The 6 August 2013

    Marche très intéressant avec de nombreux commerçants sympathiques. Le choix est varié et les produits de bonne qualité . Certain jours le marche central s entourent d un marche extérieur consacré plus particulièrement aux vêtements et autres camelots.. Ambiance conviviale même s il est vrai que ces jours la il y a beaucoup de monde . A recommande ..

  • “Interessant et varie”

    Reviewed by Nico The 6 August 2013

    Marche très intéressant avec de nombreux commerçants sympathiques. Le choix est varié et les produits de bonne qualité . Certain jours le marche central s entourent d un marche extérieur consacré plus particulièrement aux vêtements et autres camelots.. Ambiance conviviale même s il est vrai que ces jours la il y a beaucoup de monde . A recommande ..

  • “Trop serre”

    Reviewed by Jeanne The 5 August 2013

    Pleins de stand a voir mais trop de monde donc enervant pour prendre son temps a flaner. Les poussettes n ont pas de place pour passer, les gens vous poussent pour passer a croire que le mot vacance ne signifie pas grand chose pour eux. Donc pour resumer a faire tres tres tot le matin.

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