Less than five minutes on foot from the Paris France Hotel is an emblematic former market building that not so long ago was destined for demolition but which was saved by people power and has now been developed into a multifunctional events space. Let us introduce you to this unique place.
The spirit of the place
With its vast windows, steel lacework and geometric lines, the Carreau du Temple proudly displays the industrial architecture DNA of the second half of the 19th century. This magnificent hall was built in 1863 on the site of a market that had occupied the spot since the 16th century. Despite the monumental yet elegant appeal of the building, it was scheduled for demolition in the 1970s, but was spared when the locals protested. The Carreau then occasionally became a venue for events such as fashion shows, but it was not until 2013 that the new project finally came to fruition. Now, carefully preserved and renovated, it is a hub for sports, art, music and more.
A vibrant place
No fewer than 52 associations occupy the various spaces of the Carreau du Temple and share them with schoolchildren from neighbouring establishments. The 1,800 m² of the building also hosts one-off events such as the Abri Trou installation by visual artist Elizabeth Saint-Jalmes on September 4th, the Faire Corps meeting with artist and therapist Juliet Drouar on September 15th, and the Food Temple festival from September 23rd to 25th. Drop by and enjoy a break in the library or at the bar.
In its ten years of existence as a multifunctional space in the heart of the district, the Carreau du Temple has more than justified the passion of those who fought to protect it. During your stay at the Paris France Hotel, get all the information from our team on the upcoming activities scheduled for the Carreau du Temple.
Photo: Studio Laure
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