What is Rungis?
If you've ever visited Paris, chances are you've walked past Les Halles. Today, a shopping centre; formerly, the Paris market. When it became too large for the city, the French government decided in 1969 to move the market entirely. They chose Rungis.
Today, the market covers 234 acres. You only get in with a purchase card, as the market is meant for wholesalers. Still want to visit as an individual? Then you'll pay an additional fee. Once inside, you have your choice from a maze of department stores. 13,000 people trade some three million tons of goods a year here. This accounts for an annual turnover of around ten billion euros.