The market is famous for the range and quality of foodstuffs on sale every morning; the first floor restaurants are incredibly popular with local workers and there are often queues for seats just before opening at noon. The car park is well placed in the city centre, but its spaces are often narrow and tricky to access.
But its complete closure from Sunday for the whole of August will not only deprive tourists and locals (though the latter are much reduced by the holidays) of a popular visit, but stall holders and restaurants of a month's revenue.
These last few days could be worth a visit as many stalls will be having sales of fresh food.
The city council say the works are necessary to renew the "hidden" infrastructure and that afterwards it will be much improved. Other works around the square are planned up to 2019.
|Indoor stall at Victor Hugo: pic DDM|