The International market of Rungis, with an area of 234 hectares,13.000 people work everday, 1.698.000 tonnes of products are bought in annually, is a true ecosystem at the service of the french, of the urban logistics of fresh food, the valorization of our terroirs and our gastronomic heritage.
It also ensures maintenance of animation of town centres and specialized retail trade. The market is managed by the SEMMARIS management company of the market, whose main objectives are development, exploitation, commercialization and promotion of Rungis market infrastructure.
From its origins in the 10th century to the mid-20th century, the central market of Paris was located in the centre of the city, in a 10-hectare area named Les Halles. That became too small to accommodate all of the business demand, and, in 1969, the market was transferred to the suburbs. Rungis was selected because of its easy access by rail and highway and its proximity to Orly International Airport.
The market starts at 1am and ends around 11am. Clients are professionals, distributors and restaurants. The products are bought in by 26,000 vehicles every day, stocking the 550-acre market that supplies retailers throughout the greater Paris area.
Over 20,000 buyers arrive daily. Once at Rungis, visitors see five of the largest pavilions: fish, meat, milk products, fruit and vegetables, and the fabulous flower market.
According to en.wikipedia and rungisinternational.com