Le cimetière des Innocents et le quartier des Halles. La Danse macabre. - Gallica. The Dance Macabre, at the Cemetery of the Innocents. Les Halles market was built over the former Les Innocents cemetery. Page 49: "In the fifteenth century, frescoes were added to the charnel house archways, darkly humorous images with Death as a reaper, harvesting all mankind, yet permitting a last playful dance on the way to the pitted earth." - The Bones of Paris.