Most people believed that the emergence of internet shopping would signal the demise of conventional shopping malls.
However, there are still many malls around the globe with heavy foot traffic. The following are some of France’s most popular shopping malls. Each nation has its top shopping destinations.
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The Four Times
The biggest shopping center in Europe, Les Quatre Temps, lies in the La Defense neighborhood, 10 minutes from central Paris. The retail complex had 42 million visitors in 2017, making it the most frequented in France.
The 1,399,308 square foot retail center, organized into four floors, draws in millions of customers. The mall has 230 stores and is home to some well-known French and international companies.
La Part-Dieu, which has 1,370,246 square feet of space and is situated in Lyon’s third district, is France’s second-most frequented retail complex. The retail center had 35.6 million visitors in 2017. One of the largest retail malls in Europe, the mall opened its doors in 1975.
The mall’s footprint has grown to include an additional 118,403 square feet as of 2010. The mall underwent renovations beginning in 2017 and is expected to be finished by 2022. The outside of the building will also be renovated, and new, more substantial entrances.
Community of Halls
One of the biggest retail malls in Europe is Forum Des Halles. It is situated where Les Halles was before being destroyed in 1971. It is one of the busiest malls, with over 150,000 people daily. It attracted 3.9 million visitors in 2017, reaching third place among French retail centers.
The retail center underwent substantial renovations in 2010, and the updated Forum Des Halles opened its doors in 2018. It offers a sizable subterranean commercial complex with a variety of shops, eateries, movie theatres, sports arenas, and entertainment facilities.
One of France’s top shopping destinations, Créteil Soleil, received 21 million visitors in 2017, making it the fourth most popular shopping destination in the nation. The mall sees roughly 300,000 people on Saturdays.
Sixty-eight percent of the mall’s patrons have been coming here for more than three years, and 62 percent come here at least once weekly. It is immediately connected to Paris and accessible by the A86 and A4.
Additionally, it is serviced by several pedestrian-friendly streets and at least 10 bus lines. Créteil Soleil has a total size of 1,334,724 square feet and was formally inaugurated in 1974.
Every2 is a sizable shopping center in France formally inaugurated in 1975 and has 225 stores. One of the most popular retail malls in the nation in 2017, Evry2 mall had 20 million visitors. The mall is home to all the top sports, ready-to-wear, and cosmetics brands from France and worldwide.
The hours of operation for Evry2 are from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The mall is open till nine o’clock on Sundays. More than 30 cafés and eateries are present.
The mall underwent renovation and growth, totaling more than 172,222 square feet between 2001 and 2003. With 4,400 parking spots, the whole retail center has a 1,345,488 square foot footprint.
The French shopping malls with the most traffic
|Number of visitors in 2017 in millions
|Les Quatre Temps
|Forum des Halles