The desynchronization of work and lifestyle rhythms and the rise of nomadic practices have led to new consumption habits outside of the places usually reserved for this specific use. By creating the first shopping centers in train stations in France, Altarea Cogedim has designed and created a new offer, adapted to transportation venues
. The Coeur d’Orly project right next door to Orly airport.
Gare Montparnasse / Paris 14th arrondissement
Shops in Paris’s Gare Montparnasse will be developed over the station’s five stories, starting right at the metro station exit. They are located in prime spots in the heart of the Montparnasse neighborhood, close to a multitude of downtown shops and movie theaters.
The project aims to provide passengers’ access to services and enhance their comfort while waiting, and also to renovate passageways and overhaul facades. The arrival of the new Bordeaux and Brittany high-speed lines will increase the number of passengers from 50 to 70 million by 2020.
- Footfall: 50 million travellers per year
- Surface area: 19,000 sqm GLA
Gare du Nord shops / Paris 10th arrondissement
The first French shopping center in a train station, open in 2002 in partnership with the SNCF, Les Boutiques Gare du Nord have 32 shops satisfying the needs of 550,000 passengers every day, mainly travelling to and from Paris and the northern Paris region. Services, snacks, food and also gifts, personal goods, sport and leisure stores mean passengers can use their journey to and from the train station to buy their everyday essentials.
- Footfall: 550,000 travellers per day
- Size: 3,800 sqm GLA
Gare de l’Est shops / Paris 10th arrondissement
The Gare de l’Est shops are located in the central area of the station and the Alsace and Saint-Martin halls. 6,556 sqm of retail in the heart of the station with direct access to the metro make up the central hub of the station. The retail offering is extended to convenience stores as well as leisure, culture and personal goods.
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- Footfall: 35 million travellers per year
- Size: 6,556 sqm GLA