Créteil Soleil is one of the most powerful retail offers in France with direct metro access. It is well established center that has been serving a very dense population of 1 million residents for 40 years. It energizes the eco system of the city, it’s part of daily life, and it’s got everything. It is a destination where people love to shop, lunch between meetings, have a drink after work, and take advantage of a raft of services that make life easier.
Its friendly sophisticated atmosphere and its appealing stores, leisure facilities and restaurants have made this center natural destination for people in Créteil and south eastern Paris for decades. The center attracts not only urban customers, but also people working locally, who have adapted Créteil Soleil as their shopping center, entertainment center, leisure focus and meeting place.
Description of the location and accessibility
Bringing a central space to the city, the Créteil Soleil shopping center is a bright hub for the economy of Créteil, its 7 surrounding communities, and the nearby eastern edge of Paris. The mall is directly linked to Paris. As a city center for the city, it is easy accessible by A4 and A86, and is served by 10 bus routes and many pedestrian streets.
Customers traveling by metro arrive at the heart of Créteil Soleil via a bright, airy mall.
Shopper Trafic/Catchment Area
Catchment area: 1 million people
Shopper traffic: 18 million
visitors annualy and 300,000 visitors every Saturday.
Créteil Soleil has successfully built an extremely loyal customer base: 68% of its customers have been visiting the center for more than 3 years, and 62% visit at least once a week.
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Features mall architecture
There is a huge sculpture in the mall which symbolizes the flow of energy around the central square; a meeting place hosting many events.
In 2014, the center is preparing to change with the refurbishment of the parking and the direct access to the metro line 8.
Créteil Soleil has the almost unique advantage of being located in the heart of the city. To reach out even further, the center is now preparing for total makeover, including extensive exclusive glazing and new layout for the existing mall. Extended to the metro station, the new, the new more secure and greener mall will provide a superb and direct link between metro station, shopping center and cinemas. A new leisure center will create synergies between restaurants and cinemas.