Alma shopping center opend its doors for the first time in April 1971. At that time it was the third shopping center to emerge in France and the first in Bretagne.
Between 2009 and 2010, the Alma Center went through embellishment works. New rest areas were furnished: leather chairs, wooden floors, floral arrangements and musical atmosphere which contribute to the friendly hospitality.
The mall went and through another extension and renovation phase in 2013. Undertaken as part of the renovation and extension of this centre by Unibail-Rodamco, these works involved refurbishing the 5 hectares of parking areas and the urban lighting.
Location and accessibility
Fr om Saint-Brieuc (N12/A84): follow Rennes, then N136/Rocade Sud, then follow Laval. Exit for Porte d'Alma 6B le Blosne-Centre Commercial Alma.
From Paris/Le Mans (A81): Take Rocade Sud. Exit at Porte d'Alma 6B, then follow Centre Commercial Alma.
From Nantes (N137): head toward Rennes, then Centre Commercial Alma.
From the city center: head toward Nantes and follow Centre Commercial Alma.
On foot: alight at the Bosphore bus stop, line 3. By metro: Freville station is 656 yds (600 m) away.
Shopper Trafic/Catchment Area
Catchment area: 600,000
people from the surrounding areas.
Shopper traffic: 6.1 million visitors annualy.
Features mall architecture
The mall went through a renovation phase from 2009 to 2010. Through large volumes, heights front and a high quality of comfort, the architects has paid particular attention to the natural light from the center recreating skylights and providing openings to the outside.
The center pace around four thematic spaces: The Tree Place, which hosts a ride tailor-made of linden wood and metal in an atmosphere of clearing. Place de la Rose des Vents is symbolized by a digital chandelier wh ere magical parade and urban entertainment. Place the water, consisting of a ceiling height of two levels, a fountain welcomes bespoke corian lined with seating and vegetation and a large canopy. Distinctive sign from the outside, this space becomes a landmark and meeting essential. Place the Clouds offers shops with double height facade arches painted in 5.90 meters.