V2 is a shopping center located on the French town Villeneuve d'Ascq in the northern part of France, and designed by architect Jean Willerval . It was first opened on 8 November 1977 , at the time of the creation of the new city .
It is at the time of its creation the largest shopping center north of Paris in 2004 and remains the largest commercial area of Nord-Pas-de-Calais .
Expanded for the first time in 1989, the center began redevelopment work in 2004 which was be completed in 2006.
V2 mall has over 137 stores, restaurants and exclusive services. Designed to meet the specific needs of everyone, V2 brings together international and prestigious brands and must-have brands accessible to all.
Location and accessibility
The mall, which has a strong commercial appeal, is linked with the economic life of the city of Villeneuve d'Ascq.
Metro: Line 1, direction 4 Cantons station Villeneuve d'Ascq - City
Bus Lines: 42,43,44,47. Stop Villeneuve d'Ascq - City Hall
Line Head, stop Villeneuve d'Ascq City Hall
Highway: A1, A27 and A25 - Take the A22 (Direction Ghent), according to Villeneuve d'Ascq - City Centre exit.
Shopper Trafic/Catchment Area
Catchment area: 1.5 million people from the surrounding area.
Shopper traffic: 11.5 million visitors annually.