Opening in 2021, the center is located 45 minutes from the Arc de Triomphe.
Following site preparation works which began in February 2019, McArthurGlen celebrated the start of construction on its new luxury center near Paris in Normandy.
The €200 million designer outlet will become a leading shopping destination for the region to the west of Paris, and it is expected to attract 2.5 million visitors when it opens in 2021. The 20,000 sq m center will feature 100 carefully curated stores offering shoppers year-round savings between 30% and 70%, a selection of restaurants and cafes, an elegant luxury piazza and 1,200 parking spaces. A unique artisan village will be created to showcase and celebrate art, local craftsmanship, and culture.
Over 250 guests joined McArthurGlen to mark the start of construction on this landmark development, which will create 700 new jobs. The ceremony was held in the presence of Sébastien Lecornu, the Minister of Local Authorities; Pascal Lehongre, President of the Department of Eure; Frédéric Duché, President of the Seine Normandie Agglomération and François Ouzilleau, the Mayor of Vernon.
Mike Natas, McArthurGlen’s joint Managing Director of Development, said: “We are very excited to start work on this landmark development, which will become our fourth center in France. We have an ambitious vision to create a compelling new fashion and leisure destination that will put the spotlight on local culture and craftsmanship to appeal to our local community, Parisian residents and tourists from around the world.”
McArthurGlen has partnered with French architects Arte Charpentier to create a contemporary design with striking living walls by the world-renowned French botanist Patrick Blanc. The center will be built to conform with the highest environmental green building specifications and an ‘Excellent’ HQE (High Environmental Quality) certificate.
Just 45 minutes’ drive from the Arc de Triomphe or 50 minutes by train to the nearby Vernon- Giverny train station, the new designer outlet is well-located to serve 5.2 million residents and the 40 million tourists who visit the wider Paris region every year. McArthurGlen’s dedicated tourism team will work on a local, regional and international level to promote the area as a day-out and weekend destination to visitor groups, taking advantage of the available network links from Paris in serving the new designer outlet.