Les Halles redevelopment project
THE NEW HEART OF PARIS
Les Halles will be reorganized and modernized to make the district more welcoming to visitors and will become more cohesive, more open to the city and better integrated into the urban environment. And thanks to reduced congestion, visitors will breathe more freely and be able to access all facilities and make their way with ease in a more agreeable setting.
There will be an inviting new public garden, a larger pedestrian district, a new building inspired by nature
(La Canopée), a greater number of easier-to-use pathways and routes, a larger, more functional regional train station, an enlarged, refurbished shopping centre, more cultural facilities and a reorganized underground road network.
With Les Halles – destined to become the heart of a great metropolis, reflecting the vibrancy and excitement
of the French capital – the Paris of tomorrow is taking shape.
Installation of worksite
Reconfiguration of underground road layout
Demolition of Willerval pavilions
Handover of 7-12 play area
Demolition of Willerval pavilions complete
Construction of Canopy
Construction of new Porte Rambuteau entrance
Renovation of North-West section of garden
Creation of new entrance on Place M. de Navarre
Renovation of RER passenger concourse
Construction of new Porte Rambuteau entrance
Handover of new Porte Rambuteau entrance
Handover of North-West section of garden
Construction of Canopy complete
Renovation of East section of garden
Reconfiguration of surface road layout
Handover of new Porte Berger entrance
Handover of Canopy (with renovated interior)
Reconfiguration of underground road layout complete
Construction of new Porte Lescot entrance
Handover of new Porte Lescot entrance
Handover of East section of garden
Handover of new entrance on Place M. de Navarre
Reconfiguration of surface road layout complete
Renovation of RER passenger concourse complete
CONTINUITY ABOVEGROUND AND BELOW
The aboveground portion of Les Halles will be replaced by a curvilinear building inspired by plant life:
The term ‘canopy’ is customarily used to describe the upper layer of forest, which is in direct contact with the air
Like an immense translucent leaf undulating in the treetops, La Canopée will shelter two buildings designed for public and commercial use.
These two wings will be laid out around a central patio, which will become the new heart of Les Halles.
of retail shops
A 2,600 sq.m
A 1,400 sq.m
A 1,050 sq.m
of amateur workshops and a cultural centre for the deaf and hearing-impaired
AN OASIS OF CALM IN THE MIDST OF THE CITY
The public garden is designed as a vast meadow dotted with fl ower beds and plants, framed on either side by wooded areas and equipped with playgrounds, benches, petanque courts, chess tables and much more. It will be more inviting, open and accessible to the public and will have more greenery than before.
The uncluttered perspectives will create a feeling of space.
Numerous obstacles and level changes will be removed to make the area more easily navigable for the mobility-impaired. Its branching pathways will also be extended to neighbouring streets. There will be a total of 138 more trees than there are today.
of playgrounds for 7- to 12-years-old
of playgrounds for 2- to 6-years-old
metres of park benches
of uninterrupted parkland
A RENOVATED, ENLARGED, MORE EASILY ACCESSIBLE REGIONAL TRAIN (RER) STATION
The refurbishment of the main concourse will offer Paris-region travellers more comfort and services.
The reorganized, renovated concourse will be enlarged by over 50% to help passengers make their connections more
easily within the Châtelet-Les Halles station complex.
New lighting, new materials and redesigned signage will make the transportation complex more inviting and user-friendly.
The station’s security and safety systems will also be modernized, and the RER platforms and connecting corridors
between the Châtelet and Les Halles stations will be renovated.
for the new transportation concourse
travellers per day (RER + metro)
Three new access points for the transportation complex:
> A direct access point at Place Marguerite de Navarre
> Two access points extending to Level -4 at Porte Berger and Porte Rambuteau
50% more space for travellers
Les Halles redevelopment project: find out more and express your opinion at the Public information space
Public information space
Place Joachim du Bellay (Fontaine des Innocents)
Open daily from 12.30 am to 7.30 pm
SEMPARISEINE AND THE CITY OF PARIS ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO REDUCE CONSTRUCTION-RELATED INCONVENIENCES