Giverny, Normandy Region, France
More than €200m ($225.6m)
Arte Charpentier Architects, Le Pavé
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny is a new designer outlet being constructed by developer and manager of multiple European designer outlets, McArthurglen.
To be located near Monet’s Giverny, the new shopping centre is claimed to be the first and the only luxury designer outlet in the west of Paris.
With plans to be inaugurated in 2003, McArthurGlen Paris-Giverny will serve the local population and tourists visiting Paris. It is expected to attract 2.5 million visitors a year.
The new designer outlet is being developed with an investment of more than €200m ($225.6m). Site preparation works for the project started in February 2019, followed by ground-breaking in July 2021.
Once operational, the shopping centre is expected to create 700 jobs across retail, catering, and property services.
The project site is located directly on Exit 16 of the A13 motorway in the town of Douains, near Monet’s Giverny in the region of Normandy. It is situated ten minutes from Vernon and 45 minutes from Paris by car.
The Vernon-Giverny train station is close by and is within 50 minutes away from Paris by train.
Spanning 20,000m² (215,278ft²), the designer outlet will feature 100 stores.
Other facilities will include a luxury piazza and 1,200 parking spaces. An artisan village, known as Maison des Métiers d’Art, is also a significant part of the development; its design was prepared by Mathieu Lehanneur, a multi-disciplinary French designer.
A development in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) and the Chamber of Crafts and Artisanship of the Eure (CMA), it will present art, local craftsmanship and cultural offerings to the visitors.
McArthurGlen plans to partner with the Region of Normandie, the Department and the Prefecture of Eure, Pôle Emploi and local employment agencies for the development of a training academy to support local people seeking jobs at the shopping destination.
La Suite, a 150m² (1,614.59ft²) showroom was built at the site to host the brand partners and leasing team until the opening of Paris-Giverny. It features a convivial space, a meeting room, two offices, a kitchen, and a boot room with direct access to the site.
The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Paris-Giverny is a contemporary yet sustainable facility. It is designed with works of art and modern sculptures, as well as vertical gardens.
The streets will be installed with trees, while the shopping centre will feature gentle landscaping elegant piazzas, covered arcades, and green roofing.
It is being built in compliance with the highest environmental building specifications and is expected to receive a High Environmental Quality (HQE) ‘Excellent’ certificate. It will also feature 120 free electric vehicle charging points.
La Suite was developed using eco-friendly materials. The construction of the showroom saved more than 40t of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions due to the use of cross-laminated timber.
Arte Charpentier Architects, a French architecture firm, was selected for the architectural design of the designer outlet.
Le Pavé, a French company, was contracted to provide kitchen and bathroom worktops for the project. The firm uses plastic waste sourced from post-industrial and post-consumer uses and recycles it for use in the construction and other industries.