Klépierre opens award-winning Prado mall in Marseille


Klépierre has opened Prado – winner of the 2017 Mapic Award for ‘Best Futura’ Shopping Centre – in the French port city of Marseille.


Prado is a 23,000 m2 shopping retail centre notable for its immense glass canopy, four levels of restaurants and shops, including Galeries Lafayette, Repetto, Alain Figaret, Jacadi and Zara.

Developed jointly by French retail REIT Klépierre and Montecristo Capital, the mall is located in the Prado quarter, which has a population of 300,000 and 400,000 m2 of office space. The official opening took place on 28 March after a two-and-a-half-year construction period.

Klépierre said the shopping centre was designed to attract a clientele of local residents who, until now, have had limited retail and dining options. Leasing is almost at 96%, and the mall’s French and international brands will gradually open their locations between now and this summer.

The main anchor for this new lifestyle hub is the four-storey, 9,400 m2 Galeries Lafayette flagship store. Other fashion and lifestyle brands include Repetto, Tesla, Lacoste, Mon Petit Bikini, and Pellegrin & Fils. In the next few weeks, Zara will open a 3,300 m2 store – its largest in the region.