STREET OF THE RÉPUBLIQUE
The facelift was carried out in strict compliance with rules for historical monuments, and particular care was given to restoring the authentic Haussmann facades.
The Rue de la Republique is part of a Housing Improvement Program (OPAH) that includes the restoration of 5,200 housing units, 2,500 of them privately owned.
Already located near stations for two subway lines, the Rue de la Republique has seen public transportation improved since the July 2007 opening of the Blancarde-Euroméditerranée Gloves tram line.
This arterial links the Old Port to the new Joliette district and connects the historic heart of Marseille with the business and tourism sectors that are under development.
Parking facilities have been created and 120,000 square meters of retail space have been refurbished.
Large national and international brands like H&M, Mango, Hylton, Verbaudet, Sephora, Sinéquanone, Celio, Esprit, Puma, Du Pareil Au Même, Vibrato jeans, Planet Jogging and even Temps des Cerises have opened on the Rue de la Republique.