Provence & Côte d'Azur: Paillon car park will be demolished tomorrow at 3.30pm
Goodbye to Paillon car park!
The Paillon Car Park will be demolished this Thursday as part of the city's renovation works which aim to create an environmentally public space for visitors and residents. Excavators have already entered the building in preparation for tomorrow's demolition.
Work will begin at 3.30pm, tearing down the Paillon Car Park which stands in the heart of the city centre opposite Lycée Masséna. This car park, adjacent to the Paillon Promenade, was permanently closed in March so that the site could be secured before demolition work takes place this week.
It will make way for the new green belt project stretching through the city, aiming to create a new public plaza and courtyard for the Voeu church. Additionally, an exceptional urban park is set to extend across 12 hectares of land from the National Theatre to the Albert 1er gardens. A new parking complex known as Parking Sulzer, which will provide 450 new parking spaces, is also currently being constructed between Saint-François and Quai des Etats Unis.
Alternative car parks in the city include the Palais de Justice, Corversy, Place Masséna and Promenade des Arts car parks.
Park and ride facilities are also available around the city centre, allowing commuters to leave their vehicles in car parks and transfer to public transport. These facilities are free for any one with a validated travel pass.