THE VILLAGE SPIRIT
A spectacular renovation was undertaken from 1992 on. While preserving the historical structure and taking inspiration directly from the first blueprints found in the Archive, architect Jean-Jacques Ory launches , on the 85 000 square feet of the complex, a vast, 18 month long rebuilding operation with one master idea in mind : finding again the spirit of a « village street » and bringing that place back to life with all the luster of its long history, while strictly respecting the conservation of its architectural patrimony.
The premises have been entirely remodeled « old style », the shops, apartments and offices emerge from the site in accordance with its ubiquitous historical legacy. The setting of the passage, for instance, remains rigorously identical to the original layout. The reopening of the site in 1994, under the name of VILLAGE ROYAL, inaugurates a new period : this exceptional architectural structure revives with its soul of ever.