Rue du Soleil

29 rue du Soleil Paris

The 29 Rue du Soleil site is a building that the City of Paris has chosen to preserve based on its heritage status. Built in the 1920s, it was home to a business that manufactured fabric flowers for couture houses, until the first decade of the 21st century. Located in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, between three Metro stations, in the recently regenerated Soleil-Pixerécourt area, the site is just waiting for the call for projects applicants to give it new life.

Current use

Building for heritage activities, in need of renovation, and a lean-to. Provisional occupancy agreement for the "Restos du Cœur"

Planned programme

Open programme


City of Paris

Land area

Approximately 600m² of ground coverage to break away from a plot of 1613m²

Built-up area

Main building: 826m² of floor area (building ground coverage: 510m² of floor area)

Land registry references

Part of…(the rest of the plot will be used by the City for a public gardn and a garden for the crèche)

Planned nature of the transferred rights

Transfer, long lease, administrative long lease

Urban context / existing buildings

The site is located in Paris, on the heights of the Belleville hill, in a working-class district of the 20th arrondissement, near the Place des Fêtes, which was one of the major areas for renovations in Paris in the 1960s.
This old neighbourhood, which became part of Paris in 1861, is very densely built. Although part of it was demolished and reconstructed 50 years ago, several small three and four-storey buildings remain, particularly south of Rue de Belleville, tightly huddled along narrow streets, with plaster facades, which were built in the late 19th and early 20th century, to be used as worker housing at the time. This is the case in Rue du Soleil, where these buildings are situated alongside higher housing blocks from the 1960s, often set back from the street, the majority of which are part of Paris' social housing. The district is primarily residential.
The shops are concentrated along Rue de Belleville, with a few on the side streets. While there are often small paved courtyards at the centre of the housing blocks, there are few public and private green spaces. This is why the planted space at the heart of the block on 29 Rue du Soleil is so valuable.
The site is well served by public transport. The Jourdain and Télégraphe Metro stations on Line 11 (Châtelet-Mairie des Lilas) are less than 400m away, and there are stops for several bus lines in the Rue de Belleville.
There are plans to extend this Metro line to Noisy-Champs by 2030, in two stages, thus connecting it to the Grand Paris Network.

Prospects for innovation

Open prospects for innovation

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