Marseille is France's 2nd most populous city after Paris. It is France's 3rd largest city. It enjoys a dense and vast consumer catchment area. Marseille's city centre retail has long been considered deficient, pushing residents to go shopping in the suburbs. Retail development projects have increased over the past several years, profoundly modifying the city's commercial balance. Over the past twenty years, Marseille has also experienced major urban redevelopment projects, the flagship project being the Euroméditerranée (200,000 sq m of retail space).