Culture & Activities
This district includes a hill, in continuation of the Peninsula, " the Slopes of Croix-Rousse " (include in the district of the UNESCO world heritage) and " the Village " which overhangs all the city.
The "Cite International" was realized from 1992 till 1999 by the architect Renzo PIANO and the landscape painter Michel CORAJOUD. It includes centres of Congress, casino, hotels and places of residence, restaurants, cinemas, etc.
The Perrache quarter is the southern-most point of the Presqu’Ile, to the south of the Ainay quarter and the UNESCO site. It owes its name to Michel-Antoine Perrache, who decided to modify the confluence and push it southwards.
Vast agricultural domain, property of the countess of Servient, around a strengthened farm, a farm and a domain were destroyed in 1874. Sold in 1843 to the military authority, barracks was finished in 1862.
It is bounded South by the street Franklin, the district of Ainay and its abbey and includes the city center and the fashion designers in the street Edouard Herriot and the "Golden square", the streets between place Bellecour and place des Jacobins.
It is since 1964 the 1st conservation area of France and one of the vastest groups Renaissance of Europe, 24 ha. At the foot of the slopes of the hill of Fourvière since V °, there is of medieval period an archaeological garden towards the cathedral.
The southern tip of Lyon’s central peninsula, long devoted to manufacturing and transport, is the focus of an unprecedented project of urban renewal.Reclaimed from the waters in centuries past, this riverside site is re-embracing its banks and natural environment. The redevelopment is gradually highlighting an outstanding location and unique landscapes.
427 ha, that is 10 % of the city of Lyon, were classified UNESCO world heritage on December 5th, 1998.
The banks of the river Saône offer 15 km of pedestrian promenade closest to the water on the left bank, between Confluence and Ile Barbe between Fontaines-sur-Saône and Rochetaillée-sur-Saône. 22 hectares will be built by 2020!
The Barbe Island is situated in the middle of the Saône, in the 9th district of Lyon, Saint-Rambert-l'Île-Barbe (old town annexed in 1963). Its name comes from the Latin insula barbara, "unspoiled island".
This district resultes from the strong political determination of mayor Lazare Goujon, along the lines of modernist utopia, but also from the americain dream of architect Môrice Leroux.