A look back at the inaugural opening of BARNES Lyon 6

Last Wednesday, September 20, 2017, our real estate agency BARNES Lyon offered its network two events in one: the opening of Yvan Salomone's exhibition in Resonance with the Biennale de Lyon 2017 and the inauguration of our new offices in the 6th arrondissement.

Soirée vernissage inaugural BARNES Lyon 6

Why a second BARNES agency in Lyon?

Because Lyon is a buoyant market! For several months, the Lyon real estate market has displayed impressive dynamism and recorded record sales volumes. We have thus seen our sales volume multiplied by 2 compared to 2016, i.e. since the beginning of 2017, 73 transactions. Since the start of 2016, property prices have started to rise again, but Lyon remains very accessible compared to other major European cities. In 2017, in the Rhône department, we noted a 6% increase in the average price per m², all goods combined, compared to 2016 (i.e. an average price of € 4,558 / m² as of September 1, 2017). Another point, our customers are internationalizing. The city of Lyon is highly sought after by expatriate executives or business leaders who make many business trips, as the city has high-quality road, rail and airport infrastructure. “Our presence in Lyon for more than two years is an essential element of our development in France. To meet the growing demand for high-end real estate, BARNES Lyon now has more than 20 employees. It is therefore natural that we open a second office in Lyon. ", Says Thibault de Saint Vincent, President of BARNES.

The place to be on September 20 

It was at 14, quai Général Sarrail in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon! More than 350 people did us the honor of coming to meet us to discover the new BARNES Lyon 6 agency. We welcomed our guests to all of the offices, a walk over more than 400 m² punctuated by the 23 works exhibited by Yvan Salomone. Let us take advantage of this return to thank him for his presence during this opening night as well as Constance De Malleray for having orchestrated the coming of the works with the Xippas Gallery. Perfect harmony between the works, they have been highlighted in the most spacious areas of the agency. Large compositions were installed in the entrance hall as well as in the mezzanine with high ceilings as well as throughout the agency.

Only BARNES evening

The evening outfits paraded on the red carpet, the champagne flowed afloat, the discussions were lively, the music erased by laughter, the evening was magic, a special occasion to thank our partners and our customers who trust us! We would particularly like to thank Heidi BARNES, straight from Miami, as well as Emmanuel VIRGOULAY, Financial Director & Director BARNES Spain and Anne-Laure CHENAIN, BARNES Communication Manager in Paris, for their presence. We were also honored by his presence, Mr. Pascal BLACHE, Mayor of the 6th arrondissement of Lyon.

Yvan Salomone Exhibition

This evening also announced the start of the exhibition of Yvan Salomone's works in Resonance with the 2017 Lyon Biennale, which continues until November 16, 2017. All the works are also offered for sale by CDM Art. Our agency welcomes you from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.