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Life in the Point-du-Jour neighborhood

Life in the Point-du-Jour neighborhood

Located in the upper reaches of the 5th arrondissement of Lyon, between La Colline de Fourvière and the commune of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, Point-du-Jour is a unique neighborhood, an enclave that is proud of its independence and “village” feel within the city. BARNES Lyon introduces you to this neighborhood but also all the districts in Lyon.

Life in Point-du-Jour: a neighborhood all to itself

To give you a bit of historical background, Point-du-Jour used to be the muster point for hunting. At the site where the Place Benedict Tessier is now located, hunting parties used to meet at dawn (Point du jour means daybreak) before heading west.

As any Lyon resident will tell you, Point du Jour is a neighborhood “all to itself” that is either not well known or praised by its stalwart occupants who wouldn’t move for anything in the world! Located between town and country, this Lyon neighborhood is prized for its peaceful atmosphere, its many shops and businesses and especially for its village-like feel where everyone seems to know everyone else and you get the strange sensation of not being in Lyon.

A neighborhood where you can breathe

One of the benefits of this neighborhood is the abundance of green spaces that allow residents to breathe! A number of parks are open to the public: Parc de la Mairie, Parc des Mûriers, Parc de la Garde and Parc de Champvert designed around the Neyrand Mansion in the early 20th century, in addition to the Parc de la Passerelle, a new park created in 2014 which directly connects the Avenue du Point du Jour and the Avenue Barthélémy Buyer. This latest park has a unique footbridge 180 ft in length, and offers a 2.4 acres of greenery with its natural meadow, plants attracting honey bees, and undergrowth.

Where to go out in the Point du Jour neighborhood?

Why, to the theater, of course! The Point du Jour Theater is a former cinema that was converted into a theater in the 1960s. It developed the bold concept of "permanent theater". The troupe performs most of the week from Tuesday to Saturday.

There's no need to go down into the city center because everything is here! Local shops and businesses, restaurants, a market twice a week, schools, parks, sports clubs and the theater. There's enough here to live a totally independent life! Here are just a few of the offerings in the neighborhood: The Daniel Vessière Traditional Butcher's, the Bistrot le Bénédicte, Les Marionnettes and the Narval Brasserie.

Real estate in the Point du Jour neighborhood

Until the mid-twentieth century, Point-du-Jour was where rich Lyonnais families had their second homes to “get out into the country”. There are still a number of luxury mansions surrounded by gardens, particularly around Rue François-Genin. From the 1950s onwards, the neighborhood began to see urban development with construction of buildings in woodland parks that had belonged to old villas that no longer exist. Estates, townhouses and apartment buildings stand alongside more recent luxury residences that boast terraces or balconies.

Schooling & Transportation in Point du Jour

Although Point du Jour is served by a number of different bus routes, it doesn’t have a metro stop. Access is therefore not always easy. Nevertheless, it is quite easy to reach West Lyon to leave the city. There are, however, many schools in the neighborhood and surrounding areas.

Public schools

Diderot Kindergarten and Elementary School

Joliot Curie Kindergarten and Elementary School

François Truffaut Kindergarten

Jean Charcot Middle School

Saint Just Middle School

Edouard Branly High School

Private schools

La Favorite Elementary, Middle and High School

Notre Dame du Point du Jour Kindergarten and Elementary School

Notre Dame des Minimes Middle School and High School

Sainte Marie Middle School and High School

Les Lazaristes Middle School and High School

Saint Marc Middle School

View the various schools on the Lyon website: elementary, middle and high schools in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon.

Discover also all the neighborhoods of the fifth arrondissement of Lyon : 

Average Prices

Sale

Appartment

€/m22,962.00

House

4,001.00
Rent

Appartment

€/m211.00/month

House

13.00/month

Accommodations *

RESIDENTIAL DISTRIBUTION
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5,373.00

principal

Icon logement secondaire - BARNES Agency, luxury real estate in Lyon
129.00

secondary
(and casual housing)

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308.00

Vacants

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306.00

houses

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5,493.00

Appartements

Numbers of rooms
Main residence
Surfaces
Construct year
before 1919
10
1919 to 1945
17
1946 to 1970
315
1971 to 1990
574
1991 to 2010
114
2006 to 2010
7
After 2011
0

POPULATION *

Age distribution
TOTAL : 11541
1785
0-14 years
1897
15-29 years
2023
30-44 years
2090
45-59 years
1831
60-75 years
1915
75 years and +
DISTRIBUTION OF MEN / WOMEN *
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5,145.00

men

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9,395.00

women

Marital status
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4,032.00

married

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5,724.00

single person

Household
Children under 25

Employment and income *

Professionnal categories
0
Farmers
299
Artisans, shopkeepers and heads of a company
1314
Executive and intellectuals
1536
Intermediate professions
1292
Employees
659
Workers
Medium household income
32,000.00

Average annual income per household

* Price/m2 : PERVAL 2017 - Other data : INSEE 2013