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Life on Place Bellecour

Bellecour Place

Life on Place Bellecour. What dreams are made of. An eminent name in the city of Lyon, the square is symbolic both of its history and prestigious architecture. Place Bellecour has always been considered as the nerve center of the city. For the people of Lyon it is the emblem of their beloved city, and is top on the list of sites to see for visitors. BARNES Lyon gives you the guided tour of this district, and all the other districts of Lyon.


Bellecour: a historic district

It was in the 17th century that downtown Lyon moved from the Saint-Jean quarter to this enclave between the Rhône and Saône rivers. Place Bellecour, or Place Louis-le-Grand, is the 5th largest square in France and one of Europe's largest (1,017 ft by 656 ft). In its center is a statue of Louis XIV on horseback, the work of François-Frédéric Lemot. It is accompanied at its base by two allegorical statues sculpted in 1720: the Saône and the Rhône by brothers Nicolas and Guillaume Coustou. Another statue, representing the Little Prince and its author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is located at the South/West end of the square.


Bellecour: a dynamic district

Connected to Perrache to the South and to the Terreaux to the North by the magnificent rue de la République, home to all the leading retail brands, it is the center point for events and spectacles all year round.

However, the main attraction of this area is undoubtedly its majestic architecture, the legacy of the great works undertaken in the age of Napoleon.


Luxury realty in Bellecour

The economic and social heart of the true city center, the Bellecour district is home to magnificent apartments, for a long time occupied by the aristocracy and the new French middle class. Today, it has been taken over by young executives who are also flocking to the banks of the Saône and the main adjoining avenues.

The facades of the properties around the square were designed by the First Architect to the King, Robert de Cotte. Featuring inner courtyards, parquet floors and period moldings, the apartments offer spacious accommodation and are particularly in demand. Other illustrious architects, such as Soufflot, have left evidence of their time in these elegant residences.

The primarily period properties have retained all the splendor of yesteryear. New builds are extremely rare in this part of the city, with the exception of the new luxury development at No. 31 on the square, operated by the developer OGIC. 


At the heart of Lyon

Thanks to its location and its numerous facilities (shops, central Post Office on Place Antonin Poncet, the Tourist Office, etc.), the Bellecour district is considered as the epicenter of Lyon. It is also the starting point for all the region's roads.

The district, benefiting from its position at the very heart of downtown Lyon, is served by two metro lines, lines A and D, and has a number of public car parks. Its proximity to the Perrache train station is also a plus.

The nearest middle schools are: Jean Moulin (public), Chevreul (private), Aux Lazaristes (private), Sainte-Marie (private).

And, for sports enthusiasts, the Rhône swimming pool and its 164-ft outdoor pool is open all year round. Just one bridge away!

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Average Prices

Sale

Appartment

€/m24,520.00

House

NC
Rent

Appartment

€/m214.00/month

House

NC

Accommodations *

RESIDENTIAL DISTRIBUTION
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2,476.00

principal

Icon logement secondaire - BARNES Agency, luxury real estate in Lyon
134.00

secondary
(and casual housing)

Icon logement vacant - BARNES Agency, luxury real estate in Lyon
322.00

Vacants

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12.00

houses

Icon logement appartement - BARNES Agency, luxury real estate in Lyon
2,849.00

Appartements

Numbers of rooms
Main residence
Surfaces
Construct year
before 1919
1877
1919 to 1945
291
1946 to 1970
178
1971 to 1990
59
1991 to 2010
35
2006 to 2010
24
After 2011
12

POPULATION *

Age distribution
TOTAL : 4595
565
0-14 years
1770
15-29 years
781
30-44 years
666
45-59 years
468
60-75 years
345
75 years and +
DISTRIBUTION OF MEN / WOMEN *
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2,080.00

men

Icon femme - BARNES Agency, luxury real estate in Lyon
2,515.00

women

Marital status
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1,177.00

married

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2,852.00

single person

Household
Children under 25

Employment and income *

Professionnal categories
3
Farmers
184
Artisans, shopkeepers and heads of a company
947
Executive and intellectuals
604
Intermediate professions
392
Employees
108
Workers
Medium household income
47,692.00

Average annual income per household

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