Life in Caluire-et-Cuire
Ideally located between the Rhône and Saône rivers, an extension of the La Croix-Rousse plateau, the town of Caluire-et-Cuire could be considered an arrondissement of Lyon in itself. BARNES Lyon gives you the guided tour of this town just outside of Lyon. Discover all of the districts of Lyon.
History of Caluire et de Cuire...
Often known simply as Caluire, Caluire-et-Cuire was formed from the unification of the town of Caluire and the district of Cuire in Lyon’s 4th arrondissement in 1797.
The town of Caluire et Cuire played an important role during the Second World War and the Resistance. In June 1943, Jean Moulin and 7 other members of the Resistance were arrested here by the Gestapo during a secret meeting.
He took his last steps as a free man in the street that bears his name. The public primary school is also named after him.
In 1984, the metro C line provided a connection between Lyon and Caluire-et-Cuire.
The districts of Caluire-et-Cuire
Le Bourg has undergone a complete overall in recent years. With its numerous shops, it is the town’s central point. An impressive building can be seen on Rue François Peissel: the town hall, built in 1846, now home to the police station and municipal library. Le Bourg and its village ambiance is also very residential with plenty of apartment buildings and townhouses.
Set between Le Bourg and Lyon’s 4th arrondissement, Cuire has a metro line that connects it directly to the city centre of Lyon. Over the years, the buildings and houses have undergone major renovation works and older buildings have been converted into high-end co-ownerships.
The beating heart of Cuire Le Haut is Place Jules Ferry. The recently renovated quays are perfect for long walks along the River Saône, where the town’s rowing clubs have taken up residence. One of the Paul Bocuse brasseries is located in this district: the Fond Rose restaurant. Along the Rhône, the same ambiance can be found in the slightly more urban Margnolles district.
The Saint-Clair district is primarily known for its long shopping street. Running for several kilometres along the River Rhône, this district has been made entirely accessible thanks to the redevelopment of the banks and the construction of a walkway leading directly to the surroundings of the Cité Internationale.
The Montessuy district is nicknamed “Mont de dessus” because it overlooks the Rhône and affords panoramic views over Lyon and the Alps. It is located just above the Saint-Clair district.
In the 70s, the architect René Gagès decided to make Montessuy into a new district with the construction of numerous residences and local shops.
A very popular neighbourhood of Caluire, Vassieux Crépieux is set between the Rhône and the Voie Verte. A very residential district where you can really feel at home just outside of Lyon. Avenue des cottages is particularly sought-after for its numerous luxury homes.
To the north of Caluire et Cuire, the Vernay district offers a rural setting in the town, while Mercières has been transformed into a business park and market garden. Discover the districts of Caluire-et-Cuire on the interactive map of the town.
Caluire & Cuire: a dynamic and sporting town!
A dynamic town
Numerous facilities add to the dynamism of Caluire et Cuire. In addition to its shops and supermarkets, the town also has a renowned cultural complex. Le Radiant Bellevue is a performance and concert venue that can seat up to 2,500 people. It runs a varied programme of events, including theatre, dance and classical music and hosts international stars. Caluire et Cuire also has 28 kilometres of marked trails that all converge at the same point: the Voie Verte. This natural space is popular with residents, walkers, children and sports enthusiasts alike.
Sport: an asset to Caluire et Cuire
Caluire et Cuire is a sporting town with 12,000 members of 50 clubs with a choice of 40 disciplines. Its infrastructure includes several sports halls, 3 stadiums and a pool. Thanks to its 3 rowing clubs, the town is internationally recognised with several Olympic medals to its name. Various sports events are held throughout the year.
Transportation and schooling
Bus C1/ C2/ C5/ C13 / 9 / 33 / 38 / 40 / 70 / 77
The town is served by the ring road
- André-Marie-Ampère school
- Victor-Basch school
- Édouard-Herriot primary school
- Jean-Moulin primary school
- Jules-Verne school
- Pierre et Marie-Curie school
- Paul-Bert school
- Berthie-Albrecht school
- Montessuy school
- Jean-Jaurès school
- André-Lassagne lower secondary school
- Charles Sénard lower secondary school
- Elie Vignal secondary school
- Le Petit Versailles school
- Les Chartreux Saint-Romain school
- L’Oratoire school
- Sainte-Marie school
- Ombrosa primary and secondary school
(and casual housing)
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