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Le charme en bord de Saône

Vivre dans le quartier Saint-Vincent

Life in the Saint-Vincent district

Located in Lyon’s 1st arrondissement, on the left bank of the River Saône, Saint-Vincent remains unspoilt despite its proximity to the city centre. BARNES Lyon gives you the guided tour of this district, and all the other districts of Lyon

The history and architecture of Saint-Vincent

The area was already inhabited at the time of the Romans, as attested to by the remains discovered. In the 18th century, life in the district moved in step with the port activity of the port of Neuville, built in 1684 by archbishop Camille de Neuville. The mooring rings can still be seen today along the quays. 

The architecture of the buildings along the quays dates for the most part from the 14th century, although some are even older - the oldest building dates back to 1699. Other more recent buildings date from the 20th and 21st centuries. They afford magnificent views over the park, the River Saône and its right bank, where “L’Homme de la Roche” [The Man in the Rock] has stood for four centuries. His mysterious identity is attributed to Jean Kleberger, benefactor of Lyon. 

Life in the Saint-Vincent district: at the heart of Lyon 

From the Saint-Vincent quay, you arrive at the other bank of the Saône and the Saint-Paul district via the La Feuillée bridge or Saint-Vincent footbridge. Stroll along the banks of the Saint-Vincent quay to the South to Les Terreaux and Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, just yards away. 

For a relaxing afternoon, head to the Jardin des Chartreux, a landscaped park with 3 terraces on the slopes of the  La Croix-Rousse. Created in 1855, this garden is connected to the quays of the Saône via the Montée de la Muette stairway, near Les Subsistances cultural centre. At the top of the 265 steps, admire the magnificent views over the Saône from the Conservatoire National de Musique, set in two former convents, to the Fourvière hilltop. A piece of the countryside above the Saint-Vincent quay.

The district is also home to a rich cultural life, particularly thanks to Les Subsistances, a historic monument and former convent then military barracks now transformed into a laboratory of artistic creation dedicated to theatre, dance and contemporary circus. It is also home to the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon fine arts school. 

Further along the quay, the gaze is drawn to the famous Fresque des Lyonnais (Fresco of the People of Lyon), a trompe-l’œil painted wall depicting 30 figures from Lyon who marked its history, including Juliette Récamier, Paul Bocuse, the Lumière brothers, Abbé Pierre, St-Exupéry and Bernard Pivot!

Foodies will find plenty to tickle their taste buds at the Michelin-starred Mère Brazier or La Bijouterie restaurant. 

Schooling 

Families can rest assured with the numerous private secondary schools in the area, such as Sainte-Marie, Les Chartreux and Lycée Aux Lazaristes, and public schools including Pierre Zimmermann and François Truffaut, all easily accessible.

Transportation 

Bus C13 / C14 / 19 / 31 / 40 

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Average Prices

Sale

Appartment

€/m24,070.00

House

NC
Rent

Appartment

NC

House

NC
Negotiator(s)

Accommodations *

RESIDENTIAL DISTRIBUTION
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1,063.00

principal

Icon logement secondaire - BARNES Agency, luxury real estate in Lyon
22.00

secondary
(and casual housing)

Icon logement vacant - BARNES Agency, luxury real estate in Lyon
94.00

Vacants

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15.00

houses

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1,142.00

Appartements

Numbers of rooms
Main residence
Surfaces
Construct year
before 1919
404
1919 to 1945
171
1946 to 1970
171
1971 to 1990
99
1991 to 2010
168
2006 to 2010
37
After 2011
13

POPULATION *

Age distribution
TOTAL : 2298
401
0-14 years
527
15-29 years
430
30-44 years
355
45-59 years
305
60-75 years
280
75 years and +
DISTRIBUTION OF MEN / WOMEN *
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1,091.00

men

Icon femme - BARNES Agency, luxury real estate in Lyon
1,206.00

women

Marital status
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699.00

married

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449.00

single person

Household
Children under 25

Employment and income *

Professionnal categories
0
Farmers
143
Artisans, shopkeepers and heads of a company
806
Executive and intellectuals
369
Intermediate professions
222
Employees
78
Workers
Medium household income
25,325.00

Average annual income per household

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