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The origins of the Masséna district

The Masséna district is located in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon. It owes its name to Marshal André Masséna, who fought during the Napoleonic wars. The history of the district dates back to the end of the 19th century, when the city of Lyon experienced a period of significant economic and demographic growth.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Masséna district was mainly made up of factories and workshops, which employed many workers. Most of the buildings were industrial brick constructions, which were converted into housing over time.

In the 1960s, the neighborhood underwent profound changes. The city of Lyon has undertaken a major program of urban renewal, which has led to the demolition of many old buildings and the construction of new modern apartment buildings. The district has become a popular place to live for the middle classes, with a wide variety of shops and services.
In recent decades, the Masséna district has experienced a new wave of transformation, with the construction of new residential buildings, offices and shops. Today, the district is known for its modern architecture and its economic dynamism, with the presence of many companies and start-ups.

The essentials of the Masséna district

The Masséna district is a very attractive district of Lyon which offers a wide variety of sites to discover. The Masséna district is located very close to the Parc de la Tête d'Or, the largest urban park in Lyon. Rue Garibaldi is one of the main arteries of the Masséna district and offers many shops and cafes while offering a beautiful pedestrian promenade. A stone's throw from the Masséna district, is the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon, in the heart of the Cité Internationale district, offering contemporary art exhibitions of international renown. In addition, the Masséna district offers real neighborhood life and its Tête d'Or market is a must.

Living in the Masséna district in Lyon

The Masséna district in Lyon is a district in which life is good. The district offers a wide variety of shops and services ranging from supermarkets to delicatessens, fashion boutiques, gyms and hairdressers. There is also a wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafes to attract more people. The area is well served by public transport, with several metro and tram lines serving it. It is also close to the Lyon Part-Dieu train station, which makes it easy to access from anywhere. In terms of real estate, the Masséna district in Lyon offers a wide variety of accommodation ranging from beautiful modern apartments to renovated historic buildings, thus offering accommodation full of charm. In short, the Masséna district offers a good quality of life to its inhabitants.

Demographic data



Distribution of residences

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Number of houses

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Number of apartments

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Age distribution


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Composition of families

Children under 25


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4 or more children

Household marital status: 1,163 married couples 1,579 cohabiting couples


Socio-professional population category

Medium household income


Medium household income

Source: INSEE