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The Confluence quarter has been developed with the aim of meeting the needs of families and their children and teenagers. As part of a city that pays attention to the younger generation, the neighbourhood has built new schools and renovated older ones.


The children who live in La Confluence go to five neighbourhood schools.


At number 7 on the street named after Jean-Emmanuel Gilibert, who was a physician, a botanist, the director of the Natural History Museum and mayor of Lyon (1793), the public nursery school has nearly 90 pupils from the historic quarter, including the newcomers from the "Reflets deux vies" program


This public school has both nursery and primary classes, and is located at the centre of the Sainte-Blandine neighbourhood. It has two entrances:

  • one at 57 Cours Charlemagne (nursery school)
  • the other at 38 Rue Smith (primary school). 

It was designed by Hirsch, the city’s chief architect, built in the late 19th century and inaugurated in 1883. 


Located at 7 Rue Casimir-Périer between Place Nautique, Place Camille-Georges and Place Renée-Dufourt (Denuzière quarter), this school, named after the ethnologist and French Resistance fighter, opened in 2012. It has four nursery school classes and five primary school classes, as well as a childcare centre, a recreation centre (managed by MJC Presqu’île Confluence) and a childminder relay


Located since 2015 (Rue Denuzière then Cours Bayard) in La Confluence, this private, secular, bilingual school offers an alternative educational approach to nearly 85 children (4 classes) from 3 to 12 years of age, close to the Erevan Garden. Above the classrooms is the Maria Montessori Institute, which trains Montessori teachers and assistants, issuing diplomas certified by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). 


A new public school will open in 2022. Located in a former hall of the wholesale market, east of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional council building, the school will have six nursery school classes, nine elementary school classes, a school cafeteria and a childcare centre with a capacity for 45 young children. 

A gym, open to neighbourhood residents through a separate entrance, will also be included as part of the complex. In terms of innovation, the roof will be put to good use. In addition to being used as the elementary school playground, complete with a covered area, the roof will feature a greenhouse to introduce the children to biodiversity. On the ground floor, lots of multi-purpose indoor spaces are designed to adapt to various needs, and a tree-lined courtyard will be located at the centre of the buildings. This project will be sure to meet the needs of the future Market Quarter’s residents.


Built to plans created in 1987 by architects René Gagès (the designer of the CELP) and ARPRAU, which later became l’ATELIER, Jean Monnet Middle School, named after one of the founders of the European Economic Community (1957), has two locations. One is north of Place Carnot, and the other is south of Perrache Station, located at 18 Rue Seguin. It has 450 pupils from year 7 to year 10.