A unique space for discovery and sharing in the Lyon metropolitan area, La Station Mue prefigures the transformation of the Le Champ neighbourhood in La Confluence. Objective: to turn a former disused industrial site into an inhabited forest, with the involvement of the future users.
A good quality of life requires harmony. In La Confluence, initiatives are developing for the long term, to provide services and promote collaboration; a successful endeavour with a touch of social innovation.
What better way to foster togetherness and friendship in a neighbourhood, than by providing places where people can get together to garden and interact with each other? Five of these collective spaces have already sprouted in the quarter, and there's more to come!
The neighbourhood’s squares create connections. You can go there to take a break and relax or move around and be active. There are lots of different types of squares in La Confluence: big and wide open or small and cosy.
A key principle guiding the sustainable development of La Confluence: making the city a pleasant place to live, thanks to gardens of all kinds. With parks, squares, gardens and more, the area has plenty of places to sit back and relax.
La Confluence is a great place to live, thanks to the abundance of nature and the creation of high-quality public spaces that are pleasant places to relax and get some fresh air, in an exceptional setting between the Rhône and Saône rivers.
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.
Characterised by a high population density and a growing number of employees, La Confluence meets the needs of its youngest residents thanks to the breadth of its capacity to welcome and care for them.
From nursery school to higher education, the quarter now offers plenty of education options. Like the richness and diversity of the quarter’s cultural and sport facilities, these opportunities enhance the quality of life in La Confluence.
Electric vehicles and car sharing are encouraged in La Confluence. The three pillars of Lyon Confluence’s proactive policy, supported by Europe, are car sharing, easy, environmentally friendly recharging and carpooling.
The northern gateway to La Confluence, Perrache is Lyon’s historic central train station at the centre of the peninsula. The city has three other train stations (Lyon Part-Dieu, Saint-Paul and Jean Macé) to which Perrache is connected.
La Confluence has a sensible parking strategy, to limit car use and leave more space for pedestrians, cyclists and other active modes of transport in the city centre. Taking this concept even further, the first shared parking structure was completed in 2018.
With bike trails and the Vélo’v bike sharing service, cycling is facilitated and encouraged in La Confluence. Cycling is an easy, pleasant and eco-friendly way of getting around town. And what’s more, it’s a sport, so it’s good for your health. Be careful and follow the rules of the road!
Accessibility and proximity are the strong points of La Confluence. The neighbourhood is well served by public transport, including metro, tramway, bus and electric shuttle lines, as well as a growing network of bike paths. Thanks to its many public spaces and footpaths, La Confluence is a remarkably walkable city.