More and more companies, small businesses and shopkeepers are choosing La Confluence because it offers a central location, easy access and pleasant living. 1,650 companies form a well-balanced, dynamic economic structure. They appreciate the quality of life in the quarter, its businesses and services and the relationships they form between them.


La Confluence is very well served by public transport, including the metro, the tramway and buses. From Perrache Station, line A of the metro connects La Confluence to the northern part of the city. Line T1 of the tramway serves the neighbourhood from Cours Charlemagne. In 2020, line T2 will be extended to the Montrochet station, improving service and connections between La Confluence and the eastern part of the urban area

The quarter is also served by Perrache train station, with its regional and national lines. This means that La Confluence is directly connected to Part-Dieu Station and St-Exupéry Airport via the Rhône-Express trams, in under 30 minutes. 


La Confluence was designed to offer residents and companies spaces that meet high standards for comfort and environmental performance. The efforts were aimed not only at indoor environments, but at the outdoor environment as well, with courtyards, streets and public spaces lined with trees, to foster the wellbeing of employees. And all the nearby facilities, amenities and restaurants, shops and services also make life easier in La Confluence. 

La Confluence has: 

  • 16 squares, parks and gardens 
  • 16 sport and cultural facilities 
  • 5 schools 
  • 200 spaces in childcare 
  • 340 shops and small businesses 
  • 120 bars and restaurants 


La Confluence now has 12,000 residents, 15,000 employees and millions of visitors to the Confluence shopping centre, Musée des Confluences, the Charlemagne skating rink and the banks of the Saône. Setting up and investing in La Confluence has thus become a strategic move for trade and business. 

The entrepreneurial ecosystem in La Confluence is balanced and active. There are now 1,300 entities of all sizes, from startups to major corporations, such as Arkane Studios, Banque de France, Eiffage, Engie, Euronews, GL Events, Le Progrès, IPSOS, Arty Farty, and others. Another sign of this economic vitality is the presence of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CRCI) and the Rhône Chamber of Trades and Crafts (CMA), which assists and guides many entrepreneurs.  

Clusters choose La Confluence.

A laboratory for the city of the future, the quarter provides fertile ground for innovative companies to experiment and grow, so it’s no surprise that these key players in innovation have chosen La Confluence. 
Éco-Energies, he cluster for eco-building in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, features more than 180 professionals.
Digital League, the cluster of digital companies in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the largest digital technology community in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, with over 500 members.
Cluster Lumière, a network of the French lighting industry, features 170 companies. Coming to La Confluence in 2021.
Aerospace Cluster Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, a network of stakeholders in the aeronautics, space and defence industries.