Boboland 7th : the left bank is traditionally the place of welcome of the populations, workers and foreign (including the district of Guillotière) is undergoing an evolution similar to that experienced several years ago on the slopes of the Croix Rousse.
The rue Montesquieu, which extends from both sides of the avenue Jean Jaurès, in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon, alone represents the gentrification process that wins the city-centre.
From the Rhone to the place Saint-Louis, the rue Montesquieu sees a mix of social backgrounds are very heterogeneous : on the Rhone, the buildings are old and many in poor condition, are inhabited by a population of popular origin, and immigrant. Bars vivoin both, residential hotels around the tram road drain a population, popular and mixed. HLM, squats…
The grocery store is fair and the coffee shop In Thibault located a few meters from the avenue Jean Jaurès change the street in a different social environment. Next to place saint-Louis, the rue Montesquieu has gradually boboisée.
Buildings renovated into lofts, English courses for children (Little Bilingues), restaurants (one French The Dulcinéa, the other Korean). The Dulcinéa near the place Saint-Louis receives the Sunday the families who come to the market around a glass, it hosts temporary exhibitions of artists, signatures, autographs, and organizes summer concerts, the Sunday market day. The patron saint is very focused on the decoration has an rv regularly parked in front of the bar.
Shop creators (Made in Co), art gallery, courses of painting and drawing for children adjacent to a cabinet maker and the grocer of the Balkans.
Two spaces associative self-administered – the Workshop hoaxes and luttine – in of the premises located at 91 rue Montesquieu, loaned free of charge by the landlord of the building drain a population of young, politically committed, very to the left of the political spectrum. Their presence in the neighborhood has gradually been pegged to these local domainers for many years, even as they denounce the low social diversity of the neighborhood. Evidenced by the poster, which gives its name to this blog post photographed on the front of the workshop Canulards.
Organizing meals monthly or themed meals (pancake party), concerts (especially for the music festival), cinema sessions, group discussions, choral, and other activities, these two spaces associations are increasingly known on the stage of lyon. All activities have as a common point of be price free.
Frédérique & Benoit