1st arrondissement of Lyon

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox settlement The 1st arrondissement of Lyon, France is one of the nine arrondissements of the City of Lyon. It is located below the hill of Croix-Rousse and on the north part of the Presqu'île formed by the Saône and the Rhône, the two rivers in Lyon thumb thumb thumb </gallery> This zone is served by the metro lines Template:Lyon Metro icon and Template:Lyon Metro icon

History

Les pentes (the slopes Croix-Rousse, which were situated in the Franc-Lyonnais, are integrated to the city of Lyon since 1512, when Louis XII decided to build a fortification on the top of the hill Saint-Sébastien (name of Croix-Rousse in the Middle Ages) to defend the city.

The arrondissement was created the 24 March 1852 (also the date of the creation of the 5 first arrondissements).

Geography

Area and demographics

Located in the centre of the presqu'île, the 1st arrondissement is the smallest of all the arrondissements de Lyon. Around the place des Terreaux, bars and pubs across the street make the 1st arrondissement one of the more animated the night and days.

  • Area: 151 ha
  • 1999: 26,861 inhab.
  • 2005: 28,100 inhab.
  • 2006: 28,210 inhab.
  • 2007: 30,024 inhab.
  • Density of 18,682 inhab/km².

Quarters

The 1st arrondissement of Lyon is composed of four districts :

  • Terreaux (around Place des Terreaux)
  • Pentes de la Croix-Rousse
  • Croix-Paquet
  • Quartier Saint-Vincent

Streets

  • Cour des Voraces
  • Montée de la Grande Côte
  • Montée des Carmélites
  • Passage Thiaffait
  • Quai de la Pêcherie
  • Quai Saint-Vincent
  • Rue Burdeau
  • Rue de l'Arbre-Sec
  • Rue de la Bourse
  • Rue de la République
  • Rue des Capucins
  • Rue du Bât-d'Argent
  • Rue du Sergent Blandan
  • Rue Édouard Herriot
  • Rue Lanterne
  • Rue Royale
  • Rue Sainte-Catherine

Squares and areas

  • Jardin des Chartreux
  • Place de la Comédie
  • Place Croix-Paquet
  • Place Louis Pradel
  • Place Sathonay
  • Place des Terreaux

Administration

The city hall is managed since 2001 by Nathalie Perrin-Gilbert (Parti socialiste).

Monuments

  • Lyon City Hall
  • Palace St Pierre, with the Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • Opéra de Lyon
  • Patineur de César
  • Les Subsistances
  • Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules
  • Église du Bon-Pasteur
  • Église Saint-Polycarpe

Equipments and services

  • Lyon City Hall
  • Lycée de la Martinière
  • Salle Rameau
  • Halles de la Martinière

Transports

  • Métro Ligne A Station served : "Hôtel de ville-Louis Pradel"
  • Métro Ligne C Stations served: "Hôtel de ville-Louis Pradel" and "Croix-Paquet"

Cultural activities

  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
  • Opéra de Lyon
  • Numerous café-théâtres are installed on the pentes de la Croix-Rousse

See also

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  • Arrondissements of Lyon
  • List of the streets in Lyon

External links

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