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Where is the 7th district of Lyon located? The 7th arrondissement of Lyon is located on the left side of the Rhône river, in the south-east of the city. This is the largest district in Lyon in terms of surface area. Lyon 7 has been undergoing a major transformation in recent years. This explains why this district of Lyon is so diversified. Lyon 7 offers several faces; the multicultural subdistr...
Where is the 7th district of Lyon located?
The 7th arrondissement of Lyon is located on the left side of the Rhône river, in the south-east of the city. This is the largest district in Lyon in terms of surface area. Lyon 7 has been undergoing a major transformation in recent years. This explains why this district of Lyon is so diversified. Lyon 7 offers several faces; the multicultural subdistrict of La Guillotière, the lively and family Place Jean Macé as well as the student area of the University of Lyon 2. The Gerland subdistrict is also a booming sports and economic centre.
The 7th district of Lyon is a strategic choice if you are wondering where to rent an apartment to stay in Lyon. This area is very well served by public transport and allows you to move easily in the hypercentre of Lyon. It is located only 5 minutes by tram from Perrache station and 10 minutes from Part Dieu station. Whether you come for a weekend or a business stay in Lyon, Lyon 7 offers a wide range of activities and a very pleasant living environment. You will just have to cross the Rhône to stroll through the tourist neighbourhood of the Peninsula of Lyon. The Pont de Guillotière leads you straight to Place Bellecour.
The multicultural atmosphere of the 7th arrondissement of Lyon
La Guillotière subdistrict is one of the most cosmopolitan areas in Lyon. Multicultural and very lively, La Guillotière has undergone a real transformation in recent years and has become one of the new districts much appreciated by Lyon residents. You will find many restaurants, oriental grocery stores, alternative and popular places, art galleries and new trendy bars. The neighbourhood is crossed by the Grande rue de la Guillotière, which leads to Place Antonin Jutard. On this square, you can have a drink facing the Rhône and Hôtel Dieu while your children go for a carousel ride.
Family-friendly and animated, the Jean Macé subdistrict is the favourite place for young junior executives. Avenue Berthelot and Avenue Jean Jaurès criss-cross the neighbourhood and abound with bars and restaurants such as the delicious Kitchen Café or the trendy bar Mama Shelter. The Comoedia cinema is located at the end of Avenue Berthelot. Meetings and debates as well as thematic evenings are organized. But the cinema also includes a bistro that offers a brunch-cinema-surprise once a month during which you don't know which film will be screened. In the Jean Macé subdistrict, you will also find sports halls and many local shops. The Jean Macé market is held on Jean Macé square every Wednesday and Saturday. Jean Macé is therefore a very pleasant area to rent a holiday accomodation in Lyon.
7th district of Lyon : the university area and the economic heart of the city
The 7th arrondissement of Lyon is known for its universities, and particularly the University Lumière Lyon 2 on the banks of the Rhône River. Many prestigious schools such as ENS Lyon, ISARA, IEP Lyon, have set up in this district. Student life animates the neighbourhood and makes it a dynamic cultural hub. On Avenue Berthelot is also the Centre Berthelot, which includes the History, Resistance and Deportation Centre, the Political Sciences Institute and the Urban Planning Institute. There is also the Saint Joseph Saint Luc Hospital there.
The Edouard Herriot Industrial Port, built in 1937, has contributed to the development and dynamism of Lyon. This port makes the city a crossroads for European and international trade. Today, it has become a real hub for more than 70 companies.
The Gerland district has taken advantage of the attractiveness of the port to attract large companies, which also contribute to the economic dynamism of the district. The Halle Tony Garnier and Gerland Stadium host many sporting and festive events. Major professional events are also organized there, such as the Mahana Lyon exhibition in February or the Piscines et Bateaux exhibition at the beginning of the year. If you come for a business stay in Lyon, you will easily find a place to work in one of the coworking areas in the 7th district of Lyon. For example, you can work in the sumptuous Now Coworking Lyon space, located in the former Citroën buildings. Unless you prefer to stay in a slow café like the Sofffa Guillotière.
The 7th arrondissement of Lyon: a sporty and festive district
Football fans are inevitably familiar with the famous Gerland Stadium in Lyon. Gerland Stadium was the reference stadium for the Olympique Lyonnais club. The stadium also hosts the rugby matches of the Lou Rugby Club de Lyon and its supporters who come to encourage this two-time French champion team. If you come to see a match in Lyon, we recommend that you rent an apartment in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon.
For sports lovers, the 7th district of Lyon is a real paradise! Fitness rooms, climbing halls, football fields, skate park are at your disposal. The Rhône swimming pool is one of the pride of the district. Built on the Rhône, this outdoor swimming pool has a leisure pool with many water games open in summer. But it also includes an Olympic swimming pool that is open every day, even in winter!
The banks of the Rhône are fully equipped for sport and leisure. It is the ideal place to jog in Lyon. A bicycle path, starting from Gerland, offers an 18 km ride that leads to Miribel Park. Further east from the 7th arrondissement of Lyon, towards the Jean Macé and Garibaldi metro stations, Sergent Blandan Park is a green space equipped with numerous sports fields.
The two main concert halls at Lyon 7 are Halle Tony Garnier and Ninkasi Gerland. Ninkasi is considered as a real institution in Lyon. With a room that can accommodate 1800 people and its huge beer and burger bar, Ninkasi offers a rock- electro-rap program.
The Halle Tony Garnier is much larger, with a capacity of 17,000 people. The line-up appeals to a very wide audience. Dance shows or musicals, concerts by major French and international artists are on the program each year.
Where to eat and drink in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon ?
Lyon's 7th arrondissement is full of restaurants from all over the world. You will find everything you need for dinner in this cosmopolitan district. You have a wide choice: Lebanese, Italian, Thai, Creole, starred restaurant or brasserie stand in Lyon 7.
Among our favourites, we recommend that you try the Kitchen Café during your stay in Lyon. This restaurant in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon is one of the addresses known only by Lyon's inhabitants. The decoration of the room is unpretentious, but the delicious flavours are boldly worked on by the Chef.
If you are looking for a more chic and glamorous place, we recommend Victoria Hall. The setting is cosy and the cuisine refined. Our favorite is the champagne cocktail that promises a great evening!
Finally, if you prefer to eat in a friendly and modern bar restaurant in the 7th district of Lyon, choose Les Raffineuses. This bar restaurant is the new trendy place in Lyon. The atmosphere is friendly and the dishes tasty. You can only come to have an aperitif if you wish. The place is perfect for an evening with friends in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon.
There are many restaurants in Lyon's 7th district, but there are even more bars in this area! La Guillotière subdistrict is the most lively part of the 7th arrondissement with many bars where the atmosphere is friendly and the beer is good. On our list of the best bars in Lyon 7, we recommend Le Malting Pot, Grande rue de la Guillotière. In summer, this bar is very appreciated by the inhabitants of Lyon because it offers a huge shaded terrace in the backyard.
We also like DIY Livestation very much. Near the Rhône, in the small rue de Bonald, the DIY Livestation welcomes you "as if you were at home". That's their slogan, and we love it. This bar in the 7th district of Lyon is always very lively in the evenings with a beautiful programme of live music. But the bar also proposes games evenings, exhibitions, do it yourself workshops as well as cooking contests.
For a more "chic" evening, the Mama Shelter Lyon 7 bar is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail in a trendy atmosphere. Decorated by Philippe Stark, don't be surprised to see buoys hanging from the ceiling. Table football is one of the reasons why you should visit the Mama Shelter in Lyon's 7th arrondissement.
Moving from the 7th arrondissement of Lyon
During your stay in Lyon's 7th arrondissement, you can use tram lines T1 and T2. Line T2 runs north of the 7th district area serves the Jean Macé and Garibaldi Berthelot subdistricts, while line T1 will give you easy access to the Tony Garnier Hall.
The 7th arrondissement of Lyon is crossed from north to south by metro line B. It takes you directly from Part Dieu station to Jean Macé, Jean Jaurès, and Gerland subdistricts.
To visit Lyon by bike, you will easily find a Vélov' station in the 7th arrondissement. More than fifteen bicycle stations are available in the district, all along Avenue Jean Jaurès, Avenue Berthelot, along the banks of the Rhône and in Sergent Blandan Park.