What can you do with an industrial wasteland? A new neighbourhood with a bright future, of course! In Saint-Chamond, they’ve sent the war machines off to be made somewhere else and converted the old factory into giant leisure area. Novaciéries, as it’s called, covers a 45-hectare site. It’s a sustainable neighbourhood, a landscaped park and an eco-industrial site, all at once. Homes, shops, transport, leisure park… this new ecoresponsible neighbourhood has something to keep everyone happy. A little bit of shopping, cycle tracks and skatepark over here, connected spaces over there, an open-air stage, a cinema and even a water garden supplied by rainwater. And, because we do things right, the site qualifies for the national “EcoQuartier” label. Hats off to Saint-Chamond!
All the info on how to get there: www.stephanois-hors-cadre.fr
- General information
Novaciéries reconquers Saint-Chamond!
1 rue de Saint-Etienne