1 rue de Saint-Etienne
What can you do with a derelict industrial site? Why, 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 eco-responsible 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 over there, and even a water garden supplied by rainwater and because we like to do things well, the site qualifies for the national "EcoQuartier" label. Hats off to Saint-Chamond!
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