Bonnevoie, the dynamic district

The Bonnevoie district is located in the south-east of the capital of Luxembourg. It is currently divided into two parts: Bonnevoie-Nord/Verlorenkost and Bonnevoie Sud. Located close to the station, it is now very popular with young couples and families, attracted by its dynamism and tranquillity.

Its history 

The Bonnevoie area has a number of historic features. The northern part of Bonnevoie, formerly known as the "Verlorenkost", was a fortified part of the town that was partially destroyed in 1807 in a gunpowder explosion. 

Bonnevoie is one of the districts that has developed the most in recent years. Until 1867, Luxembourg's city centre only existed within its fortress. When the fortress was demolished at the end of the 19th century, the city became one of the most densely populated areas in Luxembourg.e In the 19th century, Luxembourg began to expand. At Bonnevoie, there was only a cloister. The construction of the railway station was at the origin of the development of Bonnevoie, just as the construction of the Adolphe Bridge in 1903 enabled the urbanisation of the Bourbon Plateau. 

A multicultural neighbourhood 

Bonnevoie Sud, with its 13,550 inhabitants, is the most densely populated district in Luxembourg City. Around 68% of its population are foreigners, representing 119 different nationalities. The Portuguese are the most numerous, making up almost 17% of the population, while the French represent 15.3%.

Bonnevoie-Nord/Verlorenkost has a population of 4,700, of whom 72.9% are foreigners belonging to 102 different communities, with the exception of Luxembourgers. The French community accounts for 18.6%, while the Portuguese community represents 13.7%.

The atmosphere here is above all multicultural. With its charming colourful houses and pleasant little streets, this district has a distinctly British feel that makes for a pleasant place to live.

Amenities at Bonnevoie

The Bonnevoie district offers a variety of shops, local services, cafés and restaurants, creating a lively atmosphere that sets it apart from other areas of the city. 

At the heart of the neighbourhood, you'll find a medium-sized Cactus supermarket, offering residents the chance to do their daily shopping, complementing the many other shops in the area. What's more, the Bouneweger Maart sets up shop in the neighbourhood every Tuesday afternoon, offering a local market experience.

Bonnevoie has excellent public transport links. Several bus routes serve the whole district, with almost 50 bus stops. Vel'oh stations are also available to make cycling easier. The area is also served by the tramway, which stops at Lycée Bouneweg. The immediate proximity of Luxembourg central station is also a major advantage for getting around.

In terms of education, Bonnevoie has crèches and a Luxembourg basic school. The Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie also offers a wide range of vocational training courses and evening classes.

Daily life 

Bonnevoie also offers a number of green spaces for pleasant walks in the heart of nature. The Alzette Valley and the Kaltreis water tower park offer opportunities to relax in a green setting. The Kaltreis park offers a host of outdoor activities, including chess tables, a skate park, petanque courts and a famous space-themed playground, complete with a giant rocket to delight children. There are also water features to cool off on hot summer days.

For sports enthusiasts, Bonnevoie has a good sports infrastructure and is home to Football Club Racing. The district offers a wide range of leisure activities, including a swimming pool, football pitch, gym, sports hall, tennis club, boules pitch and playgrounds.

Bonnevoie offers exceptional mobility and quality of life. It's a small village in a big city.

 

Annaïg
Annaïg

I love Breton crêpes, photography and making great tandems.

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