Les Brotteaux

Lyon, France

Les Brotteaux

Brotteaux is a neighborhood in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon. It is situated between the Rh么ne and the track railway which leads to the Gare de la Part-Dieu. The urbanization of this area began in the late eighteenth century under the leadership of architect and urban planner Jean-Antoine Morand Jouffrey (1727-1794). The area is sometimes called Morand quarter.

The word "Broteaux" (with one "t") means in Lyon-language an island in the Rh么ne alluvial plain and bounded by the river itself or one of its arms or l么ne. This word comes from Franco-Proven莽al language broteu, itself formed by brot, pronounced [bru], which means the young shoots of trees that grow here.

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