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These medium-sized towns where life is good around Lyon

“I had been planning to leave Lyon for some time, but the confinement precipitated things. “ Delphine, 46, entrepreneur in the cultural sector, left Lyon this summer to settle in the metropolitan area of ​​Valence (Drôme). She explains having had “Enough of aggressiveness, constant stress, noise and insecurity “.

After having sold his apartment on 1er district, she bought a house on the outskirts of Valence for 300,000 euros. Here, the price of real estate is around 2,000 euros / m2. “I’m finally breathing; here, I find calm, and the Drôme… it’s beautiful! “, enthuses the forty-something, happy to find an air of Provence :

“I work two days a week in my house and come to Lyon for three days for work and friends. It’s only thirty-three minutes by TGV. “

And then this epicurean is also said to be seduced by the quality of the local gastronomy.

The revenge of “Sainté”

Like Delphine, many of them are considering leaving the center of the Lyon metropolis, yet so attractive. In question ? Real estate prices which are soaring by 10% per year to reach nearly 5,000 euros / m2 intramural, and over 6,500 euros / m2 in the city center. But also pollution peaks each year more numerous, scorching summers and problems of insecurity such that, in the Peninsula, in Confluence, in Guillotière, the inhabitants organize themselves into associations.


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