Belair, a popular residential area

Belair is one of the 24 sectors of the city of Luxembourg. Located in the west of the Upper Town, a central and historic district, it is adjacent to the districts of RollingergrundMerl and Hollerich.
Belair is one of the most exclusive districts of the capital of Luxembourg. It is sought after for its classic, family style.

Population in the Belair neighborhood

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of foreign population 67,91% 67,91%
  • of the population of the city of Luxembourg 9,49% 9,49%

Number of different nationalities

The Belair neighborhood is very desirable. Today, it concentrates nearly 10% of the population of the city of Luxembourg on a surface of 2 km2. It is the 2nd most populated district behind the more popular Bonnevoie district.

Luxembourgers represent 32% of the population. The French community represents 16% of the population of Belair, far ahead of the other foreign communities.

Belair is inhabited by a population whose age range is mainly between 28 and 49 years. Most of them are well-to-do families, living in private houses with gardens.

Ambiance of the Belair neighborhood

An ultra-residential neighborhood in the city of Luxembourg, Belair is sought after for its calm and quality of life. Nevertheless, the heavy traffic during rush hour can cause some traffic jams. Its location and flat topography make it easy to reach the city center by bicycle.

The real estate project“Wunnquartier Stade” around the former Josy Barthel stadium will see a total transformation of the area. The projections foresee the conservation of a part of the stadium with the creation of a green space, a central plaza type, an opening towards the Route d’Arlon.

The transformation of the Place de l’Etoile will also give a new lease of life to this very residential area. A pedestrian area will be articulated around a streetcar line to Strassen and numerous shops. More information on new real estate projects here.

Belair Area Amenities

Schools and childcare facilities: the Belair district offers a complete range of services to meet the needs of families. There are many day care centers, including 2 halfway houses and municipal day care centers. There are also two Luxembourg fundamental (primary) schools: Diderich and Kayser. OTR International School is aprivate kindergarten and elementary school offering multilingual education. The Lycée Athénée, one of Luxembourg’s oldest and most famous schools, is located in this area.
See the Education section for more information.

Green spaces and sports:children can also have fun in the playgrounds. There are 7 playgrounds, including the Schéiwisschen playground on Rue Charlemagne. Reserved for children from 0 to 12 years old, it presents a castle with a dungeon to make all princesses and young knights dream. Swings, monkey bridges and slides offer several areas for the more intrepid.

Families can also easily reach Merl Park for a walk or a play.

2 gymnasiums, a tennis club and the Merl/belair sports complex complete the sports facilities.

The former Josy Barthel Stadium, which has been replaced by the new Stade de Luxembourg in Gasperich, is the subject of a new real estate development project.

Cultural spaces: the Schéiss cultural center or the Institut Saint Jean social center welcome residents.

The church in Belair offers masses in French on Sundays.

Transport/Bus: Bus lines 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 28, 31, CN 2 and their 43 bus stops provide easy access to the Hamilius nerve center in the city center. There are also Veloh stations.

The recycling center on the Route d’Arlon is available to the residents of Merl and Belair.

Living in Belair

Belair is a great neighborhood to live in, with a chic, family-oriented and rather classic atmosphere. The neighborhood attracts a wealthy population. There are beautiful mansions with gardens in this area.

Located close to the city center, it offers proximity to shops and excellent connections to major roads. It is also particularly quiet and pleasant to live in. Lined withgreen spaces, including the Parc Merl, it is a meeting place for expatriate mothers who have recently arrived in Luxembourg . It enjoys an ideal geographical location.

Seniors will also be able to live in this neighborhood with the presence of the Sacré Coeur retirement home.

Belair is one of the most expensive districts in the Luxembourg capital, along with the Limpetsberg district, with prices above 14,000 euros per m2.

Are you looking for an apartment? See the advertised prices for housing (rent/purchase) by neighborhood in Luxembourg City.

Belair is a residential area with many families. Before you decide where to live, check out our comparison of the different neighborhoods in Luxembourg .

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