Bonnevoie, young and lively atmosphere

The Bonnevoie district is located in the south-east of the capital of Luxembourg. It is today divided in 2 parts: Bonnevoie-Nord/Verlorenkost and Bonnevoie-South. Often described as a “bobo” neighborhood, this once popular area, a stone’s throw from the train station, is now very popular with young couples and families, attracted by both its dynamism and its calm.

Population in Bonnevoie

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of foreign population 69,3% 69,3%
  • of the population of the city of Luxembourg 13,8% 13,8%

Number of different nationalities

With 13,550 inhabitants, Bonnevoie Sud is the most populated district of Luxembourg City. 68% of the population is foreign, with 119 different foreign nationalities. The Portuguese are the most represented with almost 17% of the population. The French represent 15.3%.

The Bonnevoie-Nord/Verlorenkost area has 4,700 inhabitants, 72.9% of whom are foreigners, with 102 different communities, not including Luxembourgers. The French community is present at 18.6%, the Portuguese community at 13.7%.

Even if administratively, the district is cut in 2, Bonnevoie represents a unique and coherent whole.

Characteristics of the Bonnevoie sector

Historically, the northern part of Bonnevoie or “Verlorenkost” was a fortified part of the town, partly destroyed in 1807 by a gunpowder explosion. The district developed strongly in the 20th century due to the strong increase of the population. Today, this part of the neighborhood remains a mixed-use area, with many social housing units. The Ulysse social hostel can be an inconvenience for families, with a population of drug addicts and dropouts.

However, appreciated for its proximity to the train station and the city center , Bonnevoie is becoming more and more popular especially with young couples and families. If, in the past, its reputation was not the best, Bonnevoie is now considered a bohemian, heterogeneous and calm residential area. Young families are attracted to the city for its cosmopolitan, lively and vibrant atmosphere. The area has become residential and very international.

The atmosphere is above all multicultural. With its pretty, colorful houses and pleasant little streets, this neighborhood has a decidedly British feel to it, making it a pleasant place to live. Moreover, its cultural offer is important.

Recognizable by its Rotondes, dating from the late 19th century and now converted into a cultural center, Bonnevoie is more and more sought after. Its quality of life and convenient location are its main assets. Access to the central station is now facilitated by a footbridge spanning the Bonnevoie bypass.

Amenities at Bonnevoie

The area has many stores and services, as well as cafes and restaurants. Bonnevoie has a lively atmosphere that contrasts with other parts of the city.

Shops in Bonnevoie

A medium-sized Cactus supermarket is located in the heart of the neighborhood. This allows the residents of Bonnevoie to do their daily shopping, in addition to the many shops in the area.

The neighborhood is also home to the Bouneweger Maart every Tuesday afternoon.

Transport / bus

Bonnevoie also offers excellent public transport links. Several bus routes serve the entire Bonnevoie area, with almost 50 bus stops.

Vel’oh stations are available in the area to facilitate soft mobility .

The neighborhood is served by the tramway with the Lycée Bouneweg stop.

The immediate proximity of the central station of Luxembourg is a real asset for travel.

Schools and nurseries in Bonnevoie

Bonnevoie has crèches and a Luxembourg basic school. The Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie offers a wide range of professional training courses as well as evening classes.
Check out the Education section of Just Arrived for more info.

Cultural offer

The cultural offering is highly developed. Bonnevoie is home to the Rotondes, a very lively and renowned cultural center for artistic creation in Luxembourg. Residents can therefore take advantage of this proximity to the establishment to attend meetings, shows or even high quality plays.

The Trois-CL Theater, the TOL and the Kasematten Theater complete the cultural offer with a music center.

Sports activities

Benefiting from a good sports infrastructure and the presence of Football Club Racing, the neighborhood offers a wide and varied range of leisure activities. The Bonnevoie swimming pool, a soccer field, a gymnasium, a sports hall, a tennis club, a petanque field, playgrounds, … nothing is missing in Bonnevoie for sports activities.

Green spaces

The Alzette Valley and the Kaltreis water tower park also offer pleasant walks in a green setting. Kaltreis Park offers a multitude of outdoor activities: chess table, skate park, petanque,… You can’t miss its famous space-themed playground. The giant rocket will delight the little astronauts. Balancing artists will be able to test their skills on a tight rope and on the zip line. Water games allow you to cool down in summer.

Living in the Bonnevoie area

Bonnevoie has become very popular with young families looking for a lively and animated area. It must be said that real estate prices are also lower than in the rest of the capital.

Bonnevoie is a neighborhood appreciated by its residents. Prices remain affordable compared to other neighborhoods. There is a nice offer of houses built during the railway era. See advertised prices for housing (rent/sale price) by neighborhood in Luxembourg City.

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