Bonnevoie, bohemian 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 referred to as a “bobo” neighborhood, this once popular area, a stone’s throw from the train station, is now very popular with couples and families, both for its dynamism and its calm.

Population in Bonnevoie

Number of inhabitants as of January 1, 2022

  • of foreign population 81,4% 81,4%
  • of the population of the city of Luxembourg 13,8% 13,8%

Number of different nationalities

With 13,203 inhabitants, Bonnevoie Sud is the most populated district in the city of Luxembourg. 67.8% of the population is foreign, with 120 different foreign nationalities. The Portuguese are the most represented with over 17% of the population. The French represent 15.5%.

The Bonnevoie-Nord/Verlorenkost area has 4,570 inhabitants of which 72.2% are foreigners with 98 different communities outside Luxembourg. The French community is present at 19%, the Portuguese community at 14%.

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 city, partly destroyed in 1807 by a powder explosion. The district developed strongly in the 20th century due to the strong increase of the population. Today the neighborhood has many social housing units. The Ulysses social home can bring inconveniences with a population of drug addicts and marginal people.

Appreciated for its proximity to the train station and the city center and for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, 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 quiet residential area appreciated by families.

The atmosphere is colorful and 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.

Residential and international, recognizable by its Rotondes dating from the end of the 19th century, Bonnevoie is increasingly sought after for its quality of life and its convenient location . Access to the central train station is today facilitated by a footbridge spanning the Bonnevoie bypass.

Amenities at Bonnevoie

The area has many stores and services, cafes and restaurants. Bonnevoie has a lively atmosphere that contrasts with other parts of the city. Bonnevoie also offers excellent public transport connections.

Shops: 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.

Transportation/bus: Bus routes 6, 7, 15, 30, 31 serve the entire Bonnevoie area with nearly 50 bus stops.

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

Schools: Bonnevoie has a nursery school and a Luxembourg basic school. The Lycée Technique de Bonnevoie offers a wide range of professional training courses as well as evening classes.
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Culture: 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 Kasemattent Theater complete the cultural offer with a music center.

Sports: Benefiting from a good sports infrastructure and the presence of the Football Club Racing, the district offers a wide and diversified 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.

Its immediate proximity to the Alzette Valley and the Kaltreis Water Castle Park also offers the possibility of pleasant walks in a green setting.

Living in the Bonnevoie area

Bonnevoie has become very popular with families looking for a lively and animated area.

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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