Belair is one of the 24 sectors of the city of Luxembourg. Located west of downtown Ville-Haute and the districts of Rollingergrund, Merl and Hollerich. One of the upscale neighborhoods of the capital of Luxembourg, it is very popular in a classic and family style. More than 11,000 inhabitants live in this district, which is nearly 10% of the population of the Luxembourg capital.
Key figures Population: 11 494 people at the end of 2018, 31,40% luxembourgish and 68,60% foreigners Area: 2 km2 Style: Family , Classical
Atmosphere in Belair
Belair has a population essentially between 28 and 49 years of age. Mainly families living in private houses with gardens.
As a residential area Belair is popular because it is calm and with a great quality of life. However at rush hour there is a lot of traffic, which can mean some traffic jams. Given its location, and that it is relatively flat, it is very easy to get into the city by bike.
Belair lies between Merl and Hollerich and goes as far as the Rollingergrund.
Good to Know about Belair
Schools: this area has numerous nurseries and two Luxembourgish Primary schools: Diderich and Kayser. The private preschool and primary school « Over the Rainbow » is a multi lingual school. One of the oldest and most prestigious secondary schools, the Lycée Athénée, is in this neighbourhood.
In 2019, a call for ideas was launched by the City as part of the “Wunnquartier Stadium” project. Indeed, the Josy Barthel Stadium, the fire station are to be moved to the Golden Bell and the Gasperich district. The rubbish dump will move to the Belair district. All projects are to be handed over by the end of 2020. They will all have to comply with the specifications, i.e. presence of a green space, a central plaza type square, an opening towards the Route d’Arlon and the conservation of part of the stadium.
Our Opinion about Belair
Belair is a nice neighbourhood in which to live. Right next to the city centre it means easy access to the shops. The Park Merl/Belair is a regular meeting place for new Mums to the area, as it is ideally situated. Downside: there is not much in the way of leisure activities in the neighbourhood.