A former industrial powerhouse at the heart of Lyon’s working-class history, the Fagor-Brandt home appliance factory, in the Gerland district, stands on a 4.5-hectare site (110,000 sq m, including 73,000 sq m of covered buildings) that is now being regenerated. The factory still employed 1,000 people in the early 1980s, but the workforce had fallen to just under 400 by the 2000s. Starting in 2005, production was gradually relocated abroad, and the factory was sold to SITL in 2010. While it was switching to the production of electric cars, the plant went downhill and closed in 2015. The site, where 29,000 sq m (312,000 sq ft) is currently unused, now hosts cultural events, such as the Nuits Sonores since 2017.
Metro Line B. Station: “Debourg” / Tram Line T1. Stop: “Debourg” (500 m walk from the entrance)
Drop-off area face the main entrance
Street parking near Fagor Factory
65 rue Challemel Lacour,