COLLONGES AU MONT D’OR
Collonges au Mont d’Or in the heart of the Greater Lyon area was originally a Roman town and enjoys a fabulous setting straddling the Monts d’Or Massif and the Val de Saône. With a population of nearly 50,000, 8,800 jobs and 1,200 companies, the Val de Saône and Monts d’Or are a key development hub and population centre in the Greater Lyon area.
The town of Collonges has some characteristic structures and buildings related to the creation of water supplies (a two-hour-long walk called “Le Chemin d’eau” visits all these sites) and an outstanding group of buildings on the slopes of Mont Cindre: the Eglise Saint Nizier du Vieux Collonges, the Montgelas Estate, the Maison Bonnamour and the Château de Tourvéon and the Château de Chavannes, etc.
A History and Heritage work group was created in 2014: it carries out varied research into areas such as architectural heritage, daily life, wartime periods and past agricultural and economic activities.
Discover the website of the town of Collonges au Mont d’Or: www.collongesaumontdor.fr