22 January, 2011

The Angers Cité, apart from the city

A strategic place is going to be cleared within a few days. On january 30th, the gendarmes will leave the barracks they lived in for more than 200 years and take possesion of others, located in the Belle-Beille district. This movement opens wide reflections about the future of the historical heart of Angers, called "The Cité".

Credit Picture : Wikipedia
The Cité is presently a rather sad and deserted district. If the quitness of the narrow and winding streets is very appreciated by theirs inhabitants, the charm of the Cité could be developped with a few stores or, at least, a minimum of cultural events. But no city council took an initiative in that area since a long time. It was, in the air, a few years ago, to create a hall dedicated to medieval times on behalf of a religious congregation which left the place about 15 years ago.

A study about its potentiality is going to be launched soon and yet ideas (housing, museum, hotel and even the new Saint-Edwards University) are flourishing. But the owner of the place, the Conseil general, could use it to restore its finances first.

No comments:

Post a Comment