We bought our appartement in 1979 in the Cité des Etoiles in Givors because it was our very favorite. Since then we've always appreciated the calm and original design of this place.
We have chosen to buy a second appartement in the same building in order to be able to invite our children and friends to visit in good conditions, and this is when the adventure began.
We host you today in the center of Givors, in the entierly renewed appartement.
City of Givors
La Cité des Etoiles of Jean Renaudie
In the seventies, « Le vieux Givors », (the center of the town where the appartement is located) was squalid. To rebuilt it had became a real urgency.
It's after rejecting 26 architcture projects of tranditionnal appartements that the local politicians were presentend Jean Renaudie's project.
As the town is next to a hill and the Saint Gérald castle, Jean Renaudie tried, with his own architectural language, to deliver the ctiy's center spirit : gardens and heterogeneous houses.
This project has been discussed a lot, contested but finally received the politicians and a large part of the population's agreement tu be built. The first appartements were delivered in 1979.