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Saint Pierre Grand Bois
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Le quartier de Grands-Bois doit son nom aux nombreuses futaies qui bordaient jadis le chemin emprunté par les charrettes. Autrefois, quartier à la population confidentielle, il a connu son essor vers 1834 lors de la mise en service de l'usine sucrière qui a rythmé la vie du quartier jusqu'à sa fermeture en 1991.

Aujourd'hui, le quartier est devenu plus résidentiel même si l'implantation de la ZAC "Cap Austral" permet d'impulser à l'économie du quartier une nouvelle force. Preuve de cette mutation : l'ancienne usine est reconvertie en médiathèque.

The neighborhood of Grands-Bois takes its name from the numerous fully-grown trees that formerly trimmed the way borrowed by the carts.  In the past, neighborhood of confidential population, it knew his leap about 1834 at the time of the setting of the sugar factory that regulated rhythmically the life of the neighborhood until its closing in 1991.  Today, the neighborhood is more residential even if the establishment of the ZAC "Cape Austral" allows a new impact in the economy of Grands Bois.  Proof of that mutation: the former factory is now converted in a multimedia library.

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Copyright: Christian Bersano
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Taken: 09/10/2011
Uploaded: 24/01/2012
Updated: 26/03/2015
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