Quartier Libre des Lentillères

Quartier Libre des Lentillères

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The Quartier Libre des Lentillères was born out of a demonstration in 2010, in Dijon, at the end of which a hundred people cleared and then cultivated quality land left abandoned and threatened by a real estate project. From there was born the Pot'Col'Le, an open and collective gardening dynamic based on the exchange of knowledge. The Jardin des Maraichères, managed on a self-employed basis, supplies weekly non-profit markets at free prices. At the crossroads of these two large plots, dozens of small allotment gardens are intermingled. In the midst of all this, busy farms, a dynamic of building huts and maintaining places open to all for walks, for workshops for the exchange of diverse knowledge, concerts or atypical parties. From all this is born a colorful neighborhood, mixed collectives fed by several hundred people.

However, all these dynamics are threatened: the SPLAAD (Société Publique Locale d'Aménagement de l'Agglomération Dijonnaise) and the Grand Dijon want to destroy this creative boiling that produces a neighborhood as we want to live it, outside the established frameworks, to replace it with a real estate project of "eco-neighborhood": the "ecocity of market gardeners". The first phase of construction has begun on the industrial plot of land of the former slaughterhouses, but we intend to oppose the work of the second phase of construction which concerns the Quartier libre des Lentillères. We are more determined than ever to fight so that solidarity prevails over business. Join us!

You can contact us at this address: tierraylibertad@potager.org
Or join us directly on site. Markets take place on weekly basis from June to November. Evenings and concerts take place at the Snack Friche (8 rue A. Pierre) or at the Grange Rose (45 rue P. Guignard).
Don't hesitate to come and take a walk outside these festive moments! (While having in mind the respect of the people who live on the spot)


  • action/protest/camp
  • course/workshop
  • discussion/presentation
  • food
  • (free) shop/market
  • meeting
  • music/concert
  • work space/diy


Quartier Libre des Lentillères
39 au 45 rue Philippe Guignard
21000 Dijon


Par bus : ligne 12 - direction Chicago - arrêt Salengro ou ligne Corol - arrêt Collège Lentillères


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