Town Hall, St-Hilaire-de-Brens

  • Saint Hilaire de Brens


Population: 582
Surface area: 7.52 km²
The village priest, Hilaire, gave his name to the village.
This hilly region used to be covered in vast forests and swamps, traversed by the River Rhône which still crosses marshland today.
The people of Saint-Hilaire-de-Brens worked on the land, but from 1857, the village's limestone kilns were developed by Fortuné Giraud. This led to the building in Lyon of numerous limestone houses, pavements and bridges, up until 1914.
The limestone was initially carried by horses and carts, then by the Chemin de Fer de l'Est de Lyon railway company. Under Jacques Giraud, in the 1950s the Giraud quarry produced enough calcareous rock to fill a weekly train, i.e. a diesel tractor pulling 4 or 5 wagons.
The quarry was connected to the St Hilaire-Jallieu section to the east of the road and to the furnaces on the west via a metre-gauge railroad from Vénérieu.

Every day, 4 mixed trains and 1 cargo train passed along the railway..
Période(s) d'ouvertureTown Hall secretariat opening hours:
- Tuesday from 9 am to 11 am
- Thursday from 4 pm to 6 pm
1st & 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am to 11.30 am
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Town Hall, St-Hilaire-de-Brens
90, Rue de la Mairie
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Mairie de St-Hilaire-de-Brens
90, Rue de la Mairie
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.671511
Longitude : 5.290671