Promoting equal access to resources and to opportunities in cities

For some people, fitting into society and the city is a long, complex path paved with financial, linguistic, cultural, social, and geographic challenges. This programme seeks to lift the obstacles that prevent them from accessing urban life.

The Foundation supports initiatives that provide economically and socially vulnerable individuals with access to the city’s resources and opportunities: cultural institutions, historical heritage, and activities and services, while encouraging sustainable mobility as a means to access them.

Louvre Museum

The project encourages and makes it easier for economically and socially vulnerable groups to go to the museum, by removing the obstacles that prevent them from visiting it, such as transport arrangements and a weak command of the French language. The project also includes training for people who work with these groups (social workers, volunteers, and others).

Brest à Pied et à Vélo

The association Brest à Pied et à Vélo (BaPaV, Brest on foot and on bike) has rolled out a cargo bike transport service for the elderly, isolated groups and people with disabilities. Beneficiaries of this fun, low-pollution service will be taken door-to-door from home to their destinations.


Cycl’Avenir promotes the social and workforce integration of women in precarious situations (refugees, asylum seekers, homeless, and others). The association conducts workshops teaching them how to ride bicycles and navigate urban environments on bikes. It also organises circuits to discover the city through guided tours of Paris and its suburbs.

© Julie Rabreau 

Opéra Comique

Every year, to replace part of its staff, youth association Opéra Comique organises a talent roadshow at schools in priority education investment areas located at the ends of metro and RER lines. The young talents start the following academic year in a performance arts programme.