The City of Lyon

Lyon, the Art of French living

  • Lyon, City of gastronomy

Between all the arts, that of the good living makes the fame of Lyon all over the world. With a number of star restaurants, famous chefs, breweries, old-style corks, café-counters, and avant-garde places, whatever your tastes, you are served! Flavors and colours that can also be found at the discretion of the open air market stalls or in the halls of Lyon Paul Bocuse, a permanent covered market where the great chefs refuel.

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  • Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site                                                                                                                   

Rich in over 2 000 years of history, the city has a remarkable architectural heritage. Extending eastward through the centuries, without destroying the existing sites, 500 hectares of its city centre have been enrolled in Unesco's World Heritage since 1998. Throughout the districts, Lyon displays a plural architecture, from the ancient Fourvière to the "traboules" of old Lyon Renaissance, passing through the elegant peninsula between Rhône and Saône, to the contemporary and original works of Renzo Piano (the Cité International), Jean Nouvel (the opera), or Santiago Calatrava (the Gare TGV de Lyon Saint-Exupéry). 

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Lyon, City of events

Lyon vibrates throughout the year to the rhythm of many events. 
Among the most well-known: the Festival of Lights, the Biennale of Contemporary Art, the biennial of the dance, the sound nights, the nights of Fourvière, the quays of the Polar (thriller Fest), the festival Lumière, attract millions of visitors each year. 
Events, shows, concerts, exhibitions and festivals punctuate the daily lives of the Lyon and the visitors and promote the meetings and the emotions.

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