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Expat of the Week #2 : Ian, from England

Every week, This Is Lyon interviews a member of the English speaking community. Here’s Ian from England. Discover his good tips and cool adresses.

The faces you see in Museums

Our English contributor Martin is reviewing the exhibition of Henri Matisse’s drawings at the Musee des Beaux Arts of Lyon. A story of famous bearded faces.

Lyon, a city of peace, love and understanding.

For our English contributor Simon, Lyon is “one of the best examples of people just simply getting along with each other”.

Music festival Nuits Sonores celebrates its 15th edition

Electronic music festival Nuits Sonores will take place from the 24th to the 28th of May 2017 in Lyon.

25 Reasons to Choose Lyon Over Paris In Pictures

So this time I will not say that much but I will show more…MY TOP 25 REASONS TO CHOOSE LYON OVER PARIS in pictures!

Why we love Lyon !

Why Lyonnais love Lyon: Here we share our favourite things about the city we call home

Lyon Festival of Lights: programme 2016


"La Fête des Lumières de Lyon" is back

From the 8th to the 10th of December 2016, Lyon will host the “Fete des Lumières”, a traditional and spectacular illumination of the city’s heritage. Although this year the atmosphere will be rather particular due to security concerns brought about by the terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, the festival will still be a feast for your eyes. With our choice of the best illuminations and advice you’re sure to have a great time!

Place Bellecour, brimming with ideas

What better way to transform the giant screen found slap bang in the middle into a fairground.

Place des Terreaux and Hôtel de Ville

A contemporary theme: the climate and its repercussions.

A forest of light, Place Pradel

Next to the Opera and City Hall, place Louis-Pradel takes on a vegetal appearance this year with Arboré’lum.

Made in China, rue de la République

For the light display which tiptoes along the backbone of central Lyon, the Festival of Lights has got together with the Chinese city of Zidong