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What to see at the Biennale of Contemporary art?

The Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art (Sept. 20 – Jan. 7) host the best of modern artworks in the world. Here are five installations you wouldn’t want to miss.


Student accomodation in Lyon

Our students guide to find accomodation in Lyon

The search for housing is a priority for foreign students. This is Lyon tells you how to find housing for students: many options exist.


Nice properties to sell in Lyon

This Is Lyon has selected some funky apartments, houses and residences for sale in Lyon and around with the help of real estate agents.


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Lyon’s bike-share service Velo’v turns electric

The new Velo’V will be lighter and equipped with an electric motor making it much easier to cope with Lyon’s hilly terrain.

Liquid cats triumph at Ig Nobels

Two researchers from Lyon win parodic Nobel Prize

Two teams from the University of Lyon won an Ig Nobel Prize for their researches about “liquid cats” and “smelling cheese”.

International Students Welcome Desk now open in Lyon

Until October 27 the University of Lyon opens its Students Welcome Desk to help and guide foreign students.

Paris Diary by Laure

Lyon’s most famous painter Jacques Truphémus has died

The most renowned contemporary local artist Jacques Truphémus has died on Friday in Lyon at the age of 95. His paintings focus on classical subjects: portraits, still life, landscapes

Lyon says goodbye to US soccer star Alex Morgan

She’s leaving Olympique Lyonnais after six months for Orlando Pride.

Everything you need to know about short-term rentals

Are you an expatriate? Planning your holiday? Travelling to Lyon for a few days on business? Short-term rental is the ideal solution for you!

“I’m looking forward to being in Lyon”

Chinese filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai is awaited in October for the Lyon Film Festival. He has been set as the recipient of this year’s Prix Lumière.

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