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All you need to know about Lyon Festival of Lights

Between the 7th and 10th December, Lyon will host its traditional “Fêtes des Lumières”, seeing the city light up with over 70 illuminations. Read our guide…

How to Visit Lyon in Two Days?

This is Lyon has whipped up a 2-day tour of Lyon to leave you veritably dumbstruck. Follow our guide…

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.

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Medieval treasure unearthed at the Abbey of Cluny

Exceptional Medieval treasure discovered by archeologists and students from Lyon

Researchers from the Universite Lumiere Lyon discovered 2.000 gold and silver coins from the 12th century during a dig at the Abbey of Cluny (90km from Lyon).

Ancient Skeleton Of Mammoth On Sale At Auction In Lyon

The world’s largest privately-owned woolly mammoth skeleton is going on sale at Lyon Aguttes auction on December 16th. Estimated price: 450.000 €.

Ex-France World Cup player leaves Lyon, set to join Montreal Impact staff

Ex-France World Cup player Joël Bats leaves Lyon

Olympic Lyonnais announced that goalkeeping coach and former France international Joël Bats will be leaving the club to join the Montreal Impact.

Lyon Welcomes its First Chinese Food Week

It was time for the Chinese Food Week, created in Paris in 2014, to come to Lyon (November 14th to 24th)

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional contract calls for 40% cut in delays

New measures to cut down on train delays between Lyon and Saint-Etienne

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and French National Railways (SNCF) signed a new operating contract for TER regional services setting ambitious targets to cut delays.

The Erasmus Student Network Lyon has a new president

Mélanie Verdet is the new president of the ESN Lyon. Our contributor Valerio met her to talk about her work.

MUSCO, Lyon’s First Chocolate Museum

Lyon’s Chocolate maker Richard Sève has just opened a museum in a brand-new factory located in Limonest.

My best places for a good Italian pizza in Lyon

Lyon’s attachment to gastronomy and Italian food is well known. Find here my best pizzas places of Lyon

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.

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