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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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Cool Things to Do in Lyon For Christmas

Here’s a list of 10 fun things to do friends and families can do to keep the holiday spirit alive.

La Grande Odyssée 2018, A Festive Nature Break in the French Alps

The Ultimate high-altitude sled dog stage race kicks off in Samoens on January the 13 th.

Da Break - Music video made in Lyon

Da Break: Music Made in Lyon

Here’s DA BREAK’s first music video “100% made in Lyon”!
Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Aulas and his Lyon Odyssey - Part I

How Lyon Had Become a True Football City

Love him or hate him, Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas is one of the most successful and influential figures in the French game.

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.

Travellers will be able to use their phone in Lyon’s Metro in 2019

Commuting on the Lyon Metro could soon become a bit more bearable.

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 €.

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.

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