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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”.

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.

Rhone: A gang was arrested for stealing more than 900 parcels

Rhone: A gang was arrested for stealing more than 900 parcels

Six people, aged 16 to 32 years, were arrested late last week in Saint-Priest near Lyon for having stolen and hidden then 925 parcels.

Fekir nets as Lyon edge Guingamp

Olympique Lyonnais 2 – 1 EA Guingamp 

Nabil Fekir got the winner as Olympique Lyonnais ground out a 2-1 victory over EA Guingamp at the Groupama Stadium to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign. 

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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

Shots fired and police make arrests during security operation in France

Video: Shots fired and 11 suspects arrested during police operation in Lyon

According to Le Progres, officers from the RAID national police service attended the scene on Montesquieu Street in the 7th Arrondisement of Lyon this Friday morning. Shots were fire during the incident which reportedly happened at a metro station. The suspects were said to have taken refuge in a local community. At 9:10 […] Click […]

Lyon says goodbye to US soccer star Alex Morgan

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

Who will be the new leaders of Lyon?

Socialist mayor of Lyon since 2001,Gérard Collomb is set to leave his office since he has become Home Office Minister under Macron’s new presidency. But who will replace him?

“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.

When an Albanian chef meets French Cuisine

For the Refugee Food Festival on June 17, chef Xavier Radojewski of Ravigote restaurant in Lyon shares his kitchens with Armand Hasanpapaj, a young cook from Albania.

Nuits sonores music festival gathered 140.000 people on 6 days in Lyon.

It is ten times more than at the first edition in 2003. The sixteenth edition of Nuits sonores will take place from Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 May 2018.

Win your Free Ticket to the Contemporary Art Museum

This Is Lyon is offering you the chance to win free tickets to the exhibition “Los Angeles, a Fiction” currently showing at Lyon’s Contemporary Art Museum.

Macron VS Le Pen – The Battle over Europe

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are both promising a break from traditional politics. But what could Sunday’s vote mean for the outside world?

The first Drone FPV Racing World Cup in Lyon

Around 70 drones will this weekend (April 29th-30th) take part in a thrilling stage of the World Drone Racing FPV World Cup in Lyon-France.

Macron tops Lyon, Le Pen far behind

In Lyon, city led by socialist mayor Gérard Collomb, one of Macron’s first supporter, Emmanuel Macron obtained 30.31% of the votes on Sunday.

Art Flows to Lyon in a Floating World

The 14th edition of the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lyon takes place from September 20th 2017 to January 7th 2018 and is curated by Emma Lavigne

Jazz at Vienne pays tribute to John Coltrane

Jazz at Vienne Festival pays homage to John Coltrane with a special concert featuring three artists who carry the torch of the iconic saxophonist.

Lyon, The New Capital of Craft Beers and Micro-Brewery

Urban, crafted and locally produced beers has become more and more trendy in Lyon. This Is Lyon has opened for you a few bottles of some good local beers.

California Surf comes to Lyon at Nuits de Fourvière summer festival

This years prestigious Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival in Lyon’s ancient Gallo-Roman amphitheatre welcomes Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson.

Fears for Erasmus scheme after Brexit

The Erasmus scheme is celebrating its 30th birthday, but could Brexit mean the party is over for thousands of students? James Edgar reports from Lyon.

Eight Things You Need To Know About The French Elections

The French elections are fast approaching. Here is our guide of what you need to know.

A closer look at the Nuits Sonores music festival

The Nuits Sonores, 2017 night program, was recently revealed, allowing music lovers to explore what this 15th-anniversary edition has to offer.

Exhibition: Lyon looks to Los Angeles

How about visiting Los Angeles without leaving Lyon? Get yourself over to the Museum of Contemporary Art.

When Lyon becomes the European Capital of Crime

The Quais du Polar which takes place every year in Lyon (Friday March 31st to Sunday April 2nd 2017) is an internationally recognised festival which brings together celebrated authors from around the world

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