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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.

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.

New manager Remi Garde aims to bring Lyon's attacking style to Montreal

Football: Former Lyon manager Remi Garde joins Montreal Impact

Former Olympique Lyonnais midfielder want to transmit Lyon’s goalscoring philosophy to Montreal Major League Soccer team.

No regrets for Fekir after provocative celebration in Lyon's derby triumph

No regrets for Fekir after provocative celebration in Lyon’s derby triumph

Saint-Etienne supporters invaded the pitch against Lyon as Nabil Fekir celebrated the visitors’ fifth goal, but the player had no regrets.

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.

New-look Lyon shaking things up as they lead the French Top 14

New-look Lyon shaking things up as they lead the French Top 14

Now Lyon have won their last four games and rugby in France’s third largest city is about to take off.

Wong Kar-Wai Feted at Thierry Fremaux's Lyon Lumiere Festival

Wong Kar-Wai Feted at Lyon Lumiere Festival

The ‘In the Mood for Love’ director received a career honor at the fest.

In Lyon, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region takes over the reins of the Museum of Fabrics

After three years under threat of a definitive closure, the museum is now out of danger.

10-year-old boy in Lyon hospital with rabies infection

10-year-old boy in Lyon hospital with rabies infection

The Institut Pasteur confirmed that the boy had been infected by a viral strain of the disease after being bitten in August.

Lyon go top after Stade Francais beat Montpellier

Rugby: Lyon go top after Stade Francais beat Montpellier

Lyon LOU Rugby took over as Top 14 leaders for the first time with a 25-6 win at Agen after Stade Francais beat big-spending Montpellier 31-20 on Saturday. France veteran Frederic Michalak kicked 10 points.

Vote for This is Lyon at the OnlyLyon awards

This Is Lyon and its contributor Jon Chinn have been nominated for the OnlyLyon Stars and Heroes Awards in the category « Love Lyon ». You can vote for us until October 1st.

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. 

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

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.

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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.

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