French Art of Living
Lyon, City of Gastronomy:
Lyon is famous all over the world for the art of fine living. With many Michelin-star restaurants, famous chefs, typical “bouchon” restaurants, café bistros and avant-gardist dining experiences: whatever your taste, there’s something for you. Such flavors and colors can also be found throughout the open-air markets or in the Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, a covered market with permanent stalls where famous chefs stock up.
Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site:
With a rich history spanning 2,000 years, the city has a remarkable architectural heritage. Spreading eastward over the centuries, without building over existing sites, the city has 500 hectares in the heart of town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Across its various districts, Lyon exhibits a wide range of architecture, from the Roman vestiges in the Fourvière district to the “traboule” passageways of the Vieux-Lyon Renaissance district, the stylish peninsula between the Rhône and Saône rivers, as well as the contemporary projects of Renzo Piano (Cité Internationale), Jean Nouvel (Opera House) and Santiago Calatrava (the TGV train station at Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport).
Lyon, city of events:
Throughout the year, Lyon is alive with many events. Some of the most famous include the Festival of Lights, the Contemporary Art Biennale, the Dance Biennale, the Nuits Sonores (electronic music festival), the Nuits de Fourvière performing arts festival, the Quais du Polar crime fiction festival and the Greater Lyon Film Festival, all of which attract millions of visitors each year. Events, shows, concerts, exhibitions and festivals are daily occurrences for those who visit and live in Lyon, who thrive on encounters and emotions.
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