About Lyon

ICCBR 2012 will take place in the beautiful city of Lyon (France).

A video presentation of the main assets of the city of Lyon can be found on the Greater Lyon website for download.

Sightseeing in Lyon

Lyon is a renowned cultural city. The main sights include:

  • The Roman theatres on the Fourviere hill, together with a very nice Roman museum inside the hill.
  • The Old Lyon with its late Gothic and Renaissance buildings, the St-John cathedral, and its narrow pedestrian streets.
  • The Fourviere basilica on top of the hill, with its Disney-movie-like exterior, its rich interior decorations and its dominating view on the city.
  • The “traboules”, a kind of public indoor passageway between streets in the Old Lyon and Croix-Rousse districts.
  • The twelfth-century austere Romanesque St-Martin-d'Ainay basilica (north of Perrache trainstation).
  • The Rhone left bank, a very nice walk ranging from the southernmost part of the city to the northern Parc de la Tete-d'Or and beyond.
  • The Place des Terreaux (Hotel de Ville metro station), on which are situated the city hall and the Palais St-Pierre which houses a large museum and a very refreshing public garden.
  • The Opera building, near the Place des Terreaux.
  • The Parc de la Tete d'Or, near the campus.


On the map below, you will find Lyon Points Of Interest:

  • In red: restaurants
  • In blue: pubs
  • In green: sightseeing
  • In yellow: shopping



View Lyon Points Of Interest in a larger map

Useful iPhone/Android apps for Lyon

  • Lyon Metro: for the public transportation (TCL) in Lyon including Metro, Tramway and Buses.
  • SNCF Direct: for the trains in France
  • Fly'on: for the Airport of Lyon
  • AroundMe: For the services around us like banks, restaurants, bars, hospitals, etc
  • allbikesnow and velov: For the Bikes in Lyon (Velov)
  • Info-trafic Grand Lyon: For the traffic of bikes and cars in Lyon
  • Lyon Guide de voyage: A tourism guide for Lyon

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