Hello, lyon

Lyon is commonly referred to as the gastronomy capital. In the past, this label was associated with sauces and a petit-bourgeois small-town complex. However, with the arrival of the TGV high-speed train connecting Lyon to Paris and Marseille, as well as the winning streak of Olympique Lyonnais in various League Championships, Lyon underwent a transformation. The city now boasts daring architecture, bustling cafés, and avant-garde exhibitions, ushering in a new era.

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Aquarium Grand Lyon

Aquarium Grand Lyon is a great attraction for families with children. The aquarium has 40 tanks with 5,000 fishes and other sea creatures and is divided into 5 sectors: temperate freshwater, tropical freshwater, sea water, shark pit and 5 senses (where you can stroke some fish and other animals).

Le Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation

Lyon housed the core of the Resistance movement, which fought against the occupying German troops during WWII. Many French Jews were deported from here. Everything is explained at the Centre d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportationand, and there are also pictures from the trial of the Butcher of Lyon, Klaus Barbie.

Parc de la Tête d'Or

Stroll around at the largest park in France that can be found in the heart of Lyon. This is a great place for the whole family, where you can enjoy the zoological park, which includes 1,000 animals, including birds, reptiles, chimpanzees, Atlas lions, European brown bears, giraffes, Indian elephants and much more. In addition there is also a botanical garden with 15,000 plants as well as a rose garden.

Musée d’Art Contemporain

This fantastic museum is situated on the border of the Park de la Tête d’Or, adjacent to the newly built Congress Center by Renzo Piano. It regularly beats Paris by gaining sole rights to any Andy Warhol exhibition. Next to the Museum, Renzo Piano’s 3,000 seat amphitheater is worth a visit by itself. One of the most audacious architectural juxtapositions: business, arts and leisure activities, all succeed in mingling together in the same living area.

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