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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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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.

Walk along the Rhône

There are over 5 km of walkways along the Rhône for leisure and enjoyment. Here you will find lawns, outdoor cafés, deckchairs, pools, barges, concerts and restaurants. For the more athletically inclined, a cycling track, a roller park and a fitness circuit is provided.

Institut Lumière

The Institut Lumière is located in Monplasir, the historic district of Lyon. This is where the Lumière brothers invented the Cinématographe and also where they made history by making the first film in 1895. The four-level Lumière Museum allows you to discover the extraordinary inventions of the Lumière brothers, and within the Hangar Prime-Film there are daily movie screenings.

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