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Big White Balloons in Lyon’s Place Des Terreaux

Big White Balloons in Lyon’s Place Des Terreaux January 31, 2011 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Anyone walking through Lyon’s central Place des Terreaux might be wondering what all those big white balloons are all about (see photo). I certainly wondered when I saw them there last week; filling up the square like big white beach balls floating out at sea. The artist probably wouldn’t...

A Major Retrospective Of Alfred Hitchcock At Lyon’s Institut Lumière

A Major Retrospective Of Alfred Hitchcock At Lyon’s Institut Lumière January 14, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Marking the release of the book “Alfred Hitchcock : une vie d’ombres et de lumière” (a life of shadows and light), by Patrick McGilligan, Lyon’s Institut Lumière will be hosting a major retrospective of Hitchcock’s work. From his silent films to his box office hits, the institute...

Visiting Father Christmas in Lyon

Visiting Father Christmas in Lyon December 17, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you’re not sure where to find Father Christmas in Lyon, he’s visiting the Marché de noël de Lyon, and will be gracing the market with his presence on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday-  from 4pm to 8pm – and on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 8pm. So don’t...

Friday Photo: Only Lyon At Place Bellecour

Friday Photo: Only Lyon At Place Bellecour August 13, 2010 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
You’ve had your photo taken at some of Lyon’s iconic tourist spots; Basilique de Fourvière, Parc de la Tête d’Or, Traboules St-Jean, Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and next to the River Rhône, but don’t miss the chance to have your picture taken at Lyon’s temporary ‘Only...

Things To See And Do At Lyon’s Parc De La Tête D’Or

Things To See And Do At Lyon’s Parc De La Tête D’Or August 5, 2010 | free, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I often mention the charm of  Parc de la Tête d’Or on Lyon’s Local Flavor, but it occurred to me that a little bit of elaboration – and an additional helping of pictures – wouldn’t go amiss in conveying the complete pretty picture. The park is rated by many as being the...

Following Lyon’s River Saône And Rhône…..From The Sky!

Following Lyon’s River Saône And Rhône…..From The Sky! July 22, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It’s not every day I get the opportunity to fly around Lyon in a little four-seater aeroplane, but that’s just the luck I chanced upon a couple of weeks ago when a friend –  pilot extraordinaire Jean-Claude Porquet – asked me to join him on a flight around our lovely Lyon. Of...

Friday Photo: Lyon’s Pont de la Guillotière

Friday Photo: Lyon’s Pont de la Guillotière July 9, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Located at the point of entrance to Lyon’s World Heritage Presqu’Île , a traditional carousel is positioned on the gangway that leads onto the Pont de la Guillotière bridge; a great spot for viewing Rhône river life and the distant hillside attractions of Basilique de Fourvière and the Tour Métallique. Photo...

Lyon’s River Life on the ‘Berges du Rhône’

Lyon’s River Life on the ‘Berges du Rhône’ July 1, 2010 | Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
A walk along the Berges du Rhône is an activity undertaken by all who visit Lyon. Even if you don’t want to, through fear of rivers or something of the sort, it’s pretty unavoidable, as the grand Rhône cuts right through a large proportion of Lyon, and directly through the city centre. But why...

Impressions from the 2010 Fête de la Musique in Lyon

Impressions from the 2010 Fête de la Musique in Lyon June 25, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This week saw France’s nationwide Fête de la Musique 2010 celebrated throughout the country on what was a glorious summer solstice day. In our lovely Lyon, the annual festival ignited a rocking street-bound extravaganza of diverse rhythms that spread across the city for the entirety of 2010’s...

Visiting Lyon with Kids

Visiting Lyon with Kids June 25, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The summer holidays are nearly upon us, which means families travelling to Lyon for the summer break are likely to be planning ahead to ensure the little ones – and the not so little ones – are sufficiently catered for while visiting the city. Here at NileGuide Lyon, we’ve thought ahead, and...