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Lyon is a city to discover.
IN OR NEAR LA CITE INTERNATIONALE
The Cité Internationale, where the conference takes place is very close by the Tête d'Or Park which is one of France's largest urban parks, covering a total of 105 hectares including 17 hectares of lakes .... This park is situated in the very heart of the city and the locals love coming here to relax and unwind.
It is well known for its magnificent international rose garden and for the France's leading botanical garden with more than 20,000 varieties. Finally, the locals come here for the huge African plain where zebras, giraffes, antelopes, lions and other rare species roam free in a special 3 hectare area.
Created in 1984, the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon (Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon) moved to the Cité Internationale in December 1995 to a building specially designed by Renzo Piano. The museum boasts three floors of exhibition space and a total surface area of 2,800 m2. Thanks to its fully modular interior, the exhibition space can be transformed with each new artistic project. A new museum reopens for each exhibition!
The museum shows current national and international artists. Exhibitions, often co-produced with international institutions, focus on all forms of modernity.
Old Lyon and its traboules (these shortcuts in the form of internal passage allow to communicate from a street to the other one by crossing one or several buildings and run), the new Museum of Confluences, traboules of the Croix Rousse hill and the silk, the Fourviere Basilica, roman theater of Fourviere …
427 ha, that is 10% of the City of Lyon has been classified UNESCO World Heritage on December 5th 1988.
You will find the description of the numerous treasures of Lyon on the following link