Thematic program: Mathematical Biology

March 4 - June 14, 2013
Lyon, France

Visitor's information > Welcome to Lyon

A very nice opportunity to discover the city and the history of Lyon!


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 Founded by the Romans in 43 BC, Lyon - Lugdunum in the Antiquity - has preserved an important Roman heritage like the Amphiteatre of the Three Gauls.

Birthplace of Christianity in France, the city is overhung by the majestic Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière like the Sacré Coeur in Paris. Every year, around december 8, the city expresses gratitude toward Mary, mother of Jesus, during a festival of lights, see the pictures on top.

Lyon is also the birthplace of the cinema, invented by Auguste and Louis Lumière.

Rich of its history, Lyon has a lot of museums and monuments. It is an important place of French gastronomy as well, with a lot of awarded chiefs cook and restaurants.

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