Lyon: A tale of four districts

The city of Lyon's neighbourhoods range from the historic, to the modern to the cultural. C&IT checks out four areas in the city.

Le quartier de la Presqu'ile: Bounded by South Franklin Street, the district of Ainay and its abbey includes Haberdasher Street, with buildings dating back to the 15th and 16th century. The street is now known for its many restaurants, while Rue de la Republique is the main shopping street of the city. 

Le quartier du Vieux Lyon: This district contains many famous sties, including La Maison Turqet, the oldest house in Lyon, dating back to 1524, La Maison Dugas and L'Hotel du Gouvernement. 

Le quartier des gratte-ciel: Often described as a modernist Utopia, this area consists of 1450 accommodation units and shops and makes for an interesting tour - the area was planned around social housing. 

Cite Internationale: Art is an integral part of this district, known as International City, and the area includes congress centres and hotels, including Palais des Congres & Amphiteatre, the Hilton hotel and Hotel de la Cite Concorde. 

Visit C&IT's Lyon Destination Guide here

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in

Bright lights, big city: A three-day immersive event in Shanghai

Bright lights, big city: A three-day immersive event in Shanghai

BCD Meetings & Events organised a conference for the APAC leadership team of a lighting manufacturer.

How to prevent video-conference fatigue

How to prevent video-conference fatigue

All Zoomed-out and WebEx-hausted? Here's some advice from the president of the International Association of Speakers Bureaus.

LIVE UPDATES: Berlin to allow outdoor events for 500 people from 16 June

LIVE UPDATES: Berlin to allow outdoor events for 500 people from 16 June

Find out which countries are on partial or national lockdown, what travel restrictions are in place and what size gatherings are allowed.

'Being bold involves risk and that’s OK'

'Being bold involves risk and that’s OK'

Creative director Robert Dunsmore says drive-in cinemas are a great example of repurposing old ideas to meet new challenges.

Maintaining two-metre rule when returning to work will be 'impossible'

Maintaining two-metre rule when returning to work will be 'impossible'

Guidance from health and safety body advises employers to assess risks to wellbeing as well as virus transmission when bringing employees back.

Nearly two thirds of event planners expect live events to return this year

Nearly two thirds of event planners expect live events to return this year

Most event companies will be running just a quarter of events planned for 2020, finds research by Global DMC Partners.

Freeman APAC appoints new head of creative services

Freeman APAC appoints new head of creative services

The award-winning creative will lead the agency’s experiential campaigns for the Asia Pacific region.

5 bad leadership habits to avoid when managing a team remotely

5 bad leadership habits to avoid when managing a team remotely

Don't let certain behaviours slip into your leadership style unchecked, says CEO of Authentic Change Solutions.

How to take your events outdoors

How to take your events outdoors

MD of Gazeboshop explains how to make the most of outdoor facilities and comply with social distancing.

How coronavirus will affect financing in the hospitality sector

How coronavirus will affect financing in the hospitality sector

The best course of action for any borrower is to find out what flexibility there is, says legal expert James Stripe.