LyonLyon is the second largest city in France. It is located between Paris and Marseille.
HistoryThe city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France. It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumière.
dec, 8thDecember 8 each year is marked by the Festival of Lights (la Fête des lumières), a celebration of thanks to the Virgin Mary, who purportedly saved the city from a deadly plague in the Middle Ages. During the event, the local population places candles (lumignons) at their windows and the city of Lyon organizes impressive large-scale light shows onto the sides of important Lyonnais monuments, such as the medieval Cathédrale St-Jean. This year, the celebration will be held from december 8 to 11 just after the workshop. Further information on the dedicated website.
Claude Bernard Lyon 1 UniversityThe workshop will be held at the Claude Bernard University. The campus is located in Villeurbanne city, a close suburb of Lyon. Talks will be given at the library amphitheatre.
How to come ?
PlaneLyon has an international airport called Saint Exupéry. You will need to take the train shuttle (30 minutes) called Rhône Express to Part-Dieu and then the streetcar (called Tramway in France) line T1 (15 minutes) from Gare Part-Dieu to La Doua Gaston Berger (pdf map).
TrainThe Part-Dieu train station is only 15 minutes from the workshop location. Take the line T1 of the streetcar (Tramway) from Gare Part-Dieu to La Doua Gaston Berger.
OtherThe only thing I can give you is the map !
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