Monday, July 19, 2010


The conference I attended in Lyon was very busy. I met a number of interesting people and we spoke mainly about work. The conference centre (Cité Internationale) is located in beautiful surroundings and is encircled by the Rhône river on the one side and a huge park (Parc de la Tête d'Or) on the other side . The city architecture is a mixture of old and modern buildings and the public transport is excellent with subway connections, electrical trolley busses and trams to everywhere you want to go. The conference package did include a 5 day transport ticket that you could use on all the public transport, which was very useful. Conference activities continued to 20hoo which left only a few hours to explore. However, since the sun set quite late this time of the year I could squeeze a few things in. The one evening we went for a glass of wine on a restaurant ship anchored in the Rhône. The Rhône river has a funny turquoise colour but looks very beautiful in the evening with the lights of the city and the bridges reflecting from it. The conference dinner was at a famous brasserie (Brasserie Georges), which was established in 1836.

Below are a few picks of the river, conference centre and the park:

Rhône River

Cité Internationale Conference centre:

Parc de la Tête d'Or:

Park with conference centre in background:


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