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Avenue Jean-Jaurès is the longest road that runs through the entire 7th arrondissement of Lyon city. 4100 meters in length, the avenue is quite green, thanks to the sevral parks it is home to. It hosts the Marché produits manufacturés Guichard', 'Marché alimentaire Gerland' and 'Marché produits manufacturés Gerland' at a regular basis. It is frequently visited by locals and tourists for the local specialty goods offered here.
Jardins de l'Elac is a serene park located in the southern suburbs of Lyon. The garden is adorned with beautiful trees belonging to various exotic species. What's more, the tranquil ambiance of the garden makes it a frequent destination for several nature lovers as well as those coming for a relaxing stroll. Besides that, the Jardins de l'Elac is also a bustling zone for concerts, gigs and live musicals. If you wish to check out the performance of a local star, do visit the Jardins de l'Elac for once.
Place Jean Macé, bisected by Avenue Jean Jaurès, is a bustling, tree-lined square that features many quotidian events like farmers markets, book fairs, flea markets and the like.
Located within Presqu'île, Cours Bayard is situated amongst beautiful edifices that boast of a brilliant history and striking architecture. Cours Bayard is the place where you can shop during the Marché alimentaire Bayard'. The market which is open on Sunday and Thursday mornings, attracts a great number of locals and enthusiastic tourists who wish to shop for some fresh local produce. Call for further details.
Blandine was a saint of the first Christian community of Lyon, martyred with 40 other Christians in 177 CE. The church of Sainte Blandine today is at the heart of an active neighborhood, near a train station and a market.
Gerland is a district full of pharmaceutical laboratories and few open spaces except this one on the banks of the Rhône between the "cité scolaire internationale" and the Avenue Leclerc (on the other side of Pasteur bridge). It's nice for riverside walks or for cycling as the cycle tracks go right along the Rhone to Tête d'Or park and children can have fun in the playground.
Cours de Verdun is a busy and famous street in the 2nd arrondisement of Lyon. The street has become famous due to its proximity to famed tourist destinations such as the Basilique Saint-Martin d'Ainay, the Musee des Confluences and the Eglise Saint-Bonaventure. Besides the churches and museums, it also offers ample opportunities to shop at the boutiques that line-up the street.
At the end of the XIX century (1876-1898), Abraham Hirsch designed and supervised the construction on the left bank of the Rhône of the two buildings which were to house the faculties of pharmacy and medicine. The sober, neoclassical style and the layout of the buildings are reminiscent of the prestigious Hôtel Dieu which Soufflot developed not far away on the right bank! Each of these buildings has a façade suited to the flow of the river as well as a central dome shaped building ! Well, does that remind you of anything? These two buildings nowadays form part of the universities of Lyons2 and Lyons3. A sad incident recently destroyed the major part of these two buildings (16-18 quai C. Bernard): on the 13th of June 1999, a fire destroyed the dome and the floors of the central building which housed the university library! A consider able loss since only part of the original stock was saved. Over 200000 works from the XIX-XX century were lost forever.
The wide, open space of Place Carnot in Perrache provides a welcome respite from the hubbub of city life, although the square is know for having a farmer's market or two.
The view from the panoramic bar at the Hôtel Sofitel may not be as breathtaking as the one from the Crédit Lyonnais tower or the basilique de Fourvière, just as the tour métallique cannot compare to the Eiffel tower. But if you want a quiet drink in a well-known, comfortable bar and enjoy the view of Lyons by night, this is the place to go!
Known for hosting St Louis Food Market ( Marché alimentaire Place St Louis ), the Place Saint Louis is a popular landmark. With several metro stations situated nearby, it is no wonder that this place is easily accessible by the locals and the tourists. The food market held here, offers everything from vegetables, fruits to meat and fish.
The Basilique Saint-Martin d'Ainay is a Romanesque church in Lyon. The church was founded on 29th January 1107 and was named after St.Martin by the pope Paschal II. The building is amazing and aesthetically constructed and worth a site.