Lyon Exploration!

Participants of the LSU CoAD in Paris Program had a wonderful afternoon in Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, while they were rupturing back from the Couvent de la Tourette. It was a great afternoon. Students explored the Lyon which sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers with mentionable historical and contemporary architecture as well.

Our students visitedPlace des Terreaux. The Place des Terreaux is a square located in the center of Lyon, France on the Presqu’île between the Rhône and the Saône, at the foot of the hill of La Croix-Rousse in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon. The square belongs to the zone classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Photo by Natalie Jenkins.

Lyon, a city of natural beauty has Parks, gardens, green open spaces, and embankments: in each district, natural areas have been preserved to give people somewhere pleasant to go for a walk, ride a bike, relax, read a book, or chat. Students explored many beautiful natural spaces during their exploration.

The banks of the Saône also provide a delightful walkway for pedestrians, punctuated by contemporary works of art.

An amazing experience is observed by the students while visiting Lyon. Photo by Shane Boone.

Photo by Taylor Saxena.

They explored the traditional food of Lyon. Photo by Caroline Scheuermann.

Some of our students also visited Lyon’s contemporary architectural example to boost their experience. The Cube Orange was built on the banks of the Saône River near the confluence of the latter with the Rhone in Lyon, France. This flagship project will help boost the old river port city, an old industrial area of ​​warehouses and docks. Photo by Nusrat Sultana.

Some of our students explored The Musée des Confluences which is a science center and anthropology museum. The amazing beautiful architectural space of the museum is captured by Natalie  Jenkins.

Another beautiful example of Lyon’s contemporary architecture’s example: Euro News Building. The building envelope is made up of light and a largely glazed facade, lined with a monochrome perforated aluminum mesh with irregular perforations. It forms a double permeable skin which sets the scene for the play of light inside and enriches the points of view towards the outside. Photo by Nusrat Sultana.

One of our students captured the view of Lyon’s City Hall. The Hôtel de Ville de Lyon is the city hall of the City of Lyon and one of the largest historic buildings in the city, located between the Place des Terreaux and the Place de la Comédie, in front of the Opera Nouvel. Photo by Samuel Methvin.

Some of our students visited The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. It is a minor basilica in Lyon. It was built with private funds between 1872 and 1896 in a dominant position overlooking the city. The site it occupies was once the Roman forum of Trajan, the forum vetus, thus its name. Photo by Nusrat Sultana.

A wonderful afternoon was experienced by the participants of the LSU CoAD in Paris Program.