SASO 2012

Sixth IEEE International Conference
on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems

Lyon, France; 10-14 September 2012





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Lyon and surrounding area attractions

Post address:

Office du Tourisme et des Congrès du Grand Lyon
Place Bellecour - BP 2254
69214 Lyon cedex 02
(Subway line A/D “Bellecour”)

Opening hours: The Tourism Office is open 7/7, from 9 am to 6 pm
Telephone: +33 (0)4 72 77 69 69

http://www.en.lyon- (City of Lyon official web site)

Culture in Lyon

The City of Lyon has a multitude of facilities to guarantee an intense cultural life: some thirty museums house permanent collections and frequent temporary exhibitions, contributing to the cultural and artistic renown of the city; a network of 15 libraries continues to develop, thanks to the recent opening of a specialized media library of the theater arts.

The Dance Theater, attracting troupes and audiences from around the world, is a unique institution in France for the depth and range of dancing performances it offers, be they of French or foreign origin, classical or contemporary.

The city is home to both an Opera Orchestra at the Opera House and a National Orchestra at the Auditorium, whose reputation goes far beyond national borders. The Subsistances complex is a center for artistic creation encouraging cross-disciplinary experimentation, with a focus on new configurations in the performing arts: dance, theater, modern circus.

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Things too see

Lyon is a popular cultural city. The main sights include the Roman theatres on the Fourvière hill, the Old Lyon with its late Gothic and Renaissance buildings, the St-John cathedral, and its narrow pedestrian streets, the Fourvière basilica on top of the hill, with its Disney-movie-like exterior, its rich interior decorations and its dominating view on the city; the “traboules”, a kind of public indoor passageway between streets in the Old Lyon and Croix-Rousse districts; the twelfth-century austere Romanesque St-Martin-d’Ainay basilica (north of Perrache trainstation); the Rhône left bank, a very nice walk ranging from the southernmost part of the city to the northern Parc de la Tête-d’Or and beyond; the Place des Terreaux (Hôtel de Ville metro station), on which are situated the city hall and the Palais St-Pierre which houses a large museum and a very refreshing public garden; the Opera building, near the Place des Terreaux.

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In Lyon, gastronomy is considered an art and this “savoir-faire” is largely due to women and the Mères Lyonnaises. Today the Lyon’s chefs carry the torch of the city’s cuisine ensuring the high quality of its dishes all around the world. The new-generation of budding chefs work to keep this extraordinary culinary reputation alive by lending new flavours to their dishes.

Lyon is truly the gastronomy capital. The city is a reference in culinary art, thanks to its talented chefs who combine tradition and creativity to their dishes.

Internationally renowned chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Pierre Orsi, Guy Lassausaie, Christian Têtedoie as well as Georges Blanc in Vonnas, Philippe Jousse at Chapel à Mionnay, or Pierre Troisgros in Roanne have given root to the reputation of lyonnaise cuisine.

They are now joined by talented chefs such as Nicolas Le Bec, Philippe Gauvreau, Davy Tissot, Mathieu Viannay, Christophe Marguin, Matthieu Fontaine at Château de Bagnols, or Patrick Henriroux of Pyramide à Vienne… only to cite a few !

All these chefs add their personal touch of talent, finesse and imagination to their dishes, enriching Lyon’s culinary heritage. Among new trends seen at the city’s tables are stir-fry dishes, exotic flavours and numerous other dishes from around the world. Grand tables, stunning brassieres and charming inns, all add to the marvellous world of Lyonnaise cuisine that combines tradition and ingenuity.

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