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5 must-do in November

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You chose to learn French in Lyon because you also wanted to discover Lyon and its way of life, didn’t you? After your French courses, experience Lyon as a local with a few suggestions written by Joséphine CHARLET :

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Le Laurencin, try Lyon authentique cuisine

Capital city of French gastronomy, you can try traditional cuisine in the famous “bouchons lyonnais”. You will find plenty of them in the Vieux-Lyon, but sometimes it is a bit expensive. Want to try a Lyonnaiserie at a fair price? Try the Laurencin 15€ menu (starter + main dish + dessert) for a full Lyon experience!

❤️ The quenelle de brochet, a traditionnal dumpling served with a Nantua sauce

Opened everyday from 11.30am-11.30pm
Adress: 24 rue Saint-Jean 69005 Lyon / 04 78 37 97 37
Access: D Line – St Jean Stop / A Line – Cordeliers Stop

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+20 French cities at an affordable price with Ouigo !

Do you plan to visit France while studying at Alliance Française de Lyon ? Check out OUIGO and book your next week-end to Marseille, Paris, Montpellier or Nice. If you’re flexible, you will even have more chance to find a ticket at a reasonable price, generally around  €10 each way. Thanks to this low cost high speed train, you will be able to visit more than +20 French cities.

😉 Not in a rush at all ? Try Ouibus, with even cheaper prices and connections between big city centers (by bus).

Departures and arrivals from Perrache or St Exupery airport stations

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French cafe-concert : « auprès de mon arbre »

Looking for your favourite place in your new hometown ? You just found it ! Everyday, you will find at the ADMA (Auprès de mon Arbre) drinks and finger-food selected among local producers : delicious and at a very fair price. They also offer free access to a wide range of books, board games, and if you’re a musician : piano and guitare !

❤️ Two times a month, the bar organises a French songs’night

Open 7/7 up to 00.45 except on monday and sunday 11pm
Address: 5 rue Burdeau, Lyon 1er

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The Grand Hotel Dieu Cloister : peace in the heart of the city

At the very center of Lyon, in the historical Grand Hotel Dieu (building from the 16th – 17th centuries), you will find an incredibly calm cloister. Enjoy this very serene place, and learn more about the history of this former hospital.

You can also enjoy discovering the newly opened Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie located in this same building, that opened its doors on October, 19th. Combine serenity and greedinees !

In love with this place ? Download the app : don’t miss any event happening at Grand Hotel Dieu !

Access: Metro A and D lines, stoping at Bellecour

(c) Krome Galerie / Lyon Tourisme et Congrès

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A night (or a day) at the Opera with Opera Underground

If the Opera can be considered an art everyone can’t afford, the Opera de Lyon offers a programmation suitable to any taste and budget ! With the Opera Underground cycle, enjoy various performances, free or up to 20€. In november, discover several concerts that will have you travel with its World Music sonorities, watch author documentaries wiht Amphimidi and enjoy the weekly event disques du siècle !

😉 If you are a true opera passionate, the Opera de Lyon offers seats from €10 for students !

Access: Metro A – Hôtel de Ville

(c) Brice Robert / Lyon Tourisme et Congrès