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Lyon is the second largest city in France. It is located between Paris and Marseille.

The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France. It has a significant role in the history of cinema due to Auguste and Louis Lumière.

December 8 each year is marked by the Festival of Lights (la Fête des lumières), a celebration of thanks to the Virgin Mary, who purportedly saved the city from a deadly plague in the Middle Ages. During the event, the local population places candles (lumignons) at their windows and the city of Lyon organizes impressive large-scale light shows onto the sides of important Lyonnais monuments, such as the medieval Cathédrale St-Jean. This year, the celebration will be held from December 8 to 11. Further information on the dedicated website.

To come in plane. Lyon has an international airport called Saint Exupéry. You will need to take the train shuttle (30 minutes) called Rhône Express to Part-Dieu and then the streetcar (called Tramway in France) line T1 or T4  (15 minutes) from Gare Part-Dieu and stop at La Doua-Université Lyon1 (TCL website or simplified pdf map of Tramways) .

To come in train. The Part-Dieu train station is only 15 minutes from the workshop location. Take the line T1 or T4 of the streetcar (Tramway) from Gare Part-Dieu and stop at La Doua-Université Lyon1 (TCL website or simplified pdf map of Tramways).



Université  Lyon 1

The workshop will be held at the Université Lyon1. The campus is located in Villeurbanne city, a close suburb of Lyon. Talks will be given in the Computer Science Department  located in the Nautibus building.


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