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Students from the nearby university come to this park in summer to revise their studies or talk in the shade of the oaks and even to nap on the lawn in the company of the squirrels and rabbits that roam freely here. Parilly Park, situated between the athletics stadium and the racecourse, is a good place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city and is popular with joggers who follow a specially adapted itinerary. Unfortunately the main roads nearby are a constant reminder that civilisation is not far away.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
The cold stone structure of the Fort de Bron attracts a number of war historians and architecture buffs to its doors. One of Bron's most distinct landmarks, the fort was built to contain French artillery and protect them against foreign attacks. Now maintained by local jurisdiction, the fort serves as a museum with its exhibits telling of the history of military in the country. It also is the venue for a number of art and photography exhibitions that continue the war stories.
The Grande Mosquée de Lyon was conceived by the Ballandras and Mirabeau of Lyon and was mainly funded by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and by other Muslim countries. Opened in September 1994, the mosque responded to its critics with a mix of discretion and occidental modernity. The Persian arcs of the façade, the minaret which is 25 meters (82 feet) high and the white dome mounted on a crescent are the most apparent exterior elements, but it is on the inside where you can see the real architectural dexterity. The entrance patio is covered by a glass pyramid supported by 230 columns. A mezzanine level was fitted in the prayer room for the women, which overhangs the mihrab showing the direction of Mecca. The mihrab is decorated with a blue mosaic saying the famous verse "there is no other God than God and Mohammed is his prophet". The mosque also has a documentation center.
Place du Général André is mainly a market area and a complete hub for consumer products shopping. This bustling street attracts a major crowd of locals and tourists during the annual event, Marché Products Manufacturés Général André. Besides shopping, you can also walk along the street enjoying people-watching.
The 'Parc Chambovet', located just between Bron and Lyon's 3rd arrondissement, has an immense space of grasslands stretching over 58000 m2 (ideal for picnics and spur of the moment football matches), as well as jungle gyms for children and a more traditional public garden. It's close to the medical centre, and is the perfect place to reinvigorate yourself every day of the week.
Modern churches are rare in the centre of Lyons compared with the neo-classic, neo-gothic and medieval edifices. The church of Saint-Jean-Apôtre, constructed in the sixties by the architect A. Chomel, is therefore a rare example in this quartier des Etats-Unis modified in the 20th century. The building materials(concrete and stone) are definitely modern and encourage innovative forms: the polygonal edifice and its round roof don't go unnoticed! Chomel has created an original church but he has also shown that he knew how to use sober materials and architecture, which help people to meditate without showing any exterior signs of richness.
Place du Château may not be an important landmark in Lyon, but it gets famous during the annual food market event, Marché Alimentaire Château de Montchat. During this event, the Place du Château gets crowded by the localities who come here for the freshest food products. Apart from this, there are quite a few shops to carry out your daily shopping.
In 1905 Edouard Herriot, the mayor of Lyon, named Tony Garnier as the town's official architect. He had very specific theories about architecture (see Halle Tony Garnier) and imagined a Utopian self-sufficient city (with its own housing, factories, schools, a sports stadium). There are 3 blocks of flats at 1 rue Serpollières that represent the original plan of 1925, but unfortunately budget restrictions forced Tony Garnier to cut back on open spaces and increase the surface area and the number of floors in the buildings (1928-1935). The residents of this district have joined up with local artists and contributed to the rehabilitation of the city by creating 24 frescoes of working-class life in the 19th century as well as Tony Garnier's designs for his utopian city. A show flat from the 1930's is open for public viewing (enquire at Tony Garnier museum, 8 rue Serpollières).
Place Henri is popular among shoppers for more than one reasons. The area is flanked by several shops and malls on its both sides and also hosts a weekly organic market (Marché biologique place Henri) which is when it is most crowded. Marked by wide streets, this place is known to offer everything there is on a shopper's list.
This cemetery in Lyon is of great historical significance. It dates back to the early 19th century and has the tombs and graves of some well-known personalities like the local business barons and others. But do consider it in your itinerary when in Lyon. Call for timings.
A visit to the finely-appointed Place Ambroise Courtois often means an opportunity to do some shopping, whether it be for groceries, odds and ends, or books. The square is adjacent to Institut Lumière and its peaceful garden.