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This popular horse racing track was inaugurated in 1965 at the heart of the Parc départemental de Parilly. Hippodrome de Bron-Parilly offers all of the excitement and thrill that the cherished tradition of world-class horse racing can offer. The track has 5,000 seats and space for 15,000 standing. For admission fee and other details, log on to the website.
Kart'in features massive, circuitous tracks for go-kart aficionados looking for a fast ride. Because no go-carter wants to race over the same terrain for too long, the founder of Kart'in, René Arnoux, redesigns all the tracks every three months. Tickets can be purchased individually, in bulk, or in group packages.
UCPA is a well known firm in France, specialises in sporting holidays. Information about all the holidays and trips can be found in their brochure or shop. The holidays take place in both winter and summer, sometimes just less than two hours from Lyon itself. Thirty destinations await both children (of 10-17 years of age) and adults, where they can take part in the following sports: paragliding, skiing, horse-riding, kayaking, mountain biking, catamaran sailing, golf and rowing. The list is endless but successful and exciting holidays are guaranteed.
Luc Metery likes to share his passion for caving with everyone - but claustrophobics should stay away! To discover the world underground, it is necessary to learn a few things beforehand, but it can all be learnt here thanks to the beginners courses and courses designed to improve on existing skills which are on offer. Knowledge learnt on these courses can be tested out afterwards during trips (to the Alps or Ardèche for example). Canyoning classes are also organized by the club, which has an interesting information center at its disposal.
La Cigale de Lyon selects children from throughout the region to be part of the choir, which has won numerous international prizes and performed for General de Gaulle, François Mitterrand, and Pope Jean Paul II. Their repertoire is mostly composed of A Capella pieces, but some are accompanied by piano or an orchestra. They have performed numerous concerts (on tour) in Europe, North and South America, Russia, China, and Japan, and have recorded several CDs. They have also been part of a huge number of competitions and festivals and won many accolades over the years since their founding in 1947. Check website for more details.
It took a long time for Lyon to have its own real indoor skatepark, but the local rider community eventually made itself heard! Located in Gerland, a mere 15 to 20 minute ride from the center, the park provides skateboarders, rollerbladers and BMX riders with mini and big ramps, handrails, quarter pipes and all the usual skatepark equipment. A very important resource in a city that counts a lot of young riders of all kinds, the skatepark hosts regular contests and showcases. All riders have to pay a small yearly membership fee to access the park and minors need parental consent.
As its name suggests, Mur Mur (Wall Wall) is entirely dedicated to climbing. For those who are used to relaxing and enjoying a change of scenery as they scale cliff faces, this 250 square metre artificial wall (with more than 200 routes to climb) is well-known because it is not always possible to get to real rock faces. Mur Mur is open all year round for children and adults alike (children must be accompanied by an adult) and it also offers initiation afternoons for children. Equipment, such as a harness and a carabiner is provided.
An large, well-tended pool directly in the center of the city and only a short distance from the Rhône. Its location and size result in scores of patrons during the summer months. a 20th century heritage site, the pool is a magnificent architectural wonder: pleasing to the eye and accommodating a huge number of people every year. Open daily from mid-June until the beginning of September. Check website for details on admission costs and discounts.
Quai des Ludes is an association which dates back to 1901, and is dedicated entirely to children and to games. The ludothèque (games centre) offers, invents and tests more than 200 games that can either be played there and then, or even rented. Some of these games have been adapted for handicapped children. Quai des Ludes is no ordinary ludothèque: it offers all kinds of advice on games and toys, it welcomes mothers and babies for certain events ("Mother and baby afternoons") and organizes birthday parties (including use of the games, a function room and a well-equipped kitchen).
The French Alpine Club (CAF for those who know it well) is a famous institution in France for all mountain activities. A branch is to be found in all the main towns: it truly is a pioneer in its field. There's no place more reliable for organizing trips, whether they be for walking, climbing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing or rambling, canyoning, mountain biking, para gliding and mountaineering. They also conduct various certificate courses on surfing, mountain biking, snow sports, trekking and hiking. In short, if you want to go on a sporting adventure, this is the place to visit. Check website for more details.
Patinoire Charlemagne is a large rink in Presqu'ile with skating charged to the individual or by the group. Special rates are available during weekends. Children under 7 can skate for free. Hours are extended during school holidays. The rink also hosts hockey matches on some evenings, as also certain national and international skating competitions, and ice-skating performances.
This huge tennis club has 26 courts at the disposal of every tennis fan, 16 of which are outdoor ones. If you're not happy with your level of tennis, then hire a private court change sports. It's possible to play golf, badminton and hockey here as well as tennis and there are also special rates for children, families and students. The Tennis Club de Lyon also houses a restaurant that serves fresh delicacies to appease your hunger pangs and a gymnasium to cater to your fitness requirements. You can also participate in some of the small scale competitions held at the club and expand your social horizons. Take advantage of the beauty and spa solutions that abound at the espace Kun Lun: hammams, massages and the like and experience the real meaning of relaxation. You can also host your business or private events at one of the three spaces reserved for the purpose. The club also hosts Tennis events like the 1er Open GDF Suez. Become a member today!