Registration to visit the old City of Lyon during the conference week is now open.
Lyon is located on the edge of the collapsed trough (graben) of the Rhône valley, on the eastern border of the Variscan Central Massif, with its Mesozoic sedimentary cover of the Monts d'Or and Beaujolais.
Since the Roman epoch, buildings have been constructed using materials extracted in the surroundings regions, completed with more “luxurious” stones imported from more distant areas.
A 2-3 hour walk in the Renaissance districts of Saint Paul and Saint Jean will reveal the large variety of materials used to build this city for 2000 years, including the reuse of materials coming from the dismantled Roman monuments.
19, 20 or 21 July
Ok Read more