July 5, 1987 |
For centuries, Lyon, a stately city on the banks of two rivers, competed with Paris for control of the French economy. But those days are long gone. Lyon is still a wealthy city, with a population of 1.2 million. But it is now regarded as, at best, a distant second to Paris, far from being a rival in any endeavor except gastronomy. Except to praise its restaurants, most French and most foreigners pay scant attention to Lyon.
November 13, 2005 |
Dozens of youths threw stones and trash cans at police and attacked sidewalk shops Saturday night in a main square of Lyon, and officers fired tear gas to disperse the crowd in France's second-largest city. The clashes at Lyon's historic Place Bellecour came just hours after authorities announced a weekend curfew in the city, barring youths younger than 18 from being outside without adult supervision from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
April 7, 2012
While visiting my daughter in Geneva, we took the train to Lyon, France, to shop and have lunch at the charming Les Terrasses d'Alex. It was a five-minute cab ride from the train station, in a residential district. Wonderful menu and a full bar. I can't wait to go back in the spring and dine outside under the great shade trees. Les Terrasses d'Alex,14 Rue Alexandre Boutin, Villeurbanne; 011-33-4-78-65-95-74, http://www.lesterrassesdalex.com . Main dishes from about $11. Linda Groover San Luis Obispo
October 15, 2006 |
YORGOS LOUKOS, the 56-year-old artistic director of Lyon Opera Ballet, sits behind a cluttered desk in his office on the 12th floor of the Lyon Opera House, juggling a schedule of rock-star proportions. Even as he oversees the end of a five-performance run by his company at this city's famed Biennale de la Danse, Loukos, clad in Polo shirt and cargo pants, is directing an annual weeklong dance festival in Cannes, as he's done since 1992.
March 10, 2010 |
The most expensive soccer team ever assembled, a team with a record nine European championships, a team that features the world's highest-paid player, fell flat on its face Wednesday night in front of its own disbelieving and ultimately angry fans. Real Madrid, watched by a sellout crowd at its home Santiago Bernabeu stadium — the same stadium that will stage the European Champions League final May 22 — was knocked out of the competition. The humiliation could not have been more complete.
October 20, 1992
Henri Leconte of France defeated Jonas Svensson of Sweden, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), in the first round of the $600,000 Lyon Open at Lyon, France.