Technical Excursions

For Participants and Accompanying Persons

The Local Organising Committee proposes, in collaboration with Lyon City Trek, 4 Technical Excursions during the Congress.
Places are limited to 20 persons per technical excursion and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration must be made through the online registration form.  The cost is 15 euros per technical visit and per person. You will be guided by a professional tour guide.

Important: If you are interested, please register for ONE Technical Excursion only per person and per accompanying person (if applicable).

Tuesday, August 27, from 13:00-15:30 
 Skyline of Lyon from Croix-Rousse hill 
Exploring the view points from the Croix-Rousse hill

A sensitive walk to perceive the city. Lyon is a city with relief where landscape reading makes sense. What do we see in a panorama, observe what moves, what is fixed in the city, what does the horizon. A performance walk where you will become aware of a city's ability to promote orientation!

Meeting point: at "Le gros cailloux" 180 Boulevard de la Croix Rousse, 69004 Lyon. "Le gros cailloux" is an esplanade located in the heart of the Croix-Rousse hill. Close to the metro station Croix Rousse.

Wednesday, August 28, from 14:00-16:30
 Confluence, a new area in the city 
An ecodistrict with technical buildings and hyper architecture, respectful of the site and of environment, with space and a point of poetry. Let's analyze the success factors of the project.

The Confluence area at the south end of Lyon peninsula has been completly rebuild as an ecodistrict with technical buildings and an hyper architecture, respectful of the site and of environment, with space and a point of poetry. A new landscape is constructed, while keeping the industrial and port memory, by associating an artist and an architct on each building realisation. Let's analyze the success factors of the project. End of the visit at the Confluence Project house.

Meeting point: Tram station T1 "Tony Garnier" , 69007 Lyon (close to Raymond Barre bridge on the river Rhône).

Friday, August 30, from 09:00-11:30
 Eco tour vs UNESCO
Understanding the excesses of tourism, and regarding Lyon, what good practices could make things better

Lyon has just be nominated Capital of smart tourism for 2019, and sustainable development is one of the city's main priority. But creating must-see places as the Old-Lyon leads to saturation, and mass tourism generates nuisance and degradation. Understanding the excesses of tourism, we will visit the city on foot with a sensitive approach, we will avoid the congested areas, visit a traboule in mindfullness, and discuss, regarding Lyon, what good practices could make things better.

Meeting point: Place Bellecour, in front of the Tourist Office.

Friday, August 30, from 14:00-16:00
 Heritage and urban development
A progressive expansion towards the east while preserving, at each stage of its growth, the richness of its earlier dwelling, how Lyon city developed and get an world heritage inscription.

Roman remains, roman and gothic churches, middle age streets, Renaissance buildings, canut dwellings, classical architecture and contemporary towers, we have the whole range of styles in Lyon!

Meeting point: 23 rue Roger Radisson, 69005 Lyon. This meeting point is located on the Fourvière hill, near the Gallo-Roman theaters. Close to the Funiculaire stop Saint Just.

Your guide during the technical excursions: Patrick Mathon from LYON CITY TREK 

Phone: +33 781 96 02 00

Born in Lyon, geologist and mediator, walker, engaged in community gardening. Patrick Mathon created Lyon City Trek in April 2015. The relationship to nature is an asset in Lyon: the confluence of its two rivers, the reliefs of its hills offering landscape views and horizons that go towards the Alps and Mont Blanc, or even closer and less known, the Monts d'Or. Lyon reveals itself as a city in which it is good to walk, day and night. Its size allows for large, traversing walks, and corresponds to the format of the trek on 2-3 hours or the day. By transposing the mode of the Trek into town, it is the pleasure of walking, nature in the City, green infrastucture, spaces more than buildings or monuments, pedestrian bridgess, panoramas and landscape reading that constitute the heart of the city treks.