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Russell
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Visiting with the family, we're looking at the city or the surroundings as a place we might like to live.

Any input on the area from anyone, especially people who live there would be appreciated

Merci
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Hi Russel,

Lyon is a marvelous city where I like to live. Personnaly I'm living near at Villeurbanne. You can visit all the old city of Lyon and travel in different period: antiquity, middle-age, "renaissance", ...

If you love city, live near the center of the city.

If you prefer outside, you can live in the west of the city in "Les monts d'or" or in "Les monts du lyonnais".

To play, there is a game shop with rpg, warhammer (40k), and other table games. The game shop is called Trollune (http://www.trollune.fr/).

Regards.

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Lyon is indeed a really nice city to visit (a bit similar to Prague, imo), and it's also one of the most gamer friendly city in Europe, with no less than 4 boardgames cafés!

My advice would be to spend a night at "Moi j'm'en fous je triche", which is the largest (4000+ members) and oldest (2003) nonprofit boardgame café in France. The annual fee is 6€, but you can invite someone, so that's 3€ per person for one night. Tell me if you plan to come, I'll try to be there.

As Didier writes, Trollune is one of the best store in Lyon (with games and books), but you can also check Archi-Chouette, a really laid back game store near the Hôtel de Ville area (a couple of streets away from "la Triche").

As for tourist stuff, there's a lot to see : Basilique de Fourvière (with a incredible view over the city), place Bellecour, Parc de la Tête d'Or, lots of museums, etc. The Tourism Office is located place Bellecour and they've got everything you need.
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Thanks guys. Good places to start.
Matthieu, I'll take you up on that offer if I get the chance to make it in the evening.
 
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Mattintheweb wrote:

My advice would be to spend a night at "Moi j'm'en fous je triche", which is the largest (4000+ members) and oldest (2003) nonprofit boardgame café in France. The annual fee is 6€, but you can invite someone, so that's 3€ per person for one night. Tell me if you plan to come, I'll try to be there. ;)


Of course !!!!! :blush:
 
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