For the first time, Le Plateau, an exhibition area located inside the Hôtel de Région, is hosting an exhibition from the Lyon Biennial's "in" programme. Designed by Thierry Raspail and drawing on the Lyon Contemporary Art Museum's collections, the exhibition evokes "the escapades and simple pleasures of Ce fabuleux monde moderne". These works are poetic and political, militant, funny or critical, underscoring the paradoxes of our modern world, like Hans Neleman's photos of Maoris in suit and tie, their faces bearing ancestral ritual tattoos.
A new tourist Welcome Area recently opened in Lyon St. Exupéry airport.
The purpose of this information hub is threefold: improve the quality of welcome and information services for tourists visiting the Rhône-Alpes Region, provide transport options for travel throughout the entire region, and promote all that the Region has to offer. Modelled after this vast and modern region, the new international area will offer a range of services: tourist information, a lounge area, self-service access to information via touch-screen tablets, and a display wall showing the Region's promotional videos.
Ideally located in the centre of the airport, the Welcome Area is a gateway for the more than 2,500,000 yearly passengers who will find a comprehensive and varied transport offer. Indeed, since 1993, the Rhône-Alpes Region has been investing in regional routes: the airport shuttle and a number of destinations that are directly accessible from St. Exupéry: Grenoble, Voiron, Annecy, Bourg en Bresse, and more than 30 ski resorts in the winter.
The Welcome Area's ticket office will provide information and tickets for public transport, thus offering airport clientele a service that is adapted to their needs and available as soon as they arrive.
UNESCO has inscribed the decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, on the World Heritage List. It is the culmination of a tireless campaign by the Rhône-Alpes Region and its partners to protect and promote this priceless site.