The "Cite International" was realized from 1992 till 1999 by the architect Renzo PIANO and the landscape painter Michel CORAJOUD. It includes centres of Congress, casino, hotels and places of residence, restaurants, cinemas, etc.
Art plays an important role here. From François Morellets blue diodes, to Xavier Veilhans big statues, including a bear, a big penguin, young girl with rollerblades, pizza delivery man, a man on the telephone, two penguins - the characters you're very likely to meet in the street, and those there is a very slim chance of bumping into! These statues, known as the 'inhabitants', are up to 8.2m high. The Cité Internationale is made up of the congress centre (1995), Amphitheatre (2006) UGC Cinema (1997) Marriott Hotel with 204 rooms, Cité Concorde Hotel (2006), Temporim Residence (2008), 'Le Pharaon' Casino (2000), Amphitheatres Room 3000 (2006). Renzo Piano also created Beaubourg, the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The Italian architect was born the 14th September 1937 in Genes. Today he has offices in Genes, Paris and Berlin where he lives.
Guided visits with Lyon Tourism and Conventions
Or with Lac Annecy ID