The Canberra Times
Thursday, 7 December 2023

Our lesson from Lyon

Updated April 23 2018 - 8:24pm, first published October 13 2014 - 3:00am

The French city of Lyon is an almost-island formed where the Rhone and Saone rivers meet. At the southern tip where the rivers join is an area of 150 hectares known as the Confluence. This rundown area was occupied by a river port, a wholesale market and two massive prisons built in 1831 and 1865.

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