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The culture in Lyon

The City of Lyon has a multitude of facilities to guarantee an intense cultural life: some thirty museums house permanent collections and frequent temporary exhibitions, contributing to the cultural and artistic renown of the city; a network of 15 libraries continues to develop, thanks to the recent opening of a specialized media library of the theater arts.

The Dance Theater, attracting troupes and audiences from around the world, is a unique institution in France for the depth and range of dancing performances it offers, be they of French or foreign origin, classical or contemporary.

The city is home to both an Opera Orchestra at the Opera House and a National Orchestra at the Auditorium, whose reputation goes far beyond national borders. The Subsistances complex is a center for artistic creation encouraging cross-disciplinary experimentation, with a focus on new configurations in the performing arts: dance, theater, modern circus.

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