EAAP + WAAP + Interbull Congress 2023

Lyon, France - August 26th / September 1st, 2023

Lyon and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region as a key destination

Lyon constitutes a very interesting place to hold the EAAP + WAAP + INTERBULL congress as it is crossed by two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, and immediately takes on a particular attraction, that of the banks and quays, walks, daydreams on the terrace, cruises… The city connotes a certain sweetness of life.

The city born in 43 B.C. preserves a heritage of which its inhabitants are proud and have at heart to develop by making it live: the restaurants, the bookshops, the art galleries or the second-hand shops that enliven the Vieux-Lyon are just a few examples.

One of its most popular attractions, the Parc de la Tête d’Or, adjacent to the convention center, is the largest urban park in France. Totally dedicated to leisure, discovery and relaxation, its green spaces are the scene of many activities: zoos, rides, stores, shows, pony rides, botanical gardens… Everything is gathered to make your visit a magical moment. Young and old children, tourists, sportsmen or simple walkers, everyone will find his happiness there.

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region offers a wide range of destinations such as the Alps and Mont Blanc, the roof of Europe, the Drôme and Ardèche, evocative of Provence, and the Auvergne and its volcanoes, where many regional research INRAE laboratories are located.

Lyon, internationally known as the capital of gastronomy, as well as its region, have very popular and famous culinary meat and fish specialties such as the pâté en croute (pâté baked in a crust), the brioche sausage, the Poularde de Bresse or even the Lyon quenelle (pike quenelles often served with a crayfish sauce). The region also offers beef meat from breeds adapted to the terroir such as Charolaise, Limousine, Salers, Aubrac.

It will also be the occasion to taste the regional wines in agreement with some of the twenty cheeses AOC (protected designation of origin) of the region such as the Fourme d’Ambert, the Reblochon, the Beaufort, the Abondance, the Saint-Nectaire, the Salers…