The 21st annual European Congress of Endocrinology™ (ECE) will take place in Lyon, France between 18-21 May 2019. ECE is organized by ESE, the European Society of Endocrinology, in close collaboration with the host national society. Nominations may also be received from the ESE Executive Committee. The ESE was created to promote for the public benefit research, education and clinical practice in endocrinology by the organization of conferences, training courses and publications. This way, they are raising public awareness, liaison with national and international legislators and by any other appropriate means.
Lyon is France’s second city, one of France’s oldest cities, and is reputed as the gourmet capital of France. The brand new Confluences museum lies where the Saône and Rhone rivers meet, and is a museum of science and anthropology, with plenty of interactive exhibits. Lyon is also the main city on the road and rail routes between Paris and the south of France, Paris and the Alps and Italy, and northern Europe and Spain. But the city has plenty more to offer. The old part of town is classed as a UNESCO World heritage site, there are plenty of places to see and visit, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the city’s life and experiences. As the gastronomic capital of France, it is a city with a huge selection of good restaurants – not just its top-of-the-range Michelin starred eateries, but also its many good traditional bistros and small city restaurants offering quality food and local specialties at reasonable prices. Located between the vineyards of Beaujolais and Burgundy to the north, and Côtes du Rhône to the south, Lyon is also a city with plenty of local wines to be sampled. Today it is a major industrial and business hub with excellent rail and road links and one of France’s busiest provincial airports.
A couple of things one should not forget to visit, while staying in town, as for example the Musée des Beaux Arts, the Quartier Saint-Jean and Quartier Saint-Georges in the old part of town, the Musée de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine (the museum of archaeology), the Croix-Rousse hillside (historic neighborhood and important center of weaving in the early 19th-century), the Place des Terreaux and its lovely fountain, the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere, the Cathédrale Saint-Jean Baptiste or the Parc de la Tête d’Or.
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