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Backgrounder: Lyon, a tradition of innovation

12-04-2013 09:35 BJT

Lyon, the 3th French city, after Paris and Marseille, is located near the Alps. Its historical roots are ancient (Lugdunum) since it dates from Roman times (1st century BC). What is more, Lugdunum stood for hill of light or hill of crows.

A tradition of innovation

1826: Joseph Nicephore Niepce took the first photograph, called a heliograph.

1895: Auguste et Louis Lumière invented the cinema.

1989: The first Lighting Plan started by a French city with more than 250 floodlit sites within 15 years. Lyon’s heritage is developed and enhanced.

Lighting designers and the Street lighting department of the City of Lyon spread their expertise throughout the world (in particular to Russia, Cuba and Vietnam).


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