The city of Lyon is home to many interesting places and events, including a bookstore café devoted to detective novels, a restaurant in a bus, and a production of the opera Carmen in a bowling alley.
In the process of relocating its archives, the diocese of Lyon discovered a thousand-year-old parchment dating from the time of Charlemagne.
If you're a comic book lover, you might want to hop on a plane to Lyon, which has held a huge comic book festival for the past ten years. This year, they're even launching a monthly comics magazine called "The Streets of Lyon."
"Un Petit Noir" (or "A Small Black," a slang term for a small black coffee) is the bookstore café in Lyon specializing not only in gourmet coffees, but also in detective novels and thrillers. Besides crime fiction and caffeine, the store also serves some great jazz concerts to add to the "noir" ambiance.