Liam Kirwin is one of the most important figures in Lyon nightlife – he runs the James Joyce Irish Pub in Vieux Lyon. I met him to talk about the soul of Irish Pubs and French drinking habits: https://thisislyon.fr/stories/irish-pubs-james-joyce-lyon-france/
Lyon is experiencing a particular situation: Students are occupying the University, protesting against a new law regulating the access to Public Higher Education. In this article I explain the details: https://thisislyon.fr/news/students-occupy-lyon-university/
Lyon hosts one of the biggest and most interesting craft beer fairs in Europe, which took place last weekend in Lyon Confluence. For Thisislyon.fr I went to discover what it was all about. Read about it here: https://thisislyon.fr/stories/479998/
La Canute Lyonnaise is a small craft beer company from Lyon and one of the most successful in the area. For an article for This is Lyon, I had the luck of visiting them and getting to know about their beers and their business. Read all about La Canute Lyonnaise: https://thisislyon.fr/stories/discover-canute-lyonnaise-beer-lyon/
My colleague Hilary from Thisislyon.fr recently wrote an article about the things she loves about Lyon – which gave me the idea to write about the other side of the truth: Things in Lyon that could use some improvement. Spoiler alert: public transport is pretty high on the list!
Click here for the article: https://thisislyon.fr/stories/things-improved-lyon/
For Thisislyon.fr I interviewed Mélanie Verdet, the newly elected president of the Erasmus Student Network Lyon (ESN Cosmo Lyon). We talked about her plans for her presidency and what her organisation does for international and also French students.
Read all about it on: https://thisislyon.fr/news/the-erasmus-student-network-lyon-has-a-new-president/
Whisky is one of my major passions. Therefore I am particularly happy about every opportunity to write about it, and my night with the Lyon Whisky Club was such an opportunity. We tasted Van Wees’ “Ultimate Whiskies” and everybody got to take home one small bottle of his choice.
Read about the Whisky tasting on https://thisislyon.fr/stories/drink-lyon-whisky-club/