Mélina

Mélina joined our gang this summer, and we're all delighted!

She's from the Vendée on the west coast of France, and her eyes are as blue as the ocean that laps its shores. In fact her kind and mischievous eyes are the first thing you notice about her, and you soon realise that despite her gentle and even quite discrete nature lies a boundless source of energy!

She's hardly likely to contradict us either, as she's been dancing and running since she was a child. In fact you may even catch a glimpse of her bounding along the banks of the Saône between Quai des Célestins and Île Barbe if you get up early enough.
And don't think that because Mélina is into fitness, she lets her mind lie fallow! On the contrary. Not only is she curious, she also has the soul of an artist and loves music (as much as she loves dancing in fact, which says it all!), especially Queen (she's a big fan of the great Freddie Mercury), and a film buff to boot, which is just as well when you live in Lyon!

Another quality of hers that is highly appreciated by the Monweekendalyon team is that she's a foodie: a characteristic that made her instantly lovable!

And believe us, she certainly is lovable!

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Outdoor family activities

Whether in the heart of Lyon or a few minutes outside the city centre, there is no shortage of things to see and do outdoors with your children.

HEAT - Food Court

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Le WagonBar

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On the trail of the Sioux

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Peinture Fraîche Festival 2021

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Makay, a wildlife refuge on Madagascar

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From 16 October 2020 to 22 August 2021, set off on an incredible journey to the heart of the Makay range, at the Musée des Confluences.

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The Biennale de la Danse 2021

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Marché de la Mode Vintage 2020

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Silk in Lyon 2020 - Cancelled

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From 19 to 22 November 2020, silk will be celebrated at the Palais de la Bourse.

Festival du Péristyle 2020

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2019 "Patinoire des Lumières"

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From 14 December 2019 to 5 January 2020, why not head down to Place Ambroise Courtois for a touch of open-air ice skating?

Lyon Street Food Festival

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To our enormous delight, the Lyon festival dedicated to street food will be back for the 4th time. From the 12th to the 15th September 2019, at Les...

Marathon International du Beaujolais

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On Saturday the 23rd of November 2019, head to Beaujolais country for the 15th edition of a major, fun sports event.

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