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Rugby World Cup venue guide - Lyon

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Ground: Stade de Gerland
Capacity: 40,000
Matches: Australia v Japan (Saturday 8 September - 1445 BST)
Argentina v Georgia (Tuesday 11 September - 1900 BST)
New Zealand v Portugal (Saturday 15 September - 1200 BST)

Lyon is the third-largest city in France, and this autumn its population will grow even larger as rugby fans from across the world descend on the city for the World Cup.

The city is famous for its silk and its food - but we want to hear about its other highlights from you, as we compile the ultimate one-shop fans' guide to Lyon.

Maybe you travel there regularly, or have lived there. What does the place have to offer? What are its greatest attractions? As the home ground of top French football team Olympique Lyon, the Stade de Gerland should be an impressive World Cup venue - do you know any good places for food and drink around the ground? What are the good places in town to stay? And what other delights does the city have for visitors to enjoy before and after the game?

Please share your knowledge here with your fellow fans.


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posted Sep 6, 2007

English fans should visit The Smoking Dog pub which is in the old town, address 16 rue Lainerie.

For scots try the Wallace Bar which is just around the corner from the Smoking Dog.

Irish visitors can have a Guiness in the St. James, James Joyce or Johnny Walsh, all of which can be found in the old town (Vieux Lyon)

See you there!

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posted Sep 6, 2007

Sorry, forgot about the Welsh! There are no Welsh bars as such but try any of the above. Otherwise there are some picturesque sheep farms around the city!

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