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Meet the last peasant of Lyon

Photo Progress/Antoine SILLIERES

Lyon 2022, all farmers have disappeared from the municipal territory. All ? Nope ! On the plateau of Saint-Rambert, Louis-Pierre Perraud still and always resists the concrete invader. He remains the last peasant of Lyon.

Since his early years, the now 60-year-old with calloused hands has been working tirelessly to cultivate his 600 vines of olive tomatoes, eggplants and even a few vines. But now is the time to hand over and find a buyer. So as not to remain the last forever.

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Five months of welcoming Ukrainian refugees in our departments

Five months ago, Russia invaded its neighbour, triggering in our departments a vast movement of solidarity in favor of the Ukrainians who remained there or in exile.

Today, the mobilization continues but is faced with the challenge of holding out over time despite the encystment of the conflict. Back in photos and videos on this historic momentum.

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They created the first perfume for people with no sense of smell

Screen capture from a video provided to Progrès by Emmanuelle Dancourt

She smells no odor; he creates perfumes: from their meeting was born the first perfume for anosmics. Emmanuelle Dancourt, born without an olfactory bulb, proposed this singular challenge to Ugo Charron, junior perfumer at the French perfumery leader, Mane, in New York, after having interviewed him for his podcast « nose less » at the summer 2021.

Their challenge thrilled the World Congress of Perfumers. This niche perfume will eventually be produced in thousands of copies and part of the profits will be donated to the benefit of research on anosmia.

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These species that point the tip of their snout in our departments

Disappeared from the Jura territory for thirty years, the otter is back. The discovery made in recent months is good news for suffering biodiversity.

And, if for a species that is reappearing in our departments, ten others unfortunately tend to die out, we wanted to take an interest in these trees that hide the forest: beaver, lynx, peregrine falcon… live again next to with us.

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Ampuis and its Côte-Rôtie mentioned in a series from the Breaking Bad universe

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“Sometimes all you need is a Côte-Rôtie. Seeing Ampuis and its exceptional designation being mentioned in a Hollywood series, you may not have believed it, but « Better Call Saul » did it.

In the last episode of this spin-off/prequel to « Breaking Bad », broadcast in mid-July, the wine and landscapes of the Rhône are in the spotlight, during a short scene involving, among others, one of the best fictional villains of recent decades. A real little publicity stunt for the city.

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People: Alexandra Lamy’s new « guy » is from Niger

Alexandra Lamy had been single for several years, after her divorce from Jean Dujardin in 2013. But the heart of the actress is no longer to be taken: the fifty-something revealed by « A guy, a girl » has found love with a Ligerian.

Originally from Feurs, grandson of the famous ASSE recruiter, Pierre Garonnaire launched, in Lyon in 2019, MYM (Me You More), the first paid French social network, which allows fans to have privileged relations with influencers, athletes or artists.

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Fascinated by lightning, this Jura resident creates a museum dedicated to thunderstorms in Ain

Photo Le Progrès/Roger REY

“I have always been fascinated by lightning and thunderstorms. On the night of May 8, 1996, while I was on my bike, I took my very first photograph of lightning near Chaussin. That’s when it clicked. »

A lightning hunter, the Jura photographer Nicolas Gascard has decided to make lightning speak…at Fort l’Écluse, on the border of Jura and Ain, the winner of the René-Desmaison literary prize and the Nature Awards Photography in 2017 designed a unique museum, where giant photographs, totems and visual and sound effects plunge you into the heart of the storm.

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Photo Le Progrès/Lucas BESSONNAT

Unusual: buttocks in the air, they cycled from Lyon to Miribel-Jonage

About thirty cyclists rode, the attributes in the wind, last Sunday as part of the World Naked Bike Ride France. Leaving Villeurbanne around 2:30 p.m., they headed for La Mama, a naturist beach in the Grand Parc Miribel-Jonage (Ain), before returning to Lyon.

Organized from July 14 to August 4, between Rennes and Paris, in 16 stages, the cyclonue aims to defend the use of bicycles, their users and the planet.

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Jura: a Saint-Claude diamond sold for 36,000 euros at auction

The dessert diamond (right). Photo Progress

He was the star of the Saint-Désiré sale, offered each year by the Lons-le-Saunier auction house: a 3.76-carat diamond was sold for 36,000 euros to a foreign buyer (to which are added some 8000 euros in taxes).

It was a family of diamond dealers from Saint-Claude who wanted to part with this precious stone as part of a succession. “A gentleman had offered it to his wife, who died,” explains Brigitte Fenaux, auctioneer.

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Hemp concrete school: a regional first in Villeurbanne

From the outside, it doesn’t look like much. And yet, the new building of the Saint-Exupéry kindergarten in Villeurbanne (Rhône) offers a real breath of fresh air. “During the June heat wave, we saw a real difference between the extension and the rest of the school: we had a two to three degree difference,” says a City agent.

This is the first ERP (establishment open to the public) in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes to be built with a wooden frame filled with hemp concrete. A biosourced material obtained through a mixture of lime and hemp and which offers excellent thermal regulation.

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