The 3rd district of Lyon is distinguished by its closeness to the Berges du Rhône. One part is very close to the train station de la Part Dieu and of the shopping centre. The part close to the Rhône has a pleasant atmosphere and the streets are large and tree-lined and near the Berges du Rhône where walking is enjoyable. The part closest to Part Dieu is more anonymous since it has several office buildings. You will recognize la Part-Dieu by the tower which dominates the city and is referred to as the “pencil” (le crayon) due to its shape. You will also find there main city library and the auditorium.