Lyon is the prefecture of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and seat of the Departmental Council of Rhône (whose jurisdiction, however, no longer extends over the Metropolis of Lyon since 2015). The capital of the Gauls during the Roman Empire, Lyon is the seat of an archbishopric whose holder bears the title of Primate of the Gauls.
Lyon – part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Since its foundation by the Romans in 43 BCE, on Fourvière Hill, the city has expanded from west to east, building on the advantages offered by its... Read more By Eléonore Lyon, I love you Expect to (re) fall in love with Lyon... Read more See more Le Pavillon ONLYLYON
Lyon, also spelled Lyons, capital of both the Rhône département and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes région, east-central France, set on a hilly site at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. It is the third largest city in France, after Paris and Marseille.
About Lyon A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon has 2,000 years of history imprinted on its streets (yes, the cobblestone kind). Explore this history in Vieux Lyon (one of Europe's most extensive Renaissance neighborhoods) and Lyon's two Roman amphitheatres, which still stage rock concerts today.
This city, which dates back to the year 43 BC, naturally boasts a heritage that its inhabitants are proud of, and which they showcase by keeping it alive. Les Nuits de Fourvière music festival in the city's ancient theatres, and the restaurants, bookshops, art galleries, flea markets and antique fairs in Vieux-Lyon, represent but a few examples.
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