Lyon, France

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Lyon is in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.
Previously in the region of Rhone-Alpes (Rhône-Alpes)

Map of Rhone-Alpes, France

Lyon is in the (69) Rhône departement

Lyon in Rhône

Map of Lyon in the Rhône

About Lyon

A photo from Lyon

Lyon is in the Rhône department of the Rhone-Alpes region

The river Saône, which joins the Rhône flow through the heart of the city creating almost an island. The Roman ruins and early buildings are to be found on the right bank of the Saone. Lugdunum, which was the Roman name for the town began 100 years B.C. The rivers providing commercial importance, trade routes to and from the Mediterranean, and also natural defense.

The fertile valleys of the rivers allowed important crop farming, the surrounding steep hillsides were ideal for wine production, which the Romans introduced.

The city is of geographical and economical importance, with important infrastructures such as a very modern Metro underground, TGV train lines, international airport and more. Many of the traffic jam problems have been resolved with the construction of autoroute by-passes around the city, plus the underground system and new tram way.

Places to visit are Nôtre Dame de Fourviere perched on top the hill, the Gallo Roman museum and La Part-Dieu, many old cobbled streets with shops in the 'Vieux Lyon'.

Also home to one of France's most important football clubs Olympique Lyon.


Tourisme, travel, information

Aeroport Lyon Saint Exupery

Flight information and reservation system for flying to and from Lyon.