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Lyon is the third largest French city, it is a major centre of business and has a reputation as the French capital of gastronomy and is registered as a World Heritage site.
Lyon (Rhone) mini guide
Lyon has a Romanesque and religious heritage and boasts many magnificent monuments and more than 30 museums. Through the centuries the city has benefited from the work of many renowned architects whose works can be found around the city.
To the south of the city centre the two rivers of the Rhône and Saône converge forming a peninsula and there are two large hills, one to the west and one to the north of the historic city centre. Because Lyon has records giving information on the various periods in its history, it has therefore been registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. In the heart of the city is a botanical garden with more than 1500 different plants.
Known as the world's undisputed capital of gastronomy, the cuisine available in Lyon is plenty and varied and there is something to appeal to all tastes. Specialities including cervelle de canuts, soft cheese with herbs, petit salé, ham with lentils and saladiers lyonnais, assorted salads, are served in more than 1,000 restaurants throughout the city.
Lyon rivals Paris for shopping, it is refined, chic and elegant. Lyon’s young women can be proud of having some of the most promising couturiers of their generation with major brands such as Lejaby, Lise Charmel and Zilli, and well-known designers such as Nathalie Chaize, Max Chaoul and Azuleros among others. The Carré d’Or district will keep the most exacting shoppers happy and one of the largest pedestrian shopping centres in Europe is between Rue Victor Hugo and Rue de la République.
At night traditional pubs sit alongside chic bars and trendy clubs across the city, along with theatres, concert halls, an opera house and a casino.
|Department:||The Rhone Alps (SE France) > Rhone Alps > Rhône >|
|Location:||Located in east central France, between Paris and Marseille.|
The city has a dense public transport network and it is also the point at which several motorways converge. It is also served by the Eurolines intercity coach.
The public transport in Lyon consists of:
|Tourist information website:||www.en.lyon-france.com|
|Tourist information contact email:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tourist information switch board number:||+33 (0)4 72 77 69 69|
|Tourist information address:||Pavillon du Tourisme - Place Bellecour - B.P. 2254, 69214 LYON cedex 02|
|Quick links to accommodation:||Accommodation near Lyon (Rhone) - Hotels in Lyon (Rhone)|
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