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Lyon


Located in East-central France, Lyon is the third largest city in the country (after Paris and Marseille), and together with its suburbs and satellite towns, forms the second largest metropolitan area in France (after the Paris metropolitan area). As of 2007, Lyon had an estimated population of 470,000.


Key Facts about Lyon


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  1. Lyon is located in East-central France.

  2. Lyon is the third largest city in the country (after Paris and Marseille), and when combined with its suburbs and satellite towns, forms the second largest metropolitan area in France (after the Paris metropolitan area).

  3. As of 2007, Lyon had an estimated population of 470,000.

  4. The name Lyon is derived from the Celtic god, Lugoves.

  5. People from Lyon are known as Lyonnais.

  6. Lyon has reputation as being the capital of gastronomy of France.

  7. Each year, on December 8th, and for the following four days, a festival of lights, known as Fête des Lumières is held in Lyon. As a result, Lyon is sometimes known as the "Capital of Lights". The origin of the festival lies in a legend that tells of the Virgin Mary saving the city from plague - the festival celebrates the consecration of Lyon to the Virgin Mary.

  8. Lyon is also known for its long association with the cinema. Auguste and Louis Lumière invented cinematographe in Lyon/

  9. Lyon has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



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Lyon Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun

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Lyon Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun
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Enjoy your trip to France with the Lyon Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun.

The Quick Trips to France Series provides key information about the best sights and experiences if you have just a few days to spend in the exciting destination of Lyon.

So don't waste time! We give you sharp facts and opinions that are accessible to you quickly when in Lyon. Like the best and most famous sightseeing attractions & fun activities (including Old City, Croix-Rousse District, Lyon River Cruises, Lyon Business District, Bonaparte Bridge, Contemporary Art Center, City Hall, Tete d’Or Park, Silk Workers House (Maison des Canuts), Water City (Rhone River Museum), Museums in Lyon, Fine Arts Museum, African Museum of Lyon, Henri-Malartre Museum, Gallo-Roman Civilization Museum, Modern Art Museum), where to experience the local culture, great local restaurant choices and accommodation for the budget-minded. Where to shop until you drop, party the night away and then relax and recover!

Also included is information about the typical weather conditions in Lyon, Entry Requirements, Health Insurance, Travelling with Pets, Airports & Airlines in France, Currency, Banking & ATMs, Credit Cards, Reclaiming VAT, Tipping Policy, Mobile Phones, Dialling Code, Emergency numbers, Public Holidays in France, Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time, School Holidays, Trading Hours, Driving Laws, Smoking Laws, Drinking Laws, Electricity, Tourist Information (TI), Food & Drink Trends, and a list of useful travel websites.

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Lonely Planet France's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet's France's Best Trips, your passport to up-to-date advice on uniquely encountering France by car. Featuring 38 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can get lost among the snowcapped Alps or taste your way around Champagne's hallowed vineyards, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to France, rent a car, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet's France's Best Trips:

  • Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout
  • Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
  • Get around easily - 93 easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions
  • Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Useful features - including Driving Problem Buster, Detours, and Link Your Trip
  • Covers Paris, Normandy, Brittany, Breton Coast, Lyon, Nice, Cannes, St-Tropez, Chamonix, Marseille, Biarritz, St-Malo, Loire Valley, Auvergne, Provence, Alps, Lille and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's France's Best Trips is perfect for exploring France via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car.

  • Planning a French trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's France guide, our most comprehensive guide to France, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Paris? Check out Lonely Planet's Paris guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.


 
 
 

 
 
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