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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


Here are some facts about Lyon:
  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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Greater Than a Tourist- Lyon France: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Naa Adukwei Pappoe

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Paperback (109 pages)

Greater Than a Tourist- Lyon France: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist- Lyon France by Naa Adukwei Pappoe offers the inside scoop on Lyon. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Rick Steves France 2018

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-01-16
Paperback (1246 pages)

Rick Steves France 2018
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Wander the lavender fields of Provence, climb the Eiffel Tower, and bite into a perfect croissant: with Rick Steves on your side, France can be yours!

Inside Rick Steves France 2018 you'll find:

  • Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to France
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from Louvre and the Palace of Versailles to neighborhood restaurants and delicate macarons
  • How to connect with local culture: Stroll through open-air markets in Paris, or bike between rustic villages and local vineyards
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a vin rouge
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums
  • Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
  • Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Annually updated information on Paris, Chartres, Normandy, Mont St-Michel, Brittany, The Loire, Dordogne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, The French Riviera, Nice, Monaco, The French Alps, Burgundy, Lyon, Alsace, Reims, Verdun, and much more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves France 2018.

Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of France.

A Walk Through Vieux Lyon

By Paul den Arend

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (36 pages)

A Walk Through  Vieux Lyon
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Vieux Lyon is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in France. It is the second biggest renaissance area in Europe after Venice. This area alone makes it worth to visit Lyon. The hidden courtyards and secret passageways of Vieux Lyon makes a little guidebook indispensable. In this book I will take you on a walk through the neighborhood and show you all the beautiful and interesting places. My name is Paul. I am a tour guide and currently living in Lyon. I guide groups around here. I hope you enjoy this lovely walk through Vieux Lyon.

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

By Crystal Stewart

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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.

The Lyon Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun - don't visit France without it!

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