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

By Crystal Stewart

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Paperback (66 pages)

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!

Available in print and in ebook formats.

Lonely Planet France (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Gregor Clark & Catherine Le Nevez

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet France (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Climb the iconic Eiffel Tower, explore the mysterious abbey-island of Mont St-Michel, or taste Champagne amid the rolling vineyards of Reims; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of France and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's France Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Paris city map (included in print version), plus over 137 colour maps
  • Covers Paris, Lille, Flanders, the Somme, Normandy, Brittany, Champagne, Alsace, Lorraine, the Loire Valley, Burgundy, Lyon, the French Alps, Basque Country, the Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Corsica and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet France, our most comprehensive guide to France, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Paris? Check out Lonely Planet's Paris guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer; Discover Paris, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions; or Pocket Paris, a handy-sized guide/handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Nicola Williams, Alexis Averbuck, Oliver Berry, Stuart Butler, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Kerry Christiani, Gregor Clark, Emilie Filou, Catherine Le Nevez, Daniel Robinson.

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 travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet Lyon, the Alps & the Jura (Travel Guide Chapter)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-03-01
Kindle Edition (473 pages)

Lonely Planet Lyon, the Alps & the Jura (Travel Guide Chapter)
 
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Lonely Planet Lyon, the Alps & the Jura is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in this region. Rush down the world's highest zip line in the French Alps, peruse through sunny vistas of fruit orchards and lavender fields along the Rhone or delve into Lyon's labyrinth of traboules (secret passages), all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Lyon, the Alps & the Jura:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, arts, food, architecture
  • Useful features - includes Need to Know, First Time, Eat and Drink like a Local, Travel with Children, Outdoor Activities

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Lyon, the Alps & the Jura is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled in this particular region of France.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet France for a comprehensive look at all that the country has to offer.

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 traveler 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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