Lyon, the French art of living

Lyon, the second-largest city in France, is located at the foot of the Alps, the world’s largest skiing area. A human scale city, Lyon was named “Best Place to Spend a Weekend in Europe 2016” by the prestigious World Travel Awards, and embodies the essence of the French art of living.

Standing at the crossroads of rich produce regions, metropolitan Lyon now numbers 4,000 restaurants, with 21 starred chefs including Paul Bocuse. Nicknamed “the French capital of gastronomy”, the city ranks as an essential European gourmet destination.

Lyon also boasts over 2000 years of History to be discovered between its two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône. A Roman theatre, the Presqu’île, and Vieux-Lyon (the neighbourhood is the 2n’d largest Renaissance site in Europe) are the main assets of downtown Lyon, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

And that’s not all! Did you know that Lyon was the birthplace of cinema? Or that it is the silk capital of Europe?

Lyon : Grande ville à l'honneur

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