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  2. Lyon - Wikipedia

    Lyon (Franco-Provençal: Liyon), traditionally spelled in English as Lyons, is the third-largest city of France. [e] It is located at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône , to the northwest of the French Alps , 391 km (243 mi) southeast of Paris , 278 km (173 mi) north of Marseille , 113 km (70 mi) southwest of Geneva , 58 km (36 mi ...

  3. Lyon travel - Lonely Planet | France, Europe

    Europe. Commanding a strategic spot at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, Lyon has been luring people ever since the Romans named it Lugdunum in 43 BC. Commercial, industrial and banking powerhouse for the past 500 years, Lyon is France's third-largest city, and offers today's urban explorers a wealth of enticing experiences.

  4. Lyon | History, Population, Map, & Facts | Britannica

    Lyon, capital of both the Rhône département and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes région, east-central France, set on a hilly site at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. It is the third largest city in France, after Paris and Marseille .

  5. Lyon, France 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon has 2,000 years of history imprinted on its streets (yes, the cobblestone kind). Explore this history in Vieux Lyon (one of Europe's most extensive Renaissance neighborhoods) and Lyon's two Roman amphitheatres, which still stage rock concerts today.

  6. Comprehensive information on Lyon's heritage, cultural and sporting activities, leisure and outings for tourists as well as leisure and business information for tourism professionals. Booking centre for hotel reservations and show tickets.

  7. 48 Hours in Lyon, France: The Ultimate Itinerary - TripSavvy

    Nestled between the French Alps to the east and Burgundy wine country to the north, Lyon is one of France's grandest and most exciting cities. Boasting thousands of years of history—reflected in impressive Roman ruins and architecture dating to the medieval and Renaissance periods—Lyon is also resolutely modern.

  8. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Lyon - 2023 (with Photos) -...

    Things to Do in Lyon, France: See Tripadvisor's 547,710 traveler reviews and photos of Lyon tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in December. We have reviews of the best places to see in Lyon. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  9. 10 Best Things to Do in Lyon | U.S. News Travel

    10 Best Things To Do in Lyon Updated February 11, 2021 Whether it's meandering the renaissance streets of Vieux Lyon or touring the expansive Musée des Beaux Arts, visitors will find an array...

  10. Lyon Travel Guide | U.S. News Travel

    Why Go To Lyon. France's third-largest city, after Paris and Marseille, is in no way third-best. In fact, many say Lyon gives travelers a taste of authentic French culture, not to mention some of ...

  11. Lyon Guide: Planning Your Trip - TripSavvy

    Lyon, the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region in southeast France, is the country's third-largest city after Paris and Marseille. With a history stretching to the Gallo-Roman period, Lyon is now an important hub for art, culture, gastronomy, winemaking, and commerce.