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  2. Lyon - Wikipedia

    Lyon, formerly 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 , 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Saint-Étienne .

  3. Lyon travel - Lonely Planet | France, Europe

    France. 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, also spelled Lyons, 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. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Lyon - 2023 (with Photos ...

    Things to Do in Lyon, France: See Tripadvisor's 545,546 traveler reviews and photos of Lyon tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in October. We have reviews of the best places to see in Lyon. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.

  7. 10 Best Things to Do in Lyon | U.S. News Travel

    Ranking of the top 10 things to do in Lyon. Travelers favorites include #1 Theatres Romains de Fourvière, #2 Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière and more.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. The long history of Lyon, which was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. as the capital of the Three Gauls and has continued to play a major role in Europe's political, cultural and economic development ever since, is vividly illustrated by its urban fabric and the many fine historic buildings from all periods. Description is available ...

  11. Lyon - France

    Lyon is France's food capital and an ideal city break holiday destination. Eat local cuisine in traditional restaurants and follow the Rhône Valley wine route