Welcome to Lyon!

Welcome to France!

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Lyon, the former capital of Gaule, is a city steeped in history, with a strong identity. It is an old prominent ancient city and the architecture of the city reflects this rich heritage. The historic city center of Lyon is located where the Rhône and the Saône rivers converge, forming a peninsula called Presqu’île.

Today, Lyon still has a strong appeal. The urban community of Greater Lyon is the second  most populated in France with 1.3 million inhabitants.

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Traveling to Lyon is easy, whether by plane, train, coach, or car sharing.  More information about different modes of arrival are available on the Travel to Lyon page.

©Brice Robert

©Brice Robert

There are many beautiful and culturally rich places to visit while you are in Lyon. To learn more about travelling within the city, visit the Travel Within the City page. For more information on sightseeing during your visit, please visit http://www.en.lyon-france.com/.