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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 2024: Discovering the Allure of Lyon's Vibrant Scene: Your Perfect Guide to Exploring the Heart of France alongside part of Switzerland and Italy in 2024

By C.J John

Independently published
Released: May 11th, 2024
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TRAVEL GUIDE TO LYON 2024: An Easy and Directional Guidebook on Everything you Need to know About Visiting Lyon, France

By Joyce Shelton

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Released: February 21st, 2024
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Lyon Travel Guide 2024: Discover the Top Attractions, Historic Sites, Authentic Dining Experiences, Day Trips, and Insider Tips for an Unforgettable Journey in France's Gem

By Ryan Taylor

Independently published
Released: July 3rd, 2024
Paperback (108 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 108
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  • Publication Date: July 3rd, 2024
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