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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: A Culinary and Cultural Tour of France's Gastronomic Capital

By Amelia Moore

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The Lyon Traveler's Guide 2023: An Insider's Guide to the Best of France's Second City. Uncovering the City's Culture, Cuisine and History

By Leonard Shriner

Independently published
Released: March 15th, 2023
Paperback (169 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798387140341
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  • Number of Pages: 169
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Lyon France Travel Guidebook 2023: The Ultimate Complete Tourist Guide to Lyon for a Better Travel Experience (The Travelers Ultimate Guidebooks)

By Rex M. Jason

Independently published
Released: October 30th, 2023
Paperback (158 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798865888253
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  • Number of Pages: 158
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  • Publication Date: October 30th, 2023
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Lyon Travel Tips (France): Discover the most up-to-date and amazing places to explore in Lyon, along with current information and guides on when to go, ... Cities in France and Italy)

By Hudson Miles

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LYON TRAVEL GUIDE 2023: A journey through France culinary capital, must-see attractions, and insider tips for an unforgettable adventure to Lyon

By RHONDA H. GANTT

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Released: September 11th, 2023
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  • EAN: 9798861050692
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  • Number of Pages: 165
  • Author: RHONDA H. GANTT
  • Publication Date: September 11th, 2023
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