Lyon is a major city located in the southeastern part of France. It is the second largest metropolitan area in France and has prospered as a distribution center for goods since ancient times. Famous as a World Heritage city, it has a history of more than 2000 years since the time of the Roman Empire. It is a popular destination for tourists as it has a lot of attractions and many attractions such as historical buildings, museums and cathedrals. It is also a commercial city that has prospered as a silk town since the Middle Ages, and is also an economically developing city.
- Sightseeing spot 1 : Vieux Lyon
- Sightseeing spot 2 : Basilique Notre dame de Fourvière
- Sightseeing spot 3 : Theatres Romains de Fourviere
- Sightseeing spot 4 : Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
- Sightseeing spot 5 : Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
- Sightseeing spot 6 : Croix-Rousse
- Sightseeing spot 7 : Place Bellecour
- Sightseeing spot 8 : Musee des Beaux-Arts
- Sightseeing spot 9 : Place des Terreaux
- Sightseeing spot 10 : Parc de la Tete d’Or
- Sightseeing spot 11 : Musée Miniature et Cinéma
- Sightseeing spot 12 : Confluence
- Sightseeing spot 13 : Le Mur Des Canuts
- Sightseeing spot 14 : Musées des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs de Lyon
Lyon is located in the southeastern part of France.
Lyon was built in 43 BC as a Roman colonial city. Lyon prospered as a province during the Roman Empire. Since the Middle Ages, it has become a land of France, and trade with Italy has become very active. In the 1800s, the silk fabric industry in Lyon was severely damaged and declined due to the plague, but it succeeded in industrialization and became Europe’s largest silk fabric and textile industry city.
Lyon belongs to the marine west coast climate. Winters are cooler than other cities in France, but summers are very warm. Temperatures range from 1 ° C to 33 ° C throughout the year.
The official language of France is French. There are local languages, including Berber, Creole, and Flemish.
Lyon is relatively safe in France. However, tourists are very easy to be targeted and pickpockets are frequent. Guillaume is also known for its high immigrants and bad reputation among its citizens, including its Chinese town.
France has a large number of Latin, Germanic and Celtic people. However, in recent years, immigrants have been accepted more and more, and there are many African immigrants.
Lyon has prospered since ancient times as a distribution center for supplies. The financial industry has been very well developed since ancient times, and major French banks have their head offices.
Over 70% are Catholics in France. Others are Muslims.
The euro is used in France.
Sightseeing spot 1 : Vieux Lyon
The old town is lined with restaurants serving Lyon’s crafts, miscellaneous goods and traditional cuisine. This place was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1998 as the historic center of Lyon.
Sightseeing spot 2 : Basilique Notre dame de Fourvière
Notre Dame Cathedral is located on the hills of Fourviere. The interior is very popular with its beautiful blue and gold decorations. From the observatory, you can see the beautiful cityscape of Lyon.
Sightseeing spot 3 : Theatres Romains de Fourviere
The Ancient Roman Theater was built in the 15th century BC. This is an event called Fourviere Night, and in the summer, various events such as music concerts, dances and operas are held every night.
Sightseeing spot 4 : Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
It is a historic church where Henry IV once had a wedding in 1600. Inside, you’ll find a gorgeous altar, beautiful stained glass, a pipe organ, and religious paintings.
Sightseeing spot 5 : Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
Lyon Central Market. There are small shops selling a variety of products, including meat and fresh seafood, fruits, vegetables, and delicious sweets and breads.
Sightseeing spot 6 : Croix-Rousse
A place where many craftsmen lived as the center of the silk fabric industry. Held every Sunday morning, Marche is the largest in Lyon. There is also an observatory, from which you can overlook the city of Lyon.
Sightseeing spot 7 : Place Bellecour
The central square of Lyon. A statue of Louis XIV stands in the center of the square, and events are often held on holidays, and a large Ferris wheel also appears depending on the season. Lyon’s famous “Festival of Lights” will be held here.
Sightseeing spot 8 : Musee des Beaux-Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon has a collection of all fields from around the world, from ancient Egyptian and Greek times to paintings by medieval painters and modern works.
Sightseeing spot 9 : Place des Terreaux
Plaza Tello is in front of the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Lyon City Hall. The fountain in the square was created by Frederik Partrdi, a Frenchman who is also the creator of the statue of the goddess of New York.
Sightseeing spot 10 : Parc de la Tete d’Or
A park with a vast land area of 120 hectares. It is one of the largest public parks in France and a place of relaxation for Lyon citizens. There is a lawn, a large pond, and a rose garden in the botanical garden.
Sightseeing spot 11 : Musée Miniature et Cinéma
A museum in the Old Town of Lyon, with props and sets used in famous movies. A large number of miniature models are displayed.
Sightseeing spot 12 : Confluence
It is a very popular tourist spot for young people in Lyon. The Confluence Shopping Center has a hotel on the top floor, and the modern glass-enclosed building houses a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes.
Sightseeing spot 13 : Le Mur Des Canuts
Lyon’s deception is a well-known tourist attraction. This deception picture was drawn by an artist and it really looks like there are stairs.
Sightseeing spot 14 : Musées des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs de Lyon
The Lyon Textile Decorative Arts Museum is home to many exhibits, from Persian rugs to Japanese kimono.
Lyon has plenty of accommodation. Lyon Saint Exupery International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.