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[Europe Travel] France: Lyon

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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.

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Location

Lyon is located in the southeastern part of France.

History

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.

Climate

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.

Language

The official language of France is French. There are local languages, including Berber, Creole, and Flemish.

Security

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.

Race

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.

industry

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.

religion

Over 70% are Catholics in France. Others are Muslims.

currency

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.

Hotel

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.

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