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Lyon is located in the Rhône Valley in southeastern France. This important cultural and economic metropolis is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and the Département of Rhône. With 480,000 residents, Lyon is the third largest city of La Grande Nation, following Paris and Marseille. The old town of Lyon was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

Archdiocese
Lyon is a Roman Catholic Metropolitan archdiocese in France. The Cathedral of St. John, located in the old town directly on the banks of the Rhone, is the archdiocese headquarters. However, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is more well-known in the cityscape because its higher location allows it to be seen from far away.

Cuisine and wine
In addition, Lyon enjoys an excellent reputation with respect to French cuisine. And in fact, Lyon does have a proud culinary tradition. The wide variety of the cuisine here can be explained by the proximity to the Alps on one side and access by ship to the Mediterranean on the other. Moreover, some of the best grape growing areas in France can be found near the city. North of Lyon is the famous Beaujolais region and to the south is the sunny Côtes du Rhône.

Festivals
Lyon also hosts international festivals and local events, such as the "Fête des Lumières", the Festival of Lights.

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From the airport to Lyon

Name: Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS)
Location: approx. 30 km east from the city center of Lyon

All information is subject to change.

 

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