Lyons The Essential
The capital of Gaul, Lugdunum, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built on two hills at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. With a history stretching back twenty centuries, the second largest city in France boasts Gallo-Roman ruins, a Renaissance district, Classical-style mansions on the Presqu'île and the silk workers' houses of the Croix-Rousse quarter, as well as some fine modern architecture. Renowned for its quality of life, Lyon is also famous for its fine cuisine.
Old Lyon Stretches from the River Saône
The collections of this conservatory of