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Lyon
Lyon
Despite its reputation as a business city, Lyon has much more to offer: most prominently in the way of gourmet temptation, with a proliferation of internationally recognized chefs. A distinctive historic quarter has earned UNESCO World Heritage recognition, and aside from excellent gourmet dining. Visitors will find a thriving clubbing and pub scene, outstanding museums, and top-notch art galleries, revealing a Lyon that is anything but all business.
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Popular Attractions in Lyon

Lyon Old Town
4.7/5
217 Reviews
The Lyon Old Town is located on the right shore of Saone River, at the foothill of the Fourviere. There are still many old buildings from the 15th to 17th centuries. Many medieval, Renaissance and classical houses are connected to each other. The streets are paved with pebbles. Streetside boutiques, craft shops, restaurants, and cafes are avaliable. While you are shopping, don't forget to look up at the street buildings。 The houses are very beautiful, and you can see stone decorations carved in the windows. They all give a different charm to the old city of Lyon.
Fourvière
4.6/5
143 Reviews
Fourviere is a symbol of Lyon, the cradle of Lyon and the birthplace of Lyon Christianity. The top of the mountain is the height of Lyon, overlooking the city of Lyon, and is a great place to enjoy the night view. On the hill there is Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, a Catholic Church built in the 19th century and in Baroque style. On the south side there is the Romanesque Arena and the Roman Gaul Museum.
Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere
4.6/5
128 Reviews
Church
Though not nearly as old as most of France's famous churches, the Basilique de Fourviere can hang with the big boys when it comes to grandeur. The building was erected between 1872 and 1884 using private funds, and was meant to thank God for victory over socialists and in expiation of the sins of modern France. Sometimes called the “upside-down elephant,” the design of the massive, twisty, fortress-like building was influenced by oriental, symbolist and neo-classic influences. An observatory allows for a panoramic view of the city. Guided tours are available.
Place Bellecour
4.5/5
129 Reviews
Square
The largest pedestrian square in all of Europe, the vast Place Bellecour is often the site of rallies, demonstrations, concerts, and in the winter, an ice skating rink and a gargantuan Ferris wheel. Once upon a time, the site was an alluvial island, and the Roman military set up camp and market there. The swampy area slowly became a pasture, and in 1604, Henry IV forced Lyon's city council to acquire it for a public square – a court trial ensued, and the square didn't take shape until 1708, when Louis the XIV took ownership of it. He named it Place Louis-le-Grand and a bronze statue of him was placed in the middle. Half a century later, the French Revolution destroyed the royal statue and replaced it with an altar dedicated to liberty, as well as a guillotine. It was renamed Place Bonaparte, and later Place Napoleon. In 1825, however, a new statue of Louis XIV was reinstated in the plaza, which still remains.

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Travelogue

If You Don't Taste These Seven Dishes, Your Trip to Lyons will be Meaningless!
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Lyon
When it comes to cars, Americans refer to Detroit. When it comes to food, the French refer to Lyon. Lyon is known as the "city of gastronomy" in France, and its rich local products shame other cities.
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European Capital of Wall Art? Not Only Berlin This French City Is Bedecked With Frescoes Too
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Lyon
The heart of European wall art is to be found in its "fresco capitals," Lyon and Berlin. Frescoes were first produced in Lyon in 1978, and now number over 250 works; initially they were intended simply to brighten the place up, but now they have become a part of the city's culture. This album introduces the best-known fresco sites in Lyon.
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After Visiting These Unique Neighborhoods, It’s Really True to Lyon
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Lyon
The Lyon neighborhood is very distinctive. For example, the Red Cross neighborhood, once a textile workshop, is now a gathering place for young designers; the old town block still retains the pure French hutong style; and the confluence area is full of post-modern architecture and art. Emerging creative park.
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Lyon Weather

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Today
Oct 25, 2020
9 °
Mostly Cloudy
9-18
Tomorrow
Oct 26, 2020
10°
Mostly Cloudy
10-19
Tuesday
Oct 27, 2020
6°
Showers
6-12
Wednesday
Oct 28, 2020
8°
Intermittent Clouds
8-13
Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Lyon
Oct 25, 2020 Lyon Weather:Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:93%, Sunrise/Sunset:08:10/18:39
Lyon Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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Here are the best places to visit in Lyon, including: Musée des miniatures et décors du cinéma, Place des Terreaux, Hotel de Ville, Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere, Rue du Boeuf.
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