Lyon is a bustling French city with magnificent well-maintained squares and a large number of historic buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Lyon is in the south of France on the rivers Rhône and Saône, and is both an industrial and a commercial city. Lyon is only a few hours away from the Côte d’Azur and the Alps and is situated between two important wine-growing regions: Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. It is also the shopping city par excellence. You can wander for hours among beautiful shops and specialist stores.
The historic city centre has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the liveliest part of the city. You will encounter numerous museums, among which the Weaving Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Another attraction is the magnificent Place Bellecour, which is the biggest square in Europe, with an equestrian statue of Louis XIV.