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Lyons is the third city of France, sits sedately astride its two rivers, the Rhone and Sadne. It is a reserved, bourgeois town, devoted to commerce. Silk is now less important industrially than machinery and chemicals, but the mercantile temper of the Lyonnais has not changed. The i2th-cent. Cathedral has notable choir-stalls; there are fine museums, one of them devoted to silks. The industrial suburb of Villeurbanne is the home of Roger Planchon's famous repertory theatre.
The most interesting towns around Lyon are, Brou, whose wonderful church inspired Matthew Arnold; and Vienne, on the Rhone, rich in Roman remains. To the N. are the vineyards of the Beaujolais. The Lyons region is a high sanctum of French gastronomy: some of the greatest dishes are quenelles de brochet, saucisson chaud, and elaborate ways of preparing chicken, game, and crayfish.
To the W. of Lyons, the vast mountain plateau of the Massif Central, with its gorges and volcanic rocks, is the most desolate region in all France, yet full of variety and interest. This is Auvergne, the land of hardy peasants whose traditional folk customs -- dances such as the bourree, and the use of musical instruments such as the aielle - are dying out.
There are fine Romanesque churches in the hills all around Clermont Ferrand, the chief town of Auvergne. Le Puy, in a strange volcanic region of spiky hills, has a superb cathedral and the Church of Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe, which is dramatically situated on a pinnacle of rock. Le Mont-Dore and La Bourboule are attractive resorts in hilly countryside. Vichy, down on the northern plain, is famous as France's leading spa town and as the wartime capital of unoccupied France; St Etienne is a big industrial town.
Further S. are the chalky uplands of the Causses, the beautiful Tarn Gorges, and the barren Cevennes Mountains, the Protestant stronghold where Robert Louis Stevenson travelled with his donkey. At Roquefort, you can see the famous cheeses maturing in chilly caves in a mountain-side. At Conques, the little village church contains some of the richest treasures in France. Lyon is the capital of the region of Rhone-Alpes and the third largest city in France after Paris and Marseille, the city one of the major metropolitan centers of Europe
The Story of Lyon starts in 43 BC, when the Roman officer Lucius Munatius Plancus, taking command by the Senate, sets up the city with the Roman name Lugdunum.In 27 BC becomes the capital of one of the three provinces of Gallia Lugdunensis and capital of the Roman Gaul.
The west side of the city is dominated by the hill of Fourvier known as the "hill of praying" derived from the church of Notr Dame de Fourvier and the hill of Croix Rousse (red cross) known as the "hill that works" thanks to the traditional fabricks of silk.
At the foot of those two hills lies the old medieval city of Lyon a must see attraction of the city. the old town consists of narrow passes the traboules which allow the passage from one street to another, through the courts of the houses, the old city is a historic heritage of UNESCO since1998.
The cuisine of Lyon has a reputation of diversity of traditional cooking with the rare combination of Alpine and Mediterranean origins. North and south of the city are the Beaujolais wine-growing areas.
Every year the city held an annual festival. The odd years is organised the festival of contemporary art, while during the even years is organised a dance festival. These two festivals every year are based on specific topics and attract spectators and tourists from around the world.

Mercure Grand Hotel Saxe Lafayette Mercure Grand Hotel Saxe Lafayette 29 Rue De Bonnel, Lyon
The Mercure Grand Hotel Saxe Lafayette is located in the heart of Lyon's business area, 5 min away from the Part Dieu TGV railway station, the Convention Centre and near the Presqu'île and Old Lyon... More
Inter Hotel Axotel Perrache Inter Hotel Axotel Perrache 12 rue Marc Antoine Petit, Lyon
Set in the heart of the city, Axotel Perrache offers quality service in the true lyon tradition and a warm welcome in tasteful surroundings.More
Sofitel Lyon Sofitel Lyon 20 Quai Gailleton, Lyon

Located between the Rhone river docks and the Place Bellecour, near the antique dealers area and art galleries, the Sofitel Lyon is a luxury hotel offering 164 rooms including 26 Junior suites More
Hôtel du Helder Hôtel du Helder 38 Rue de Marseille, Lyon
Hotel du Helder is a charming property located just 35 kilometers from the Saint Exupery Airport. We are in the heart of the beautiful town of Lyon. More
Best Western Hôtel Charlemagne Best Western Hôtel Charlemagne 23 Cours Charlemagne, Lyon
The hotel charlemagne benefits from an ideal location, in the heart of the city of lyon. Our hotel offers a wide range of services for business trips as well as guests visiting the city. More
La Résidence La Residence 18, Rue Victor Hugo, Lyon
In a quarter that is lulled between both the Saône and Rhône rivers, the Residence offers all the charms of art de vivre in Lyon. Modern with a touch of warm and inviting tradition More
Stars Lyon Centre Stars Lyon Centre 4 rue du Professeur Calmette, Lyon
This budget hotel is situated close to the centre of Lyon, within easy reach of the city's main business district, the Palais des Congrès and Eurexpo exhibition centres and some of the best hospitals... More
Alexandra Alexandra 49 Rue Victor Hugo, Lyon
Ideally located in the heart of Lyon’s pedestrian streets, the hotel offers quiet accommodation within a stone’s throw of the train station, and very close to a metro station. More
Best Western Crequi Lyon Part Dieu Best Western Crequi Lyon Part Dieu 37, Rue de Bonnel, Lyon
Don't Miss Out our Special Week-End Rates in January & February 2008!**And More! Breakfast is free for your Valentine's Stay between the 15th and the 17th of February 2008! More
Cour Des Loges

Cour Des Loges 6, rue du Boeuf, Lyon

Located in the heart of the Old Town of Lyons (granted World Heritage Site status by Unesco), the hotel which comprises four magnificently restored Renaissance buildings from the 14th, 16th and 17th... More
Dubost Dubost 19, Place Carnot (cote Saone ), Lyon

At immediate proximity of the pedestrian streets and restaurants of the town centre, the hotel Dubostis ideally situated.…More

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