Rhone Alpes

Your Holidays in France in Rhone Alpes

LYON

It is dominated by three hills, the Fourviere, which houses several monasteries and is also the home to the Notre-Dame Fourviere summit, the La Croix Rousse that extends north from the plateau Caluire-and-Bake and Rilleux-la-Pape to the foothills of Dombes, and which enjoys immense popularity as being the residence of the silk workers and separated from Fourviere by the plateau of the Saone, and the Duchere, which is located in the foothills of the Monts d'north-west of the city.

Located in the strategic path running through Europe, and capital of the Rhone department of France, Lyon enjoys the distinction of being a historically enriching and a place of strategic importance for the country.

It is located in the confluence of the rivers Rhone and Saone and is accessible from the Marseille, Turin, Geneva and Barcelona.

It has a rich history of being known for renaissance movement and the ghosts of the past linger in the architectural splendors still existing today. So much so that it has been declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO. 

Also , it had been the capital of the Gauls of erstwhile Roman Empire, and the museums of Lyon has relics of the past to prove the connection.

It is dominated by three hills, the Fourviere, which houses several monasteries and is also the home to the Notre-Dame Fourviere summit, the La Croix Rousse that extends north from the plateau Caluire-and-Bake and Rilleux-la-Pape to the foothills of Dombes, and which enjoys immense popularity as being the residence of the silk workers and separated from Fourviere by the plateau of the Saone, and the Duchere, which is located in the foothills of the Monts north-west of the city.

It enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year.

 

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