City of Lights
Half-way between sea and mountain, northern and southern Europe, Lyon in the Rhône-Alpes region is at the foot of two hills and crossed by two water courses. Rich geographical and geological features that in way detract from the dynamism of the City itself.
Lyon is the second largest city in France and has a history dating back over more than 20 centuries. It rapidly became one of the major economic, military, religious and political centers in France over the following centuries. Lyon became the birthplace of the French silk industry, producing refined pieces of this precious fabric.
Ever since the Middle Ages Lyon has been considered the French capital of gastronomy. Today this is illustrated by the impressive number of restaurants within the city and surrounding area, ranging from the famous bouchons (typical local eateries) to Michelin star-awarded establishments.
Lyon is also home to the internationally renowned chef Paul Bocuse and his celebrated restaurants.