What Are Some Facts About Lyon, France?

Lyon is the third largest French city and the capital of Rhone-Alpes. Known for its cultural elegance, this historical city is listed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Lyon is located in the east-central portion of France, where it occupies the promontory formed by the confluence of the Saone and Rhone rivers. The city's landscape is predominantly hilly, which is only broken by low-lying plains to the east.

Lyon is renowned for its architecture, which is heavily influenced by the ancient Romans. Its fascinating culture is manifested in various forms through the city's annual musical celebrations, museums, cinema and shopping experience, religious sites and local cuisine.