Lyon France, A Jewel In The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

Lyon France

Lyon is a city in eastern France, located at the place where the rivers Rhone and Saone meet.

The city’s slogan is: “Avant, avant Lion le melhor!” (Forward, forward, Lyon the best!)
The historic centre is on the list of World Heritage of UNESCO since 1998.

A lot of fellow Dutchmen pass Lyon when they take the Autoroute Du Soleil to reach the Mediterranean for their Summer Holidays.

We must have passed Lyon more than a dozen of times. Never considering a stop or stopover there.
In January 2017 we made an exception and put it on our list of cities to visit.
And this wasn’t a mistake.
Lyon has a lot to offer.
As mentioned before, Lyon is listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, and the cobblestone streets of this city have a history of 2000 years.
Vieux Lyon boasts one of the largest Renaissance neighbourhoods of Europe.
It is a student city with first-class shopping opportunities, antique markets, vibrant theatre and music festivals and several interesting museums.
One of the highlights for us was a visit to the Musee Des Beaux-Arts during a Henri Matisse exhibition “Le Laboratoire Interieur”

Saône. View on Quai St Vincent

Saône. View on Quai St Vincent

 

Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon

Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon

 

Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon

Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon

Boulevard des Canuts

Boulevard des Canuts

 

Lyon France

Lyon France

 


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Karin is a flexitarian who loves history and languages. She also enjoys cycling, walking, watching Netflix (her guilty pleasure) and reading (a lot).
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