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Where is Lyon? – Lyon Travel Hub12/05/2022
Where is Lyon, France? What is Lyon famous for? Lyon is located in Eastern France and, more precisely, in the Rhône-Alpes. Lyon is the capital city of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and one of the most beautiful French cities to visit.
Set between the rivers Saône and Rhône, the Gauls’ ancient capital is today one of the most attractive European cities from a cultural and gastronomic point of view.
Lyon is a great city for a cultural weekend and also for a gastronomic weekend. With more time available, there are lovely places to visit around Lyon on day trips.
Lyon France in a Nutshell
Population: 513,275 (2015)
Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, South-East France
Average temperatures (max /min): January – 6,4 C /0,3 C; April – 16,3 C / 6,3 C; July – 27,7 C / 16,6 C; October – 17,7 C / 9,3 C.
Main attractions: Vieux Lyon, Notre Dame de Fourbière, Musée des Confluences, Parc de la Tête d’Or.
Lyon Train Station: Lyon Part-Dieu and Lyon Perrache. Find the latest deals on train tickets
Lyon Airport: Lyon-Saint-Exupéry (LYS). Find the latest deals on flight tickets
What to Do in Lyon
Lyon is a history and food lovers paradise. Admire her famous museums and galleries, Vieux Lyon’s hidden traboules, or simply wander the streets, and you’ll be in awe of the historic beauty of the city.
The Traboules, Lyon’s Hidden Gems
Lyon Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide
Vieux Lyon Food Tour with a Local Guide
Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip
Where to Stay in Lyon
The third-largest city by population and second-largest urban area in France, Lyon is a historical, industrial, and cultural city with national and international influence. Staying in the districts of Lyon, spread over 9 districts, some of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is to discover more than 2,000 years of history.
A Great Stop on your French Road Trip
The beautiful city of Lyon is the starting point or one of the stops of some of our favorite French road trips. If you don’t have a car in France, click here for the best car rentals in Lyon and check out our best tips for renting a car in France.