Lyon, one of the most beautiful cities in France and since 1998 UNESCO site. Two thousand years of history have left their mark on the urban landscape of Lyon. The rich heritage of cultural resources reflects the different historical eras of this city, the capital of the regional department of the Rhône-Alpes and located halfway between Paris and Marseille.
It is considered the gastronomic capital of France, which is a truly “tantalizing” thought for those who are about to visit it. The city is bathed by two rivers, the Rhone and the Saône, which flow both from north to south. The center can easily be visited by foot. The main areas of tourist interest are: the Fourvière hill, the oldest part of the city, also known as the “prayer hill” for the numerous churches and religious institutions present; the Vieux Lyon, the Renaissance area, along the right bank of the river Saône; Presqu’île, between the two rivers, the true beating heart of the city; Croix-Rousse, north of Presqu’île, between the two rivers, is known as “the hill that works” because until the nineteenth century it was the area of silk workers. These are the UNESCO World Heritage sites.