A couple of days in Lyon, France
The town lies beautiful at the connection of the rivers Rhone and Saone. The place is surrounded by a nice landscape, giving you also the opportunity to take walks or make trekking tours.
Take yourself more time to visit the city and the surrounding places. It's worth to spend some more time here, you will fing yourself caught by the 'French feeling'.
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Like many other French cities, Lyon started off as a Roman colony. Munatius Plancus founded Lugdunum in 43 BC. The name of the city originally mean “the hill of lights”, in honour of a Celtic deity. The strategic importance of the settlement did not go unnoticed, and several major trade roads were built to pass through the city. Naturally, the city became one of the most influential in the province of Gaul, eventually becoming its capital. Christian persecution was especially strong in Lugdunum, which has given birth to quite an impressive number of saints. In the first millennium, Lyon was raided by tribes of nomads, after which... Read more »
Recent reviews for Lyon
Short trip in Lyon - May 16, 2008, by Wazling
It was a really interesting trip to Lyon. Several reenactment groups have been hired for showing the visitors of the museum of ancient rome the live of an roman soldier and the gauls. More than hundred people were disguised as soldiers and... Read more »
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