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  • Silk workshop
    Silk is manufactured in Lyon since the 16th century. They make beautiful things of skill, it must be one of the best jobs. :) The workshop can be visited only by groups of 40-50 people, but if you have the chance to get into a group, [...]
    D: 1.5mi00
  • Historical Museum and Puppet Museum
    The two museums are in the same building, one of the most impressive Renaissance mansions in Lyon built at the beginning of the 16the century. The Historical Museum of Lyon is like telling the story of the city and its people from the [...]
    D: 1.2mi00
  • Place Bellecour
    Place Bellecour is one of the largest squares in Europe. It is located between the rivers Rhone and Saone and it's really huge. Right in the center of the square you will find the statue of King Luis XIV on horseback created by the [...]
    D: 0.8mi00
  • Hotel de Ville
    The City Hall was built in its present form by Jules Hardouin-Mansart in the year 1700. Check the gardens inside. No public access inside the building [...]
    D: 1.6mi00
  • Local roman museum
    If you are at Lyon, you shoould visit the roman museum. It´is well done regarding the museums exhibiton and it also has got an open air area. There you can see a piece of the roman city Lugdunum, today Lyon. It´s worth avisit. [...]
    D: 1mi00
  • Musee Historique des Tissus
    The most important museum shows pieces of textil art. Besides modern pieces are a lot of hundreds of years old exemplars too. [...]
    D: 0.6mi00
  • Basilique Saint-Martin-d'Ainay
    Lion's oldest church, inauguration in 1107 is built in roman style. The round pillars are from a church form Rome. [...]
    D: 0.6mi10
  • Cathedrale Saint-Jean
    Built from the 12th to the 14th century. It's a mixture of roman and gothic style. [...]
    D: 1.1mi00
  • Roman museum
    Visit the archaeological museum of Lyon. It has got a good open air part, with partly restored city quarters. Tel.: 04 72 38 81 90 [...]
    D: 1mi00

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Lyon History

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 [...]
 
 
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  • $1032Lufthansa flight Lufthansa 
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    Calgary, AB (YYC)Lyon, FR (LYS)06/25/201910:30 am
    Lyon, FR (LYS)Calgary, AB (YYC)07/10/201910:00 am
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  • $1033Lufthansa flight Lufthansa 
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    Calgary, AB (YYC)Lyon, FR (LYS)06/25/201910:30 am
    Lyon, FR (LYS)Calgary, AB (YYC)07/10/201910:00 am
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  • $1080Lufthansa flight Lufthansa 
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    Calgary, AB (YYC)Lyon, FR (LYS)07/31/201910:10 am
    Lyon, FR (LYS)Calgary, AB (YYC)08/06/201904:45 pm
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