The Capital of Gastronomy.
Lyon is the birthplace of many amazing things: bike rental services, Roman Emperors (two of them!), film-making, and Atari. Both Euronews and Interpol have their headquarters in Lyon, creating a well informed, secure city that is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
But wait, there’s more: Lyon is gastronomical! The city currently has 14 Michelin star restaurants and 22 of the best restaurants in France so your tummy is in for a treat! It also specializes in Bouchon meals – a very traditional experience dating back hundreds of years where you can experience many long established recipes made from local products.
Bright lights, big city: There are 325 sites and monuments illuminated in the third largest city in France, every night. So, your journey to scope out the best Gras double for dinner will be well lit. Also, Lyon has one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world. Visit the Saint Jean Cathedral and you will be able to see how the clock’s dials show the date, positions of the moon, sun and the Earth as well as rising times of stars in the Lyon sky.
Situated close to the Alps and the Mediterranean, Lyon is just waiting for your visit!
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