There is one city that reflects best the idea that visitors have of French culture. A city with old buildings, rich in history, little delicacy shops, and a thousand year old cultural heritage… Watch the video et discover Lyon !
Lyon is world-famous as the leading city in French cuisine. Its most renowned chef is Paul Bocuse.
Just like Kyoto, Lyon has a rich history and a traditional culture. It also used to be a capital during the Roman Empire. It has a privileged location : at one hour from the Alps and the French Riviera, in a fertile valley that provides in abundance its wines, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and other typically French specialties.
Lyon celebrates the festival of lights every 8 december. It is the most popular festival in the city.
Lyon nurtured famous children : the brothers Lumière, pioneers of the cinema and inventors of the cinematograph.