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Lyon Travel Guide
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes (© raoulgalop - Fotolia.com)
Aerial view of Lyon.

Introduction

Ancient capital of Gaul, silk capital of Europe in the Renaissance, then industrial powerhouse, Lyon now likes to style itself as the capital of gastronomy in France.

Lyon hosts the international headquarters of Interpol, Euronews and International Agency for Research on Cancer. Rich in historical and architectural landmarks, Lyon became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. The Lumière brothers invented cinematograph here in 1894.

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