Europe and the Mediterranean


Lyon in French; Liyon en French Provencal

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  • Lyon Airport– Saint Exupéry


  • To get to Lyon: TGV station, motorway
  • To move around Lyon: more than 100 bus lines, 4 subway lines, 2 cable cars, minibuses, 3 tramlines, bike rental, electric tricycles (le Cyclopolitain) and cruises on the Rhone



Where to sleep

Tourist office

Office de Tourisme. Place Bellecour. 69002 Lyon. Tel. 04 72 77 69 69

To visit


  • Ruins of the roman city on the hill of Fourvière
  • Vieux Lyon (medieval and renaissance quarter)
  • Saint-Jean Cathedral
  • Churches of Saint-Martin-d’Ainay
  • Church of Saint-Bonaventure


Lyon has 30 museums. Here are some of them::

  • Gallo Roman Museum in Fourvière: tel. (+33) 04 72 38 49 30
  • Printing Museum: tel. (+33) 04 78 37 65 98
  • Museum of textiles and Decorative Arts: tel. (+33) 04 78 38 42 00
  • Museum of Fine Arts: tel. (+33) 04 72 10 17 40
  • Center for the History of the Resistance and Deportation: tel. (+33) 04 78 72 23 11


  • On the Lyon City Council web site you will find four cultural routes of the city
  • The city Council also organizes guided tours

Do not forget

  • Lyon has been described as city of “the silk”, of “the Three Gauls” and of “Resistance”
  • Every December 8 is celebrated the “Festival of Lights” during which the people of Lyon light thousands of lanterns in their windows
  • The great Lyon Opera building is testimony of a lyric tradition for three centuries

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Ramon Llull quotations

«No treasure is greater than the truth»

Messages about Ramon Llull

Ramon Llull went on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 1265, aged thirty three.

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