Europe and the Mediterranean

Lyon

Lyon in French; Liyon en French Provencal

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Directions

BY AIR

  • Lyon Airport– Saint Exupéry

BY LAND

  • 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

Currency

euro

Where to sleep

Tourist office

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

To visit

Sights

  • 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

Museums

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

Also…

  • 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

 
«The arrogant man does not know himself or others»
 

Messages about Ramon Llull

 
Ramon Llull spoke Catalan, Occitan, French, Arabic and Latin and promoted the learning of languages.
 

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