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Lyon City Guide Introduction - Lyon, France

Intro to Lyon

This city in the Rhône-Alpes region in the southeast of France traces its history from the Romans. Starting from the Renaissance, Lyon came to be known as "the silk capital of the world."

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Getting Around Lyon

Lyon’s comprehensive public transport system includes Metros, buses, trams, trolleybuses and funiculars. The city also has a bike program similar to the one in Paris. Explore the city on foot, cruise down one of the rivers, or take a taxi to your destination.» read more

Getting Into Lyon

Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport, to the east of the city, is serviced by several European carriers like Aer Lingus, British Airways and Luftansa, as well as low-cost carrier EasyJet. For those who prefer traveling by train, we’ll outline how to get around from each of the three main stations. » read more

Lyon Budget Tips

Need help planning your visit in Lyon, and want to save some euros along the way? We’ll let you know where to find the tourist office, as well as information about museum and transportation passes and discounts for students and seniors. » read more

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Lyon City Guide Introduction

This city in the Rhône-Alpes region in the southeast of France traces its history from the Romans. Starting from the Renaissance, Lyon came to be known as "the silk capital of the world."

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