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Coordinates: 45°46′1″N, 4°50′3″E
Ville de Lyon
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Motto: Avant, avant, Lion le melhor.
(Franco-Provençal: Forward, forward, Lyon the best) Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Lyon may refer to Lyon, France (often known as Lyons in English) The Lyon-based soccer club, Olympique Lyonnais Lyon, Mississippi any of several counties in the United States named Lyon County the Lyon hypothesis Lyon Court, the institution that regulates heraldry in Scotland There are also many people with... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Blason_Lyon. ... Franco-Provençal (Francoprovençal) or Arpitan (in vernacular: patouès) (in Italian: francoprovenzale, provenzale alpina, arpitano, patois; French: francoprovençal, arpitan, patois) is a Romance language with several dialects in a linguistic sub-group separate from Langue dOïl and Langue dOc. ...

Location
Map highlighting the commune of Lyons
Time Zone CET (GMT +1)
Coordinates 45°46′1″N, 4°50′3″E
Administration
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône (69)
Subdivisions 9 arrondissements
Intercommunality Urban Community
of Lyon
Mayor Gérard Collomb (PS)
(2008-2014)
City Statistics
Land area¹ 47.95 km²
Population²
(2007)
470,000
 - Ranking 3rd in France
 - Density 10,000/km² (2007)
Urban Spread
Urban Area 954 km² (1999)
 - Population 1,452,952 (2007)
Metro Area 3,306 km² (1999)
 - Population 1,783,400 (2007)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
France
Historic Site of Lyons*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
State Party Flag of France France
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 872
Region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1998  (22nd Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

Lyon, also known as Lyons in English (Liyon in Franco-Provençal, while former names include Lugdunum in Latin) pronounced [ljɔ̃] in French, is a city in east central France. It is the third largest French city, the first being Paris and the second Marseille. It is a major centre of business, situated between Paris and Marseille, and has a reputation as the French capital of gastronomy and a significant role in the history of cinema. Image File history File links Paris_plan_pointer_b_jms. ... Image File history File links France_jms. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... (Région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Lyon Regional President Jean-Jack Queyranne (PS) (since 2004) Departments Ain Ardèche Drôme Isère Loire Rhône Savoie Haute-Savoie Arrondissements 25 Cantons 335 Communes 2,879 Statistics Land area1 43,698 km² Population (Ranked 2nd)  - January 1, 2006... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Rhône is a French département located in the central Eastern région of Rhône-Alpes. ... Subdivision is the process of subdividing something, usually land, into smaller pieces. ... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The Urban Community of Lyon (French: Communauté urbaine de Lyon), also known as Grand Lyon (i. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... 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A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Franco-Provençal (Francoprovençal) or Arpitan (in vernacular: patouès) (in Italian: francoprovenzale, provenzale alpina, arpitano, patois; French: francoprovençal, arpitan, patois) is a Romance language with several dialects in a linguistic sub-group separate from Langue dOïl and Langue dOc. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Fr-Lyon. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines The Old Port of Marseille Location Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban... Gastronomy is the study of relationship between culture and food. ... 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Together with its suburbs and satellite towns, Lyon forms the second largest metropolitan area in France after Paris, with 1,783,400 inhabitants at the 2007 estimate, and approximately the 20th to 25th largest metropolitan area of Western Europe. Its urban area (Région Urbaine de Lyon), represents half of the Rhône-Alpes région population with 2,9 million inhabitants[1]. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A current understanding of Western Europe. ... (Région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Lyon Regional President Jean-Jack Queyranne (PS) (since 2004) Departments Ain Ardèche Drôme Isère Loire Rhône Savoie Haute-Savoie Arrondissements 25 Cantons 335 Communes 2,879 Statistics Land area1 43,698 km² Population (Ranked 2nd)  - January 1, 2006... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common...


Lyon is the préfecture (capital) of the Rhône département, and also the capital of the Rhône-Alpes région. In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ... Rhône is a French département located in the central Eastern région of Rhône-Alpes. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... (Région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Lyon Regional President Jean-Jack Queyranne (PS) (since 2004) Departments Ain Ardèche Drôme Isère Loire Rhône Savoie Haute-Savoie Arrondissements 25 Cantons 335 Communes 2,879 Statistics Land area1 43,698 km² Population (Ranked 2nd)  - January 1, 2006... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common...


Lyon is known as the silk capital of the world and is known for its silk and textiles and is a centre for fashion.


Lyon is also the international headquarters of Interpol and EuroNews. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... EuroNews is a multilingual and pan-European television news channel launched on January 1, 1993. ...

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History

Main article for early history: Lugdunum.
Further information: Ecclesiastical history of Lyon

Lyonidus was founded as a Roman colony in 43 BCE by Munatius Plancus, a lieutenant of Caesar, on the site of a Gaulish hill-fort settlement called Lug[o]dunon—from the Celtic sun god Lugus ('Light', cognate with Old Irish Lugh, Modern Irish ) and dúnon (hill-fort). Lyon was first named Lugdunum meaning the "hill of lights" or "the hill of crows". Lug was equated by the Romans to Mercury. Colonia Copia Claudia Augusta Lugdunum (modern: Lyon) was an important Roman city in Gaul. ... The following is an account of the ecclesiastical history of Lyon according to the Catholic Encyclopedia. ... Lucius Munatius Plancus (c. ... For other uses, see Julius Caesar (disambiguation). ... Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, apparently the religion of the Iron Age Celts. ... Lugus was a deity widely hypothesized to have been worshipped in Gaul, Britain, Ireland, Spain and other ancient Celtic regions. ... This article is about the modern Goidelic language. ... For other subjects with similar names, see Lug. ... A sculpture of the Roman god Mercury by 17th-century Flemish artist Artus Quellinus. ...


The three parts of Gaul mentioned by Caesar met at Lyon. Agrippa recognized that Lugdunum's position on the natural highway from northern to south-eastern France made it a natural communications hub, and he made Lyon the starting point of the principal Roman roads throughout Gaul. It then became the capital of Gaul, partly thanks to its fortunate site at the convergence of two navigable rivers, and quickly became the main city of Gaul. Two emperors were born in this city: Claudius and Caracalla. Today the archbishop of Lyon is still referred to as "le primat des Gaules". Agrippa may refer to: Menenius Agrippa, a Roman consul in 503 BC. Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63–12 BC), Roman statesman and general, friend of Augustus Caesar. ... Not to be confused with Romans road. ... Gaul (Latin: ) was the name given, in ancient times, to the region of Western Europe comprising present-day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... For other persons named Claudius, see Claudius (disambiguation). ... Caracalla (April 4, 186 – April 8, 217) was Roman Emperor from 211 – 217. ... The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lyon is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in France. ... Primate (from the Latin Primus, first) is a title or rank bestowed on some bishops in certain Christian churches. ...


The Christians in Lyon were persecuted for their religious views under the reigns of the Roman emperors Marcus Aurelius and Septimus Severus. These included saints such as Blandina (Blandine), Pothinus (Pothin) , and Epipodius (Épipode), among others. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (called the Wise) (April 26, 121[2] – March 17, 180) was Roman Emperor from 161 to his death in 180. ... Emperor Septimius Severus Lucius Septimius Severus, (April 11, 146 - February 4, 211) was Roman emperor from April 9, 193 to 211. ... Saint Blandina (d. ... Saint Pothinus (Photinus) (ca. ... Saint Epipodius ( Epipode) and his companion Alexander (d. ...


The great Christian bishop of Lyon in the 2nd century was the Easterner Irenaeus. Saint Irenaeus (Greek: Ειρηναίος), (b. ...

Lyon's 18th-century town hall.

Burgundian refugees from the destruction of Worms by Huns in 437 were resettled by the military commander of the west, Aëtius, at Lugdunum, which was formally the capital of the new Burgundian kingdom by 461. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1168x1752, 2087 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Lyon Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1168x1752, 2087 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Lyon Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Wormser Dom Worms (pronounced ) is a city in the southwest of Germany. ... For other uses, see Hun (disambiguation). ... Flavius Aëtius or simply Aetius, ( 396–454), was a Roman general of the closing period of the Western Roman Empire. ...


In 843, by the Treaty of Verdun, Lyon, with the country beyond the Saône, went to Lothair I, and later became a part of the Kingdom of Arles. Lyon only came under French control in the fourteenth century. Geopolitical divisions according to the Treaty of Verdun. ... The Saône is a river of eastern France. ... Lothair I Lothair I (German: Lothar, French: Lothaire, Italian: Lotario) (795 – 2 March 855), king of Italy (818 – 855) and Holy Roman Emperor (840 – 855), was the eldest son of the emperor Louis the Pious and his wife Ermengarde of Hesbaye, daughter of Ingerman, duke of Hesbaye. ... Map of western Mediterranean, showing location of Arles Arles (Arle in Provençal) is a city in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône département, of which it is a sous-préfecture, in the former province of Provence. ...


Fernand Braudel remarked, "Historians of Lyon are not sufficiently aware of the bi-polarity between Paris and Lyon, which is a constant structure in French development" from the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution (Braudel 1984 p. 327). The fairs in Lyon, the invention of Italian merchants, made it the economic countinghouse of France in the late 15th century. When international banking moved to Genoa, then Amsterdam, Lyon simply became the banking centre of France; its new Bourse (treasury), built in 1749, still resembled a public bazaar where accounts were settled in the open air. During the Renaissance, the city developed with the silk trade, especially with Italy; the Italian influence on Lyon's architecture can still be seen. Thanks to the silk trade, Lyon became an important industrial town during the 19th century. Fernand Braudel (August 24, 1902–November 27, 1985) was a French historian. ... A counting house, or compting house, literally is the building, room, office or suite in which a business firm carries on operations, particularly accounting. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... For other uses of this word, see Silk (disambiguation). ...


Lyon was a scene of mass violence against Huguenots in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacres in 1572. From the 16th to the 18th century the name Huguenot was applied to a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, historically known as the French Calvinists. ... Painting by François Dubois (born about 1529, Amiens, Picardy) The St. ...


The silk workers of Lyon, known as canuts, staged two major uprisings: in 1831 and 1834. The 1831 uprising saw one of the first recorded uses of the black flag as an emblem of protest. The canuts were Lyonnais silk workers, often working on Jacquard looms. ... There were three Canut revolts (French: ) in Lyon during the first half of the 19th Century. ... This article discusses various anarchist symbols, including the circle-A and the black flag. ...


Lyon was a centre for the occupying German forces and also a stronghold of resistance during World War II, and the city is now home to a resistance museum. (See also Klaus Barbie.) The traboules, or secret passages, through the houses enabled the local people to escape Gestapo raids. The Croix de Lorraine, the symbol of the resistance chosen by de Gaulle French Resistance is the name used for resistance movements during World War II which fought the Nazi German occupation of France and the collaborationist Vichy regime. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Klaus Barbie posing with the other OKW officers. ... Traboule (Vieux Lyon) Courtyard of a traboule (Vieux Lyon) Traboules (from Latin transambulare via vulgar Latin trabulare meaning to cross) are a type of passage way associated with the city of Lyon, France (although a few also exist in Chambery, France as well). ... The   (contraction of Geheime Staatspolizei: “secret state police”) was the official secret police of Nazi Germany. ...


Geography

Lyon's geography is dominated by the Rhône and Saône rivers which converge to the south of the historic city center forming a sort of peninsula or "presqu'île"; two large hills, one to the west and one to the north of the historic city center; and a large plain which sprawls eastward from the historic city center. The Rhône River, or the Rhône (French Rhône, Arpitan Rôno, Occitan Ròse, standard German Rhone, Valais German Rotten), is one of the major rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France. ... The Saône is a river of eastern France. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ...


To the west is Fourvière, known as "the hill that prays", the location for the highly decorated Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica, several convents, the palace of the Archbishop, the Tour métallique (a highly visible TV tower, replicating the last stage of the Eiffel Tower) and a funicular. The Tour Métallique de Fourvière, one of Lyons most easily recognisable landmarks Fourvière is a district of Lyon, France located on a hill immediately west of the old part of the town. ... The Basilica Notre Dame de Fourviere on top of the hill The Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a basilica in Lyon. ... Look up basilica in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Beguine convent in Amsterdam. ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... The Tour métallique de Fourvière at night The Tour métallique de Fourvière is a landmark of Lyon, France. ... The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris. ... Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California with gantlet track configuration Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with full length parallel tracks The Gütschbahn in Lucerne, Switzerland – from an 1893 guidebook A funicular, also called funicular railway, inclined railway, inclined plane, or, in the United Kingdom, a cliff railway, is a system of...


To the north is the Croix-Rousse, "the hill that works", traditionally home to many small silk workshops, an industry for which the city was renowned.


The original medieval city (Vieux Lyon) was built on the west bank of the Saône river at the foot of the Fourvière hill, west of the presqu'île. (This area, along with portions of the presqu'ile and much of the Croix-Rousse are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tour Métallique de Fourvière, one of Lyons most easily recognisable landmarks Fourvière is a district of Lyon, France located on a hill immediately west of the old part of the town. ... This article is about the French city. ...


On the peninsula (presqu'île) between the rivers Rhône and Saône is located the third largest public square in France, and one of the largest in Europe, the Place Bellecour. Specifically, it is the largest clear square (i.e., without any patches of greenery, trees or any other kind of obstacles) in Europe.[citation needed] The broad, pedestrian-only Rue de la République leads north from Place Bellecour. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Panorama of three sides of the Place Bellecour The Place Bellecour is a large place in Lyon, specifically, it is the largest clear square (i. ...


East of the Rhône from the presqu'île is a large area of flat ground upon which sits much of modern Lyon and most of the city's population. Situated in this area is the urban centre of Part-Dieu which clusters the former Crédit Lyonnais Tower (central France's only skyscraper), the Part-Dieu shopping centre, and Lyon's main rail terminal, Lyon Part-Dieu. Entrance to the station The Gare de la Part-Dieu (Part-Dieu rail station) is the primary train station for travellers to metropolitan Lyon, France, busier than the citys other stations; Perrache (in the city-center), Lyon-Vaise, Saint-Paul, and Gorges du Loup. ... Crédit Lyonnais is a French bank. ... For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ... Entrance to the station The Gare de la Part-Dieu (Part-Dieu rail station) is the primary train station for travellers to metropolitan Lyon, France, busier than the citys other stations; Perrache (in the city-center), Lyon-Vaise, Saint-Paul, and Gorges du Loup. ...


North of this district is the relatively wealthy 6th arrondissement, which is home to the Parc de la Tête d'Or, one of Europe's largest urban parks, the prestigious Lycée du Parc to the south of the park, and Interpol's headquarters on the park's western edge. The lake, at the centre of the park. ... The Lycée du Parc The Lycée du Parc is a public high school located in the sixth arrondissement of Lyon, France. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Climate

Climate Table
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum temperature (°C) 6.2 8.4 12.4 15.3 20.0 23.5 27.0 26.7 22.3 16.7 10.2 7.1 16.3
Mean daily minimum temperature (°C) 0.1 1.2 3.3 5.6 9.9 13.1 15.6 15.3 11.9 8.4 3.6 1.5 7.5
Mean total rainfall (mm) 52.9 50.5 54.8 72.3 87.8 80.2 62.0 69.0 88.3 94.7 75.1 55.5 843.1
Mean number of rain days 9.4 9.0 8.8 9.5 11.3 8.8 6.8 7.2 7.7 10.3 9.2 9.5 107.5
Source: worldweather.org


For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ...


Administration

Lyon is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes région, the préfecture of the Rhône département, and the capital of 14 cantons, covering 1 commune, and with a total population of 488 300 (2007). France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ...


Arrondissements

The arrondissements of Lyon.
The arrondissements of Lyon.
Mural in the États-Unis area of the 8th arrondissement in 1995

Like Paris and Marseille, Lyon is divided into a number of municipal arrondissements (sometimes translated into English as boroughs), each of which is identified by a number and has its own council and town hall. The nine arrondissements of Lyon. ... Image File history File links Lyon_Arr. ... Image File history File links Lyon_Arr. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (628x1000, 96 KB) Lyon, mural, 1995 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (628x1000, 96 KB) Lyon, mural, 1995 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines The Old Port of Marseille Location Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban... The municipal arrondissement (French: arrondissement municipal, pronounced ), more simply referred to as arrondissement, is a level of administrative division in France lower than the commune. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Five arrondissements were originally created in 1852, when three neighbouring communes (La Croix-Rousse, La Guillotière, and Vaise) were annexed by Lyon.


Between 1867 and 1959, the 3rd arrondissement (which originally covered the whole of the Left Bank of the Rhône) was split three times, creating a new arrondissement in each case.


Then, in 1963, the commune of Saint-Rambert-l'Île-Barbe was annexed to Lyon's 5th arrondissement. A year later, in 1964, the 5th was split to create Lyon's 9th – and, to date, final – arrondissement.


Within each arrondissement, there are a number of recognisable "quartiers" or neighbourhoods:

  • 1st arrdt: Pentes de la Croix-Rousse, Terreaux, Martinière/St-Vincent
  • 2nd arrdt: Cordeliers, Bellecour, Ainay, Perrache, Confluent
  • 3rd arrdt: Guillotière (north), Part-Dieu, Villette, Sans Souci/Dauphiné, Montchat, Grange Blanche (north)
  • 4th arrdt: Plateau de la Croix-Rousse, Serin
  • 5th arrdt: Vieux Lyon (St-Paul, St-Jean, St-Georges), St-Just, St-Irénée, Fourvière, Point du Jour, Ménival, Battières, Champvert (south)
  • 6th arrdt: Brotteaux, Bellecombe, Parc de la Tête d'Or, Cité Internationale
  • 7th arrdt: Guillotière (south), Jean Macé, Gerland
  • 8th arrdt: Monplaisir, Monplaisir La Plaine, Bachut, États-Unis, Grand Trou/Moulin à Vent, Mermoz, Laënnec, Grange Blanche (south)
  • 9th arrdt: Vaise, Duchère, Rochecardon, St-Rambert-l'Île-Barbe, Gorge de Loup, Observance, Champvert (north)

Panorama of three sides of the Place Bellecour The Place Bellecour is a large place in Lyon, specifically, it is the largest clear square (i. ... The Tour Métallique de Fourvière, one of Lyons most easily recognisable landmarks Fourvière is a district of Lyon, France located on a hill immediately west of the old part of the town. ... The lake, at the centre of the park. ...

Culture

A view of one the Parc de la Tête d'Or's many gardens
Statue of Louis XIV, with Ferris wheel in background, at Bellecour.
The "Fête des Lumières" expresses gratitude to the Virgin Mary.
The "Fête des Lumières" expresses gratitude to the Virgin Mary.
A photograph from Fourvière showing the Bugey Nuclear Power Plant in the distance, 30 km away.
The basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which overlooks the city.
The basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which overlooks the city.
The Roman-era Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules
  • Since the Middle Ages, the Arpitans, residents of the region, speak Franco-Provençal dialects. The Lyonnais dialect was partly replaced by the French language as the importance of the city grew. However, it is still alive and, in addition, some "frenchified" Franco-Provençal words can also be heard in the French of the Lyonnais, who call their little boys and girls "gones" and "fenottes" for example.
  • Lyon was an early centre for printing books, and nurtured a circle of 16th century poets.
  • For several centuries Lyon and its bouchons have been known as the French capital of gastronomy, fine handweaving, and the silk trade.
  • The Lumière brothers invented cinema in the town in 1895. The Musée Lumière is there as a testimony, hosting many of their first inventions.
  • December 8 each year is marked by "la Fête des lumières" (the Festival of Lights), a celebration of thanks to the Virgin Mary, who purportedly saved the city from a deadly plague in the Middle Ages. During the event, the local population places candles (lumignons) at their windows and the city of Lyon organizes and projects impressive large-scale light shows onto the sides of important Lyonnais monuments, such as the medieval Cathédrale St-Jean.
  • The church of Saint Francis of Sales is famous for its large and unaltered Cavaillé-Coll pipe organ, attracting audiences from around the world. Lyon also features a renowned opera house.
  • Lyon is also the French capital of "trompe l'œil"-walls, a very ancient tradition. Many are to be seen everywhere around the city.
  • The Brothers of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic congregation that operates schools in Europe and North America, was founded in Lyon in 1821.
  • The African Museum of Lyon is one of the most ancient museum situated and created in Lyon.[2]

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Franco-Provençal (Francoprovençal) or Arpitan (in vernacular: patouès) (in Italian: francoprovenzale, provenzale alpina, arpitano, patois; French: francoprovençal, arpitan, patois) is a Romance language with several dialects in a linguistic sub-group separate from Langue dOïl and Langue dOc. ... Flag of the Lyonnais Lyonnais is a former province of central-eastern France, located in the modern day Rhône département. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... A bouchon is a type of restaurant found in Lyon that serves traditional Lyonnaise cuisine, such as sausages, duck pâté or roast pork. ... A pot of coq au vin, a well-known French dish French cuisine is a style of cooking derived from the nation of France. ... Auguste (left) and Louis Lumière. ... The Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière on the hill is the focal point for the celebration. ... 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UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Saint-Jean and the Croix-Rousse areas, which are noted for their narrow passageways (traboules) that pass through buildings and link the streets either side, were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1998. Traboule (Vieux Lyon) Courtyard of a traboule (Vieux Lyon) Traboules (from Latin transambulare via vulgar Latin trabulare meaning to cross) are a type of passage way associated with the city of Lyon, France (although a few also exist in Chambery, France as well). ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


Main sights

These are the main sights of Lyon.

  • Place Bellecour
  • Tour métallique de Fourvière (1894)
  • La Mouche Cattle Market and Abbatoir (1914, 1928), designed by Tony Garnier.
  • Sainte Marie de La Tourette monastery (1960) designed by Le Corbusier
  • Saint-Exupéry International Airport (formerly Satolas Airport, 1975), designed by Guillaume Gilbert.
  • Opéra National de Lyon, renovated in 1993 by Jean Nouvel.
  • Lyon Airport Railway Station (1994) by Santiago Calatrava.
  • Cité Internationale (1998), designed by Renzo Piano.
  • Cathédrale Saint-Jean
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière.
  • Basilica of St-Martin-d'Ainay.
  • The church of Ainay, dating from the tenth and eleventh centuries, is of the Byzantine style.
  • The doorway of St. Nizier's (fifteenth century) was carved in the sixteenth century by Philibert Delorme.
  • The Roman ruins on the hillside near the Fourviere Basilica, and the accompanying Gallo-Roman Museum. Lyon was formerly Lugdunum.
  • The Medieval Quarter of town, with cobbled streets, shops, and dining.

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Colleges and universities

CPE Lyon (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon) is one of the French Grandes Ecoles of engineering. ... École Centrale de Lyon is one of top notch French Grandes Écoles of engineering. ... // The École catholique des arts et métiers of Lyon is an engineering school. ... EM LYON (Ecole de Management de Lyon) was founded in 1872 by the local business community, and is affiliated to the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ... The École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (also known as ENSL, ENS-lyon or Normale Sup Lyon) is an elite grande école located in Lyon, France, in the district of Gerland. ... The École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines (ENS-LSH) is an elite French grande école located in Lyon, in the district of Gerland, near the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. ... École des Beaux-Arts (IPA ) refers to several art schools in France. ... The logo of INSA de Lyon The Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon or INSA de Lyon is a Grande École dIngénieurs. ... Villeurbanne is a city and commune in eastern central France. ... The Institut dEtudes Politiques de Lyon (or Lyon Institute for Political Sciences) also known as Sciences Po Lyon, was established following an executive decree by General de Gaulle in 1946. ... LInstitution des Chartreux est un établissement scolaire privé sous contrat dassociation avec lEtat. ... The Université Claude Bernard, also known as Université Lyon 1 or UCBL, is one of the three public universities of Lyon, France. ... Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 is a university located in Lyon, France. ... The Catholic University of Lyon (Université Catholique de Lyon) has stood for a hundred and thirty years since its foundation in 1875 in Lyon, France. ... ESDES Business School was founded in 1987 as part of the Catholic University of Lyon which has stood for a hundred and thirty years since its foundation in 1875 in Lyon, France. ... The Lycée du Parc The Lycée du Parc is a public high school located in the sixth arrondissement of Lyon, France. ... La Martiniere Lyon is the La Martiniere College branch in Lyon, France. ...

International schools in Lyon

There are several international schools in Lyon, including:

The Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon (CSI), also known as the Lycée International de Lyon, is a leading international school located in the city of Lyon, France. ...

Sport

Lyon is home to Ligue 1 football (soccer) team Olympique Lyonnais, commonly known as "Lyon" or "OL". The team has enjoyed unprecedented success recently, winning the last six national titles and establishing themselves as France's premier football club. The captain of the side, Juninho Pernambucano is one of several Brazilians at Lyon, and he has received many awards while leading his team to unrivalled success. The team competes in the prestigious UEFA Champions' League and currently plays at the impressive Stade de Gerland, where the Danone Nation's Cup is held every year. The team is set to move to a new stadium in Décines-Charpieu (in the eastern suburbs) in 2010. Lyon also has a rugby union team, Lyon OU, currently playing in division 2, Rugby Pro D2. In addition, Lyon has a rugby league side: Lyon Villeurbanne Rhône XIII, or LVR XIII[3], play in the French rugby league championship. The club's current home ground is Stade Georges Lyvet in Villeurbanne. Finally, Villeurbanne also has a renowned basketball team, ASVEL, who play at the Astroballe arena in Cusset. Ligue 1 (Première division or Division 1 until 2003, now called Ligue 1 Orange) is the top division of French and Monegasque football, one of two divisions making up the LFP, the other being Ligue 2. ... Olympique Lyonnais (popularly known as OL, or simply Lyon) is a French football club based in Lyon. ... Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Júnior (born January 30, 1975 in Recife), commonly known as Juninho or Juninho Pernambucano,[1] is a Brazilian football player, who plays as a central midfielder for French club Olympique Lyonnais. ... The UEFA Champions League (which used to be named and is often called the European Cup) is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The stade de Gerland is the principal sporting hub of the city of Lyon. ... New Olympique Lyonnais Stadium is a multi-use stadium near Decines, France, that is currently being planned. ... Décines-Charpieu is a commune in the département of Rhône and the Rhône-Alpes region of France. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Lyon Olympique Universitaire or LOU is a French rugby union team that currently takes part in Pro D2, the second level of the countrys professional league system. ... Rugby Pro D2, also known as Pro D2 is the second level of domestic club rugby union in France, below the first division, Top 14. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... The French rugby league championship (French: Le Championnat de France de Rugby à XIII) has been the major rugby league tournament for semi-professional clubs in France since the sport was introduced to the country in the thirties. ... The Astroballe is an indoor sporting arena located in Villeurbanne, France. ...


Transport

Air

Saint-Exupéry International Airport is located 20 km to the east of Lyon, and serves as a base for regional and international flights. LYS redirects here. ...


Rail

Lyon is connected to the north (Lille, Paris, Brussels) and the south (Marseille, Montpellier) by the TGV. It was the first city to be connected by the TGV c. 1981. For other uses, see Lille (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... This article is about the settlement itself. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines The Old Port of Marseille Location Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban... Montpellier (Occitan Montpelhièr) is a city in the south of France. ... For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see Transposition of the great vessels. ...


Lyon has two major railway stations: Lyon Part-Dieu, which was built to accommodate the TGV and has become the principal railway station for extra-regional trains; and Lyon Perrache, which is an older station that now primarily serves regional rail services. In practice, many trains, including TGVs, serve both stations. Smaller railway stations include Gorge de Loup, Vaise, Venissieux and St-Paul.


Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport is also directly connected to the TGV network with its own station Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry. LYS redirects here. ... Interior of the station Gare de Saint-Exupéry TGV (formerly Gare de Satolas) is a railway station near Lyon, France. ...


Road

Network of motorways around Lyon
Network of motorways around Lyon

The City is at the heart of a dense road network and is the meeting point of several motorways: A6 (to Paris), A7 (to Marseille), A42 (to Geneve), A43 (Grenoble). The city is now bypassed by the A46. Image File history File links Lyon_Autoroutes. ... Image File history File links Lyon_Autoroutes. ... The A6, also known as the Autoroute du Soleil (along with the A7), is an Autoroute in France, linking Paris to Lyon. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Location of the A7 in France This article is about the French motorway A7, for information about other roads of the same name, or other meanings, click here. ... City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines The Old Port of Marseille Location Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Coordinates Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban... The A42 autoroute is a motorway in Lyon. ... Coat of arms of the Canton of Geneva Coat of arms of the City of Geneva Geneva (French: Genève, German: Genf, Italian: Ginevra, Romansh Genevra, Spanish: Ginebra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zurich), located where Lake Geneva (French: Lac de Genève or Lac L... The A43 autoroute is a motorway in eastern France. ... Grenoble (Franco-Provençal: Grenoblo) is a city and commune in south-east France situated at the foot of the Alps where the Drac joins the Isère River. ... The A46 autoroute is a highway in central France. ...


Intercity coach

Lyon is served by the Eurolines intercity coach organisation. Its Lyon terminal is located at the city's Perrache railway station. Eurolines is a coach (long distance bus) company operating international routes within Europe. ...


Public transport

Public bicycle service Vélo'v
Further information: Lyon Metro and Tramways in Lyon

The TCL (French: Transports en Commun Lyonnais), Lyon's public transport system, consisting of metros, buses and trams, serves 62 communes of the Lyon agglomeration. The metro system has 4 lines, 39 stations and runs with a frequency of up to a metro every 2 minutes. The bus system consists of normal buses, trolleybuses and coaches for areas outside the centre, but which operate on the same ticketing scheme. There are three tram lines since December 2006: T1 from Montrochet in the south to IUT-Fessine in the north, Tram T2 from Perrache station in the southwest to Saint-Priest in the southeast, and Tram T3 from Part-Dieu to Meyzieu. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 752 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2270 × 1809 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 752 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2270 × 1809 pixel, file size: 1. ... A rack-railway train of line C at the station Croix-Paquet. ... The current tram network in Lyon is comprised of three lines. ... The Transports en commun lyonnais (usually referred to as TCL) is literally the Lyon public transport system. ... Autobus redirects here. ... A trolleybus (also known as trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is an electric bus powered by two overhead wires, from which it draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... Saint-Priest may refer to: Places Saint-Priest is the name or part of the name of several communes in France: Saint-Priest, in the Ardèche département Saint-Priest, in the Creuse département Saint-Priest, in the Rhône département Saint-Priest-Bramefant, in the Puy...


The public transit system is complemented by Vélo'v, a bicycle network providing a low cost and convenient bicycle hire service where bicycles can be hired and dropped off at any of several hundred stations throughout the city. A Vélov Bicycle A Vélov Station Vélov is bicycle rental service run by the city of Lyon, France, in conjunction with the advertising company JCDecaux. ...


People from Lyon

Main article: List of people from Lyon

Sister cities

Lyon's sister cities are: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Cultural references

  • The city figures in the play The Lyons Mail by Charles Reade, which was adapted into a film in 1931.
  • Lyon in the year 1656 is described by Samuel Chappuzeau in his book Lyon dans son lustre.
  • A historical article about a 19th century flood inspired the 1979 song "The Flood at Lyons" by the rock band Renaissance.
  • In the Marillion song "Bitter Suite" from Misplaced Childhood there is a reference to Lyon. The line is: "The sky was bible black in Lyons, when I met the Magdalene."
  • Morrissey, former singer with The Smiths, briefly mentions Lyon in the 2006 song "Christian Dior," the B-side to "In The Future When All's Well".
  • Lyon is the name of a multi-player level in the real-time strategy game Company of Heroes.

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References

  1. ^ The RUL website (French)
  2. ^ The African Museum of Lyon Website
  3. ^ Le site de Lyon Villeurbanne Rhône à XIII - LVR XIII
  4. ^ Montreal partner city

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