LYON, an exceptional city

With a rich history stretching back more than 2000 years, Lyon has taken shape over time, presenting visitors today with neighbourhoods that have a unique atmosphere and reflect the city’s evolution

Since its foundation by the Romans in 43 BCE, on Fourvière Hill, the city has expanded from west to east, building on the advantages offered by its two hills and two rivers.

Included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1998, Lyon’s four historic districts cover 500 hectares, taking visitors on a journey back through time. Follow the guide, from Antiquity to the present day!

Lyon is the First Europe’s city-break destination (WorldTravelAwards2016), the world capital of gastronomy and the most popular business tourism destination, outside Paris.