Lyon

2000 years of history have left their mark! They are visible through the architectural heritage of Lyon, Roman ruins to Renaissance palaces through the contemporary buildings. Very few cities in the world have such diversity in their urban structure and the historical center of Lyon is simply seen against the world heritage of UNESCO. Between the fifteenth and seventeenth century buildings were built by wealthy Italian, Flemish and German merchants who lived in Lyon. The area was completely renovated in 1980 and 1990 and now offers visitors beautiful architecture both colorful and picturesque. Its commercial hub position between the north of Europe, Italy (Turin is less than 300 kilometers) and Spain allowed him to prosper and acquire a remarkable architectural heritage: the historic site of Lyon , totaling several hundred hectares and boasts a World Heritage designation by UNESCO. But Lyon is also the Fourvière hill and its basilica Notre Dame, the hill of Sainte-Croix and the memory of the weavers and the industrial past of the city, the peninsula, the sixth arrondissement with the Museum of Contemporary Art from Lyon. Lyon is also a good number of culinary specialties (the dumplings '' tripe ''!) To discover in traffic (typical restaurants), accompanied by wine appellation in the Rhône region. At the confluence of the Saone and the Rhone, Lyon celebrates 2000 years of history, as is the formula proposed by the city: already in Roman times Lyon was, indeed, sacred capital of Gaul and she deserves certainly! Lyon, the ancient city in the modern city Lyon was founded by the Romans in 43 BC, it was called Lugdunum. The first Roman colonies settled on the Fourvière.