Lyon is France’s third-largest city and sits on the historically strategic confluence of two great rivers, the Saône and the Rhône. The rivers help shape the city geographically and culturally; Vieux Lyon (the old town) and the hill of Fourvière on the banks of the Saône, the business district of Part Dieu on the Rhône side, and Presqu’île and Croix Rousse between the two. Whole chunks of Lyon are UNESCO World Heritage sites, reflecting its historic and cultural heritage. Lyon is famous for its ‘canuts’, the silk weavers who worked in Croix Rousse, its traboules, narrow passageways that link streets and houses, and above all, its reputation as the capital of not just French, but world, gastronomy. A trip to Lyon is a feast for the eyes, for the senses, and most certainly for the stomach.
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