Lyon, also known as Lyons in English, is a city in east-central France. It is the third-largest French city (the first being Paris and the second being Marseille)
Lyon, the metropolis of the region Rhône-Alpes, provides for an impressive historic city and delicious cuisine. Lyon’s numerous guests will easily find a comfortable accommodation in one of the city’s hotels.
Lyon’s sights are surmounted by the Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica, which is located on the hill Fourviére. There you will also find a wonderful viewing platform, from which, if the weather is good, you can see your hotel in Lyon as well as the peaks of the Alps. From your Lyon hotel you will be able to walk to the Roman amphitheatre, where the “Nuits de Fourviére” are celebrated every year. On your way back to your hotel in Lyon you will pass the cathedral St. Jean, where you can have a look at an astronomical clock from the 14th century.
Numerous of Lyon’s hotels are located near Place Bellecour, the largest square in Europe, which is dominated by a statue of king Louis XIV mounted on a horse. One of the most popular destinations for guests of a Lyon hotel is the Parc de la téte d´or, where you can relax at the lakes, visit the animal garden, let yourself be enchanted by the variety of colours and scents in the botanic garden or be driven around the park by the park’s own railway.
Lyon’s well-organised traffic system provides for four metro lines and two cable-railways for the guests to reach their hotel in Lyon quickly. You can also rent a bicycle, which you may use free of charge for the short distance to your hotel in Lyon. If you are staying at a hotel in the eastern part of Lyon the distinctively shaped company building of the bank Crédit Lyonnais will catch your eye.
Total population: 466,401 (2005)
Postal codes: 69001 - 009