Situated on the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is a picturesque French town located in Central Eastern France. Lyon is the capital of the France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and it is the third largest town in France. Modern day Lyon attractions are its food, light festival and industry, however it is a city where old meets new and as you wander through the tree lined streets, you'll feel the history that resonates through this beautiful city.
When you think of France, the Roman Empire and Roman ruins don't immediately come to mind. They're saved for the greats like Rome or England yet Lyon has it's own well preserved Roman amphitheatre and some of the best Roman ruins in France located in its museum. Lyon is in fact and ancient Roman settlement, steeped in history beyond what you find in its paved streets, you just need to take the funicular up the hill and head to it's open air museum.
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