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Lyon FranceLyon is a city in the east-central part of France between Paris and Marseille. The city was named after the Celtic God Lugoves. Lyon forms the largest conurbation in France, consisting of a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas.
The city is best known for its historical and architectural landmarks. It is also known as an important area for the production of silk and then modernized history of cinema.
One of the best known things about Lyon is the famous light festival which occurs on December 8th and last for 4 days, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights.
Oceanic/Mediterranean climateLyon lies in the broad transition zone between the temperate oceanic climates of northern France and the subtropical Mediterranean climates to the south. Lyon has warm summer temperatures that are warmer than the typical oceanic climates. In contract, Lyon doesn't have winter rainfall or cool summers temps. During the winter, it can get as cold as 37.8 degrees f and warmest at 71.6 degrees F. Precipitation is adequate year around at an average of 32.7 inches, but the winters are usually the driest.
Frenchified CityOne of the biggest cultural traditions in Lyon is the Festival of Lights, in celebration to the Virgin Mary, who had saved the city from a deadly plague in the middle ages. The event places candles in their windows and has large scale light shows.
As stated, Lyon is a big place for historical and cultural places, such as the church of Saint Francis of Sales and the Opera Nouvel. Both of these places have been protected and preserved throughout history. One of the oldest museums is the African Museum of Lyon, situated in Lyon. There are many other museums around Lyon as well, though, to show off its history. Due to its history, Lyon is also the designated site for the UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998.
Lyonnaise cuisine is very renowned. It’s known as the capital of gastronomy, or traditional French cuisine. This reputation also comes with the fact that two of France’s best known wine-growing regions are near Lyon. Such traditions like Rosette lyonnaise, andouilette, and fromage blanc are found around here.
Just as well, sports is a big deal among the people of Lyon. Such things as football, rugby, and ice hockey are home here. All these teams compete in prestigious legs and look to be world champions.
What to seeHere is a list of special attractions in Lyon.