Lyon, the second largest city in France, lies at the confluence of the Saone and Rhone rivers in central-eastern Rhone-Alpes region. Lyon was founded on the Fourviere hill as the Roman colony of Lugdunum in 43 BC. Later it became the capital of the Burgundian kingdom and finally came under French control in the 14th century. Nowadays the Lyon region is an economic powerhouse of European stature and is France's second-largest business capital after Paris. Lyon is known as the French capital of gastronomy, due in part to its surroundings, which include two of France's best known wine-growing regions, the Beaujolais and the Ctes du Rhne. The old city of Lyon has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998.

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Downtown Lyon photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Downtown Lyon
Around Place Bellecour photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Around Place Bellecour
Place des Terreaux photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Place des Terreaux
Skylines and miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Skylines and miscellaneous photos
22 photos of the Fourviere basilica in Lyon, built in Romanesque and Byzantine styles with a beautifully decorated interior
21 photos of downtown Lyon, an elegant area with beautiful 19th century buildings
23 photos of Bellecour square, a large open square and the focal centre of Lyon
12 photos of the Terreaux square in central Lyon with the beautiful city hall building
19 panoramic skyline photos of Lyon and some miscellaneous images
Gallery with all images
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