Lyon Visitor information
Lyon is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region, between Paris and Marseille. With a population of just under 500,000 people, is the third largest city in France. Lyon is known for its historical monuments and architecture and is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The city has a significant role in the history of cinema with Auguste and Louis Lumière, who invented the cinema in Lyon in 1895. Lumiere museum, built in the image of the house of Auguste Lumiere, is a fascinating piece of architecture in its own right and is home to many of their first inventions and other early cinematic and photographic artefacts. The city is also known for its famous "Festival of Lights", which takes place every year on December 8 and lasts four days in total, Lyon has been appointed the capital of lights.
Since the Middle Ages, the area residents speak several dialects of Arpitan. The Lyonnais dialect was partly replaced by the French as and as the city grew in importance, however, the language still exists and is frequently used.
The Museum of Fine Arts Lyon worth a visit. It is housed in a former 17th century convent, including the baroque chapel of St. Peter. This is the main museum in the city and one of the largest art galleries in France. The museum has a large collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and printing, decorative arts, Greek and Roman antiquities, and the second largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in France after the Louvre. Other museums including the Gallo-Roman museum, exhibits several objects and art value were found on the Roman site of Lyon (Lugdunum), or the Circus Games Mosaic, Coligny calendar and the altar works Taurobolic and the African Museum of Lyon.
Housing and residential halls of Lyon
Student residences in Lyon are managed by many companies and private groups Please note that these residences have been created primarily for students and not for children or adults who expect a high level of luxury. However, that being said, these homes achieve an adequate level of comfort for most visitors and we are happy to receive your feedback, if this is not the case.
How to get to Lyon
The Saint-Exupéry International Airport, located east of Lyon, serves domestic and international flights respectively. With its own train station, Lyon is connected to the TGV network and tram Rhône Express connects to the business center La Part Dieu in less than 30 minutes, providing a connection with two metro lines, three tram lines and several bus lines. The main train station of Lyon Lyon Part Dieu. The city is connected to the north (Lille, Paris and Brussels) and south (Marseilles and Montpellier) by TGV. The city is the center of a dense network of roads connecting the A6 to Paris, Marseille A7, A42 and A43 to Geneva to Grenoble. There are four subway lines and four tram and also two funicular lines from Vieux Lyon to Saint-Just and Fourvière lines.