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Cities Around the World: Lyon

Hi everyone!! So as many of you know I have friends around the world and have since decided to start a new series. This series will feature items written by my friends and edited by me.


First up Lyon:

Lyon is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France. It is located in the country's east-central part at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, about 470 km (292 mi) south from Paris, 320 km (199 mi) north from Marseilles and 56 km (35 mi) northeast from Saint-Étienne. Inhabitants of the city are called Lyonnais.

Lyon had a population of 513,275 in 2015. It is the capital of the Metropolis of Lyon and the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The Lyon metropolitan area had a population of 2,265,375 in 2014, the second-largest urban area in France. The city is known for its cuisine and gastronomy, and historical and architectural landmarks; part of it is a registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lyon was historically an important area for the production and weaving of silk.

Lyon played a significant role in the history of cinema: it is where Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinematography. It is also known for its light festival, the Fête des Lumières, which begins every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights.

Economically, Lyon is a major centre for banking, as well as for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. The city contains a significant software industry with a particular focus on video games, and in recent years has fostered a growing local start-up sector. Lyon hosts the international headquarters of Interpol, the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Euronews. It was ranked 19th globally and second in France for innovation in 2014. It ranked second in France and 39th globally in Mercer's 2015 livability rankings.


Hello Everybody, my name is Hubert Brun and I have the pleasure to introduce you to my city in France: Lyon

Famous for its film festival in October, called "Festival Lumière" which invited Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and this year the actress Jane Fonda.

Furthermore, to celebrate “Fête des Lumières” or Festival of Lights in December during four days.

Lyon is in my opinion the best city to visit or to live.

Situated in the center of the France, this city has a good location because you can go easy to Switzerland for only three hours per car or if you want the sea, you can spend two hours in a train.



1. La Rosette de Lyon is a cured saucisson or French pork sausage. It is made from leg of pork and usually served in chunky slices. Rosette de Lyon is the most famous of Lyon's sausages.

2. Le Saucisson Brioche is a spongy brioche bread that we stuff with a sausage before baking.

3. Les quenelles is a mixture of creamed fish or meat, sometimes combined with breadcrumbs,with a light egg binding, formed into an egg-like shape, and then cooked. The usual preparation is by poaching. Formerly, quenelles were often used as a garnish in haute cuisine. Today, they are more commonly served sauced as a dish in their own right. Similar items are found in many cuisines..

4. La tarte aux pralines is a tart with pink pralines with double cream and shortcrust pastry

5. Les bugnes are like strudels which can be thin and crunchy at Lyon or plump & spongy at Saint- Etienne, my native city. You can eat with icing sugar.

6. Les Coussins Lyonnais This tidbit is a piece of pale green marzipan, with dark green netting, filled with a

chocolate ganache

flavored with curaçao liqueur.


Places to Visit

Place Bellecour

Place des Terreaux

Groupama Stadium

Vieux Lyon

Cathédrale de Fourvière


So that is Lyon, if you would like to see more make sure to like this post.

See you next time :)

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