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Lyon, France

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Lyon (sometimes called Lyons in English) is the second largest city in France, centered upon the convergence of the Rhone and Saone rivers. The geographical location of Lyon has enabled the Lyons districts to extend towards the East plain over two millenia, thus providing a remarkable physical continuity in its urban fabric that can easily be explored on foot. The Fourviere Hill is where Romans founded Lyons (as Lugdunum) in the 1st century B.C to provide shelter to the veterans of Caesar's army. It is today the location for many religious buildings, including the highly decorated Notre-Dame de Fourviere Basilica. Below the Fourviere Hill, Vieux Lyon is noted for narrow passageways (traboules) that pass through buildings and link the streets either side, and a large concentration of renaissance buildings. Lyons presqu'ile (peninsula) between the Rhone and the Saone is home to a thousand years of architecture, centered around the largest clear square in Europe, the Place Bellecour. The historic center of Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Rhone River and Hotel Dieu. Lyon, France ( color) Cityscape with Hotel Dieu. Lyon, France ( color) View of city and St-George church. Lyon, France ( color) Basin and pedestrian area. Lyon, France ( color) Suspension brige on the Saone River and St-George church. Lyon, France ( color) Cathedrale St Jean, Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Lyon, France ( color) Fruit market on the banks of the Rhone River. Lyon, France ( color) Tiny car on coblestone pavement in front of historic house. Lyon, France ( color) Facade of Saint Jean Cathedral. Lyon, France ( color) Three-story gallery, Maison des Avocats. Lyon, France ( color) Tour Rose seen from courtyard. Lyon, France ( color) Traboule. Lyon, France ( color) Silhouettes in staircase on Fourviere Hill at dusk. Lyon, France ( color) Rue du Boeuf at night. Lyon, France ( color) Maison des Avocats facade at night with lights. Lyon, France ( color) Napoleon Bridge, Saone River and Fourviere Hill at night. Lyon, France ( color) Cathedrale St Jean, Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere by night. Lyon, France ( color) Street with light trails left by cars. Lyon, France ( color) Vieux Lyon Fourviere  Funiculaire, lower station. Lyon, France ( color) Couple embrassing romantically on stairs to Fourviere Hill. Lyon, France ( color) Interior of Basilica Notre-Dame of Fourviere designed by Pierre Bossan. Lyon, France ( color) Man walking down stairs from Fourviere Hill, with St-Jean Cathedral below. Lyon, France ( color) Presqu'ile by night, as seen from Fourviere Hill. Lyon, France ( color)

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