Lovely Lyon a must see city in France
This would be my first time visiting this majestic city and now after having been, I know I will visit again and again. This must-see city has everything, from history, architecture, culture, shopping, ease of transportation and good eats, its the pièce de résistance of all things French.
Lyon is one of France’s UNESCO World Heritage cities beginning with the Romans and has several sites that are still in tact. Even though we were only there for one day, we were able to see quite a few sites. Lyon can be traced back to 43 B.C. when the Romans called it, Lugdunum and has played an important role politically, religiously and culturally. A fiscally important city during the Renaissance, Lyon was notably important for it’s trade routes and built up trading on both rivers the Saône and the Rhone.
Lyon is shaped similarly like Paris, several of the sites to see are on the island and accessible by bridges, rail and some roads (certain roads.) I encourage people to take the train. Public transportation around Lyon is super easy, whether you stay on the island (Presqu’île – heart of the city) or in the surrounding area.
The cultural offering in Lyon is huge. There’s lots of energy: people creating things, and also people organising events, setting up music labels. These projects often prompt established places into upping their game and undertaking big revamps.