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Lyon France is a city east of France, between Paris and Marseille. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (as of 1998) and well known for its architecture as well as its historical and cultural landmarks. Back in the day, Lyon was known for its production of silk but in modern times it is better known for its part to play in French gastronomy. In fact, its excellent reputation often gives it the title of capital of gastronomy in France. Lyonnaise cuisine is world renowned and it is home to chefs including Paul Bocuse. Those who enjoy their wine, will love Lyon, which is situated close to two wine-growing regions – the Beaujolais and the Côtes du Rhône. Auguste and Louise Lumiere, who invented the cinematographe in Lyon make it in an important part of the history of cinema. This fact makes Lyon a place of interest for film buffs and those who enjoy the history of the arts and entertainment. Tourists to Lyon can enjoy the various highlights, including: lyon franceThe famous light festival 'Fête des Lumières' every December 8th for four days which gives Lyon the title Capital of Lights. A statue of the Virgin Mary stands in Lyon, as legend believes that she saved the city from a plague and the city was lit by candles to celebrate this. The many beautiful parks and gardens can be enjoyed on foot in Lyon, an attraction for walkers The church of Saint Francis of Sales, which attracts visitors from across the world thanks to its famous and original Cavaille-Coll pipe organ. The New Opera House of Opera Nouvel, which was re-designed by French architect Nouvel back in the late 1980s. The Fine Arts Museum – Musee des beaux-arts de Lyon is the main museum of the city and one of the largest galleries that France as a country has to offer. lyon franceSome painting housed in the former 17th century convent include Rembrandt, Ruvens, Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso, as well as sculptures, drawing, antiques and old medals and coins. Lyon is a major center for banking. It is also well-known for its part to play in industry such as the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, as well gaming. This means that there is a real mix in Lyon between its employees and businesspeople and the many tourists it welcomes annually. For those who love their sport, the local professional football team in Lyon is Olympique Lyonnais, who have played in many European championships and are well supported by local and traveling fans of the game. Lyon offers visitors excellent food, beautiful scenery, quality accommodation and mild climates. This is the reason that many people from across Europe and the world flock to the place every year and return there.

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