Lyon is in the department of the Rhône which has a population of 1,578,869 covering an area of 3,249 km². Situated within the region of Rhone-Alpes, the region has a population of 5,645,407 covering an area of 43,698 km²
The capital of the Region is Lyon, Lyon has a local population of 479,803
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Lyon is a city located in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region. A large city with nearly 500,000 habitants, it boasts a number of historical and architectural landmarks easily accessable in your hire car. Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meaning that it is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance.
The city was historically known for it's production and weaving of silk, but in modern times has evolved into the capital of gastronomy in France. It also has a role in the history of cinema, since the cinematographe was invented in Lyon. Your hire car will take you to the monuments of your choice with ease. The city is also well known for the famous light festival "Fete des Lumières" which happens on the 8th of December and lasts four days. This earned Lyon the title of the "Capital of Lights".
Cultural landwarks to visit include The Musée Lumière, The church of Saint Francis of Sales, The Opéra Nouvel and the "trompe l'oeil" walls located around the city.