Lyon is usually called the capital city of gastronomy...


Lyon is usually called the capital city of gastronomy. For a long time, this was equated with sauces and a petit-bourgeois small town complex. But then the TGV high speed train linked Lyon with Paris and Marseille, Olympique de Lyon started to win League Championship after League Championship, and a new Lyon was suddenly filled with daring architecture, crowded cafés and avant-garde exhibitions.


Essential Information

Currency 1 Euro = 100 cents
Population City: 496,343 Metropolitan area: 2,214,068
Newspaper Le Progrès, La Tribune de Lyon
Opening Hours In general, shops are open from 10am to 7pm.
Emergency Number 112
Electricity 220 Volt, 50 AC
Tourist Information Office du tourisme du Grand Lyon Place Bellecour, Lyon Phone: +33 4 72 77 69 69

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