Lyon or Lyons is a city in east-central France, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, located between Marseille and Paris. The correct French spelling is Lyon, but in English, the spelling Lyons is often specified, particularly in newspaper style guides. Lyon is situated about 292 miles (470 km) from Paris, 199 miles (320 km) from Marseille, 261 miles (420 km) from Strasbourg, and 99 miles (160 km) from Geneva. The city's residents are called Lyonnais.
The municipality of Lyon has a population of 500,700 and is France's 3rd-largest city after Paris and Marseille. Lyon is also the seat of the metropolis of Lyon, as well as the capital of both the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the department of Rhône. The greater metropolitan area of Lyon has a population of 2,214,000, which makes it the 2nd-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris.
The city of Lyon is known for its architectural and historical landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. it was historically known as an important region for the production and weaving of silk. Since late 20th century, Lyon has developed a reputation as the major center of French cuisine and internationally significant gastronomical locale.
Due to Auguste and Louis Lumière, who invented the cinematographe in Lyon, the city has a significant role in the history of cinema. Lyon is also known for Fête des Lumières, its famous light festival, which occurs every 8th December and lasts for 4 days, earning the city the title of Capital of Lights.
Lyon is a major centre for banking, biotech, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The city also contains a significant software industry with a focus on video games, and in recent years has fostered a growing start-up sector. Lyon hosts the international headquarters of Euronews, Interpol, and International Agency for Research on Cancer. It was ranked 19th globally and 2nd in France for innovation in 2011.
Highlights: Fouviere Hill, Place des Terraux, St.Pierre Palace, Place Bellecour, Gerland Quarter, Cathedrale St.Jean
Port Lyon cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Lyon, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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