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Capital of the French Resistance

Aug 17, 2007
During the German occupation in World War II 1940 1944, Lyons was the capital of the French resistance movement.

As Lyons has a deeper history than anywhere else in France, it is one of the most historic, fascinating, and exciting towns to visit. Lyon is one of the most famous cities in France for its artistic and cultural activity. Once the capital of France, it is a blend of modern and old.

Lyon Bron is the second airport of the second city in France, all the regular commercial activities were transferred to the Lyon-Satolas Airport in 1975.

It leads Europe in silk and rayon production, it has important clothing, metal, and chemical industries, a river port, a stock exchange which was founded in 1506 and is the oldest in France a university and several fine museums.

Lyon is a big, noisy, coloured and sometimes pleasant city of France, Europe, Earth. Its main drawback is to be inhabited by almost one million of the so called Lyonnais.

You will find one of the largest pedestrian here, stretching across the entire Presquile, by Rue Victor Hugo and Rue de la Republique, where the majority of franchised stores can be found. With its department stores and pedestrian precincts, its luxury goods shops and fashion boutiques not to mention one of the largest shopping centres in Europe Lyon is a shoppers paradise.

Its narrow winding streets are filled with Bouchons small Lyonnais Restaurants for which the city is famous as well as street performers, cafes, pubs and the workshops of local artists, craftsmen and sculptors. Its flea markets, antique stores and second-hand shops are perfect for those who like to take their time to track down that elusive little item. You can explore the past and sniff out ancient objects, jewellery or furniture, restored or to be restored. More than 650 antique shops are in Lyon city centre and the surrounding area.

At nightfall, Lyon is illuminated with a thousand lights and 100000 projectors illuminate highlight the citys heritage and create an enchanting backdrop for night birds.

In the heart of the city, life does not stop at nightfall for those who want to whirl in its nightlife it holds number two among French cities for the nightlife.

Old Lyon if called Fourviere and is situated at the foot of the Fourviere hill. Today the hill is home to many ecclesiastical communities who live near the famous Basilique de Fourviere.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Cheap Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The French Villa Rental Site
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