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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.


Population 472,000 inhabitants
Currency 1 Euro = 100 cents
Opening hours In general, shops are open from 10 am–7 pm.
Newspapers Le Progrès
La Tribune de Lyon
Emergency numbers 112
Tourist information Office du tourisme du Grand Lyon
Place Bellecour
+33 4 72 77 69 69