Introduction to Lyon
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Becoming Familiar with France's Second-Largest City
Lyon is France's second-largest urban area, situated at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône. Recognized for its commercial and industrial prowess, this ancient Gallic city is known for its strategic location on the rivers. Home to 1.2 million people, it is renowned as a hub for commerce, industry, and transportation. Learn more about how Lyon has evolved over the centuries and explore its modern characteristics.