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Information about LYON Situated at the crossroads of Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, two hours from the alpine ski resorts and three hours from the sea, Lyon the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and the second largest contributor to the French economy after Paris is more than worthy of a detour on the way to the sun or the ski slopes. The city’s major asset resides in the way that it has developed, enabling each of its districts to conserve their own distinctive architectural hallmarks. As a city, Lyon is characterised by contrasts in its setting, between its two hills – the Fourvière and Croix-Rousse – and between its two rivers – the Rhone and the Sâone. Lyon also demonstrates its mixed heritage, by displaying traits of a typical northern French town in some areas, while other features bear witness to its Latin heritage. The city’s history begins on Fourvière Hill, where vestiges of the original Roman city are still evident. The Romans named Lyon Lugdunum, meaning the ‘city of light’. The best way for one to fully appreciate two millennia of Lyon’s historical heritage is on foot. The sunny and temperate weather lends itself to strolling through the streets, appreciating the architectural splendour of the city. Walking around, the visitor passes through a number of historical eras, from Fourvière Hill and its Roman settlement to evidence of Lyon’s power in the Gallo-Roman period. Old Lyon contains the largest display of Renaissance architecture in France, which dates back to the end of the 15th century, when it became an important and wealthy trade centre, famous for its fairs and its silk industry. Strolling around Lyon is the only way for visitors to discover and enjoy an authentic local feature, the traboules. These covered passageways were created during the Renaissance, initially as short cuts, although they later became escape routes for the French resistance during World War II. Lyon is a gourmet’s paradise. With the exception of Paris, the city boasts the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants and famous chefs in the whole of France. This intermingling of the history and architecture of the past with the cultural and gastronomic delights of the present combine to make Lyon far more than just another milestone on the way to the Mediterranean but a city worth a visit in its own right.
 
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FRANCE

General Information
Capital: Paris
Area: 545,630 sq km (339,054 sq miles) (not including overseas territories).2
Population: 65,073,482
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are widely used
IDD: +33
Emergency number: 17
Timezone: GMT +1 Hr (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: French (official). Rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)

Government
Government: Republic.

Religion
Religion: 80% Catholic, Muslim and Protestant denominations

Health
Health: The following vaccinations are recommended: Tetanus.

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: All 100.00 = USD = 66.8534 EUR GBP = 110.480 EUR CHF = 661543

Business Hours
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Outside Cities: 90 km/h, Dual carriageways: 110 km/h, Motorways: 130 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years. Wearing of seat belts is compulsory in front and back seats.

Driving License
Driving License: National license

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Easter (variable), 1 May Workers" Day, 8 May Victory Day, 25 May Ascensión, Jul 14 Bastille Day, Ago 15 Ascension Day, , Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Nov 11 Armistice Day, Dec 25 Christmas Day

Climate
Climate: The south of France has a warm Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Strong winds, known as la Mistral, can occur in the Cote d"Azur, Provence and in the Rhone valley particularly over the winter and spring. Northern France, including Paris, has a temperate climate with warm summers, cold winters and rainfall throughout the year. The western coast, is milder and summer days are generally very hot.

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A3471014171919161174
P564635425754596455505150
S235678876422
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900 / 1800 3G 2100

GPS
GPS: 48 52 N, 2 19.59 E

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Department stores are open 09.00-20.00. Most shops are closed between 12.00 and 14.30. Food shops are open 07.00-19.00/19.30. Some food shops (particulary bakers) are open Sunday mornings, in which case they will probably be closed on Monday. Many shops are closed all day or half-day Monday. Hypermarkets are normally open from 9.00 to 19.00/20.00, sometimes until 21.00 or 22.00.


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