The ancient city of Lyon is located at the junction of the Rhone and the Son, east of the Central Massif, on a plain lined with vineyards and orchards. Many transportation routes cross here: road, rail and river.
Lyonnes ancient history dates back to the 6th century, when the first ancient Celtic settlements existed. In ancient times, Lugudunum (& làquo;Crows Hill) – the center of Gaullea. It was conquered by the Romans, and the date of the occupation (43 years ago) is considered an important point in the history of the city. Logudunum was frequently visited by emperors, and the city is the most important center of cultural and economic life in Hallelujah. It was the birthplace of the emperor Claudius, and the birthplace of Magnesius Magnus and Gratian. The early Middle Ages brought Leons downfall. Overrun by the Burgundians and then by the Franks, the city is gradually falling apart. From the 11th century it was a small town with a strong clerical authority. In 1311 Lyon was included in the possession of the Crown of France. The gradual transformation of the city begins. The battles of the Hundred Years War did not cease, and Léon grew and prospered while enjoying the Kings privileges. Leon was especially famous for his local cloths, which were sold all over Europe. The hard times came in the 16th century – the era of the French religious wars and the plague epidemics. The French revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries also ran roughshod over the town of Tchacchi: the destruction of Léon by Convent troops (1793) and the two Léon revolutions of Tchacchi (1831 and 1834). In World War II, Léon was the mainstay of the counter-insurgency movement.
Descriptive features abound in Léon. The Roman times have left behind the Ruins – the amphitheater of the Three Gauls, the sacristy of the Cibela, the archbishop. Cultural buildings include the Cathedral of Saint-Jean (12th century), the Basilica of the Virgin Mary (12th century), the Romanesque Basilica of Saint Martin (9th century), and the Church of Saint Nikita. The left bank of the Sonne – the historic center of Lyon, which is characterized by its distinctive corridors – the traboules. In addition to the old administrative buildings (the Town Hall, the Palace of the Barracks, the State Museum) and the museums, the metal tower of the Fourier Tower (late 19th century) and the aquarium with more than 3,000 different fish can be seen. Léons bridges are also an important part of the citys skyline, especially at night. Lyon – a city of several festivals and celebrations, where the Day of Light stands out.
- Air quality: 17 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 480,000 people
- Population density: busy: 10x10m 100m per person
- GDP: $36,826 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 28 Mbps
- Best wireless: Free
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: You can leave around 5-10 percent if you are very happy with your meal. This will be more than appreciated. Essentially tipping in France is more of a gesture, and less of an obligation. So, if you receive exemplary service then it is nice to leave a larger tip to demonstrate your appreciation.
- Apartment listings: Seloger
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: La Cordee
- Online electronics shop: Amazon
- Best short-haul air carrier: Easyjet
- Best intl air carrier: Air France
- Monthly costs for expat: $2100
- Monthly costs for family: $4800
- Monthly costs for local: $1400
- Meal: $15
- Small Cola: $2.5
- Beer 1 Pint: $8
- Coffee: $3.5
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