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Lyon

Lyon

Lyon

Lyon (Rhône-Alpes region) – this is France’s second-largest city (after Paris) – located in east-central part of the country with a population of 491,268. Along with the city earning a reputation for silk production during the Renaissance (tying its economy at the time to nearby Italy), Lyon has been known more recently for its gastronomy (owing to the presence of prominent chefs like Paul Bocuse and Colette Sibilia, as well as the city’s proximity to two of the country’s best-known wine growing regions: Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône). With various French companies currently headquartered in Lyon (ranging from Renault Trucks to pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur), it is the second-richest metropolis in France. ncia.