Lyon, city of the palate

16 December 2010 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  10 minutes

Lyon Panorama © Elwood J. Blues

Lyon Panorama © Elwood J. Blues

Lyon is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region. With 480,000 inhabitants Lyon is the third biggest city after Paris and Marseille. Economically, Lyon is a major centre for banking and the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. The city contains a significant software industry with a particular focus on video games, and has focussed in recent years on a growing local start-up sector. The city hosts the international headquarters of Interpol, Euronews and International Agency for Research on Cancer.   read more…

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