1/11.- Welcome to Lyon, France!!!
Welcome to Lyon, France's second largest city! Although this used to be
considered a gray and dull city, tourists are beginning to
discover the many treasuries this city hides.
I visited Lyon in March of 2004. I was invited by the
French company WinSoft to attend an Adobe distributors
conference. So, I had a 4 days chance to see all the beauties
You will see some of the marvels foreign
tourists have been missing for decades. I am sure you will
wonder why this city does not receive more attention in
international travel guides when you finish this virtual tour.
The beauty of some spots surprised me, and I am sure they will
surprise you as well.
It must be very difficult to draw the foreign
attention when you have to share the same space
with one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Paris.
Although Lyon is much smaller, and there are not so
many world famous landmarks, the city definitely
deserves a visit. Especially if you like modern
art. Lyon, one of the oldest cities in France, is
always looking forward. Its Modern Art Museum, its
new fashion Malls, its modern architecture, its
night clubs... Everything modern seems to be
fashionable in Lyon.
One of the things that I most liked of this
city, is that it has the right size. With 1.5
million inhabitants the city has everything you
need, but without the overcrowding of bigger
In the photo you can see one of the symbols of
Lyon: the painted walls. The one in the photo is
one of the most beautiful walls in Lyon, but there
are more than 150 painted walls throughout Lyon.