Holiday in Lyon – Your guide to Lyon, France


Regional Information

Population: 479,803 (2009)
Language: French
Currency: Euro
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour


Summer in Lyon (June to late September) has temperatures that climb to 27°C (81°F). Winter in Lyon (from December to February) experiences low temperatures of just below 0°C (32°F). Lyon has sporadic rainfall throughout the year. Spring, from March to May, is the most pleasant time to visit the city.

Fascinating Facts

  1. Lyon is the gastronomy capital of the world.
  2. Lyon is the second largest Renaissance city after Venice.
  3. The highest tower in Lyon is nicknamed ‘the pencil’ by locals.
  4. Lyon is the silk-manufacturing capital of the world.
  5. A large portion of the city of Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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