Lyon itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you mention gastronomy in France, what comes to the minds of most people is Lyon. It was known for the production and weaving of silk. The ‘Capital of Lights’ is a title given to Lyon city because of it famous Fete des Lumieres festivals that are held annually on 8th December. Its national football team Olympique Lyonnais that progresses up to Eurpean Football Championships has carried Lyon’s flag higher.
The city is a leader in the economic fronts and is well known as a main centre for banking, not to mention the various biotech, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.