Since the beginning of our era, Lyon has played a leading economic and administrative role in the region. Roman emperors were born here, the first Christian churches were built and the largest fairs worked. Thanks to such a rich history, ancient amphitheatres and Baroque mansions of the XIX century quietly coexist in the city.
There are many museums in Lyon that are of particular value to the whole of France. Local cathedrals have preserved the outlines of the Early Middle Ages, despite the heavy layer of centuries. The old city blocks are full of architectural surprises, which are discovered by enthusiastic tourists. A walk through Lyon is an unforgettable excursion into two thousand years of history, delight in local cuisine and, of course, vivid impressions of a truly French atmosphere.