About the area:
Lyon, the third-largest city in France, is the best base for exploring the Rhône region. Lyon is the center of an industrial region -- textile manufacturing is especially important. It's a leader in publishing and banking, and it's one of the world's silk capitals. Lyon offers a relaxed atmosphere with parks in full bloom, skyscrapers and sidewalk cafes, a great transport system, and a nightlife fueled by student energy invigorate Lyon, along with talented chefs, both young and old.