Lyon city is strategically located in east-central France situated between Paris and Marseille. As the gateway between north and south-eastern France, Lyon became an intersection for all roads starting in the ancient Roman empire. Many conquerors have descended upon resulting to a blend of cultures that makes Lyon unique. Lyon France is admitted by the French to be the home of many of the best foods in all of France and the culinary arts play a large role in the life of the Lyonnaise or people who hail from Lyon France. Provincial French is the primary dialect spoken in Lyon France although the new or more traditional French is still most commonly used for business and in public.
Lyon France was one of the first locations to create the Hostels that are so popular to many young travelers around the world. Hostels are still very popular in Lyons and very nice Hostel Accommodations in Lyon France will only cost you around twenty five to thirty dollars per night. Standard hotel rooms in Lyon France are an amazing bargain generally costing only eighty to one hundred dollars per night. Alexandra Hotel Lyon
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Lyon Tourists must know:
Since Franco-Provençal is still used in Lyon, here are a few English and their Provincial French counterparts:
Hello! - Bonjor !
Thank you! - Grant marci !
What is your name? - Tè que vos éds niom ?
I am happy to see you. - Je su bonéso de vos vér.
While in Lyon France, catch the Festival of Lights. In this celebration, Lyon France lights candles and place them almost everywhere while elaborate and ornate light shows are conducted throughout the city. The Fête des lumières is held every December 8, to commemorate a time during the middle ages when the Blessed Mother Virgin Mary saved the town from the ravages of the plague.