Passerelle du Palais de Justice
Location: Lyon, France
Lyon, also known as Lyons in English (Liyon in Franco-Provençal, whileformer names include Lugdunum in Latin) pronounced [ljɔ̃] (help·info)in French, is a city in east central France. It is the third largestFrench city, the first being Paris and the second Marseille. It is amajor centre of business, situated between Paris and Marseille, and hasa reputation as the French capital of gastronomy and a significant rolein the history of cinema.
Together with its suburbs andsatellite towns, Lyon forms the second largest metropolitan area inFrance after Paris, with 1,783,400 inhabitants at the 2007 estimate,and approximately the 20th to 25th largest metropolitan area of WesternEurope. Its urban area (Région Urbaine de Lyon), represents half of theRhône-Alpes région population with 2,9 million inhabitants.
Lyon is the préfecture (capital) of the Rhone departement, and also the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region.
Lyon is known as the silk capital of the world and is known for its silk and textiles and is a centre for fashion.
Lyon is also the international headquarters of Interpol and EuroNews.