Lyon, France is situated at the convergence of two major rivers, the Saône and the Rhône. Many stunning bridges traverse the rivers, including several pedestrian bridges.
In Roman times it was the capital of Gaul and the largest city in North-western Europe. Two Roman emperors were born in what is now Lyon.
It has a long history as a center of industry and commerce. During the German occupation of France in World War II, Lyon was a center of working-class resistance to the Naxi occupation forces. Many secret passages and hidden courtyards helped many fighters elude German pursuers.