Holidays: WEEKEND HOPS: 48hrs in France - LYONS' PRIDE
Byline: DON WALKER
MILLIONS of Britons slip over to France for their holidays - but you can miss a lot of the true taste of the country if you don't look any further than Paris or the South.
Lyons may be France's second city but it should be first on every visitor's list. It's more or less midway between Paris and Marseilles and offers the bustle of a big city without the stress.
Straddling the ancient silk road, Lyons' Roman history has left it with some astonishing sights, including a huge amphitheatre only discovered in 1933 by a nun digging in a convent garden.
Lyons was actually the capital of Roman-occupied Gaul. It was much loved for its access to the twin rivers of the Rhone and Saone by Renaissance bankers when the city was a major …
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Publication information: Article title: Holidays: WEEKEND HOPS: 48hrs in France - LYONS' PRIDE. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Sunday Mirror (London, England). Publication date: August 24, 2003. Page number: 9. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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