The city boasts France's oldest ancient ruins, medieval quarters, and fine Renaissance houses.
The atmospheric neighborhoods found along the Rhône and Saône Rivers reflect the city's rich heritage.
France's most renowned chef, Paul Bocuse hails from Lyon.
James Frank Lyon, Jr., 74, of Little Rock passed away Sunday, November 8 at his home surrounded by family and friends.
Frank was born in Little Rock in May of 1941, attended Little Rocks Central High School and graduated from Arkadelphia High School in 1959.
Just an hour earlier, Lyon players had been attacked by Bastia supporters as they warmed up for their Ligue 1 clash at the Armand Cesari - delaying kick-off by nearly an hour with the visiting players originally refusing to play the fixture.
When they trudged off at half-time under the Corsican sun, it begun again. Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was confronted as he left the field at half-time, even being kicked by a local steward. The first hint of trouble was pre-match, when the official Twitter account for Olympique Lyonnais claimed "Bastia supporters have entered the field to square up to Lyon players who were finishing their warm-up." And videos of the incident show one supporter running on the field to confront former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, then all hell breaking loose as fans streamed from the stand behind the goal to take aim at Lyon's players - including back-up goalkeeper Mathieu Gorgelin, who was hit by a home fan.
On YOU TUBE - Aberfeldy, Scotland - This short clips takes you rpund the town, whoing such places as the Water Mill Book Shop and the town itself.
(3mins 21secs) On YOU TUBE - Grandtully Rapids are Scotland's top Kayak and Canoe slalam course - Grandtully Rapids is Scotland's top Kayak and Canoe slalam course, with competitors from Britian and further afield, including Olympic Athletes competing here each year.
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Between courtyards and through buildings, secret alleyways and staircases once provided safe and efficient passage for silk workers to get their wares to and from market unmarred.
He was an avid outdoorsman and a veteran of dozens of African Safari hunts dating back as far as 1956.