History and facts, Lyon
Favorite thing: During the domination of Roman empire Lyons was a stronghold of Christianity in Gallia. The Christian church was constructed there for the first time in this Roman province. The central arrangement of Lyons, convenient river ways and independent enough municipal status allowed the city to become one of the centers industrial, in particular, silk manufacture, bank activity and trade in the XV century.
Favorite thing: Since that time when the city was still called Lugdunum, reached the Roman theatres. Their number includes the most ancient theatre in the territory of France - Odeon. The rests of the district of handicraftsmen are kept. Visiting of these places is better to finish with acquaintance to a underground museum where true treasures are kept: a ceremonial gallic vehicle, Clavdy's tables, mosaics with the image of games in circus, statues, etc.
Favorite thing: During the Great French revolution Lyons became "the released commune". The history of working-class movement included the well-known revolts of the Lyons weavers 1831 and 1834, and during the second world war the city was one of the large centers of Resistance movement. Today Lyons - the modern industrial city actively participating in the European construction. Annual Lyons fair, tens international interiors and the congresses - the certificate and the mortgage of successful development of city.