Jump to navigation Jump to search « Lyons » redirects here. Lyon had a population of 513,275 in 2015. It is the capital le Routard Ardèche Drôme 2013/2014 PDF the Metropolis of Lyon and the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
En Ardèche : déambuler dans les ruelles de nombreux villages médiévaux. S’émerveiller devant la beauté des gorges de l’Ardèche. Grimper au sommet du mont Gerbier-de-Jonc. Enfiler ses chaussures de rando et sillonner l’un des innombrables sentiers au coeur du parc régional. Dans la Drôme : randonner dans l’arrière-pays sauvage du Vercors. Se faire raconter les petits secrets de la lavande et du nougat. Participer aux grandes fêtes de la Transhumance… Et puis le routard Ardèche, Drôme c’est toujours des adresses souvent introuvables ailleurs, des infos remises à jour chaque année et 27 cartes et plans détaillés. Avec le Routard, tracez votre propre route : générosité, respect des Droits de l’homme, sincérité, rencontres, indépendances… Voilà les valeurs que nous défendons !
Economically, Lyon is a major centre for banking, as well as for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. The city contains a significant software industry with a particular focus on video games, and in recent years has fostered a growing local start-up sector. According to the historian Dio Cassius, in 43 BC, the Roman Senate ordered the creation of a settlement for Roman refugees of war with the Allobroges. The Romans recognised that Lugdunum’s strategic location at the convergence of two navigable rivers made it a natural communications hub.
The city became the starting point of the principal Roman roads in the area, and it quickly became the capital of the province, Gallia Lugdunensis. Early Christians in Lyon were martyred for their beliefs under the reigns of various Roman emperors, most notably Marcus Aurelius and Septimius Severus. Burgundians fleeing the destruction of Worms by the Huns in 437 were re-settled at Lugdunum. In 443 the Romans established the Kingdom of the Burgundians, and Lugdunum became its capital in 461. Fernand Braudel remarked, « Historians of Lyon are not sufficiently aware of the bi-polarity between Paris and Lyon, which is a constant structure in French developmentfrom the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution ». During the Renaissance, the city’s development was driven by the silk trade, which strengthened its ties to Italy. Italian influence on Lyon’s architecture is still visible among historic buildings.