Welcome to Lyon, France! I'm thinking it means "lion" in French - I dunno.
We stopped through this little gem for a day on the way back to Frankfurt after skiing in les Menuires. The tour was short and sweet as we visited a couple of churches, walked through the old town which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and took a gander at some old Roman ruins.
Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourviere
Entrance to the basilica.
Inside the Basilica was a neat-looking astronomical clock which reminded me of the one in Prague - just without all of the characters that walk around on the hour.
Mural in the basilica.
Vibrant stained-glass windows in the basilica.
Ruins of a Roman theater.
Part of the UNESCO site, due to Lyon being an urban settlement for 2,000 years.
Lyon was a pleasant city to snoop around for a day, but I wouldn't put it on a high priority list of places to visit in France.