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[en]Publié le September 1, 2013

An ideal geographic position!

Mid-way between the sea and the mountains, at the heart of a flourishing region, close to many European cities, Lyon is an ideal starting point to a discover Europe.

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Lyon is a strategic point of the Rhône-Alpes region. The world's biggest ski area - the Alps - is only an hour and thirty minutes away by train. And with the high-speed train, the TGV, Marseilles is only an hour and forty minutes away from the city centre.

Week-ends in the city can be used to explore the surroundings. The Regional National Park of Pilat or  the Monts du Lyonnais, both situated near Lyons, offer magnificent settings for walks. The vineyards of the Beaujolais or the small villages in the Dombes can be reached in less than one hour.
The diversity of natural sites around Lyons is a real treasure for the city.

By train, Lyon is only two hours from Paris and Switzerland and four hours from Italy. Situated between Barcelona, Milan, Paris and Geneva, Lyon lies at the crossroads of Europe.
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