Lyon (; , ; or anglicized as LyonsThe spelling Lyons with a final is probably the result of a confusion with the Norman village Lyons-la-Forêt, famous resort of the Anglo-Norman kings such as Henry I of England or Richard the Lionheart. Lyon and Lyons don't share the same etymology : Lyon is a former Lugdunum and Lyons a former *Licontio), is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpesregion, situated between Paris and Marseille. Lyon is located at from Paris, from Marseille, from Geneva, from Turin, and from Barcelona. The residents of the city are called Lyoner (singular) et Lyoners (plurial).
The city of Lyon has 480,660 inhabitants. Lyon is the capital of this region, as well as the capital of the smaller Rhônedépartement.
The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of......