History of Lyon

Once upon a time, Lyon

Lyon is the ancient capital of Gaul with a rich history of more than 2000 years and there exists still today evidence of it’s long past in landmarks such as the Gallo-Roman Amphitheatre and it’s 15th century cathedral.

People lived in the area on the banks of the River Saone for several centuries before the city was officially founded in 43 BC by the Romans and in more recent times Lyon nearly became the capital of France!