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Sightseeing high and low in hilly Lyon

Sightseeing high and low in hilly Lyon

Lyon is France's best-kept secret. Its urban scene is enjoyably elegant without a hint of crass tourism.

For the people who live in the city -- sandwiched between the Burgundy and Provence regions -- dining out is a passion. Here, great chefs are more famous than professional soccer players. Plan for a full day of sightseeing and then kick back in the evening just as the locals do, at a characteristic cafe or restaurant.

Lyon (pronounced "lee-ohn") has been among France's leading cities since the Romans ruled. In spite of its workaday, business-first facade, Lyon is the most historic and culturally important city in France after Paris. Here, you'll experience ancient...