Lyon is a town located in the southeast of France, at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone.
The city occupies a strategic position in the north-south traffic in Europe. Former capital of the Gauls in the Roman Empire, Lyon became a very commercial city and a premier financial center in the Renaissance. Its economic prosperity was brought successively by the silk and then by the appearance of particular textile, chemical, and more recently, by the imaging industry.
Lyon is also the second city student France, with four universities and several colleges. Finally, the city has preserved an important architectural heritage from Roman times to the twentieth century through the Renaissance, some even neighborhoods are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage.