'The long history of Lyons, which was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. as the capital of the Three Gauls and has continued to play a major role in Europe's political, cultural and economic development ever since, is vividly illustrated by its urban fabric and the many fine historic buildings from all periods.'
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The Rhône-Alpes region has the Rhône, with verdant green surrounds and calm lakes to 'take the waters' around, and the Alps, with peaks that both provide and create chocolate box views: pretty hamlets included.