Cities in Rhône-Alpes

The region of Rhône-Alpes belongs to the newer region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes since 1st January 2016. It is situated to the eastern part of France towards the south. Its main city is Lyons which is the second largest city in France after Paris. The east of the region contains the westernmost part of the Alps and borders Switzerland and Italy. The highest peak is Mont Blanc, on the French-Italian border. The central part of the region comprises the river valleys of the Rhône and the Saône.

Boasting eight natural parks and peerless sites such as Mont Blanc and the Gorges de l’Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes offers a wide range of different landscapes: mountains, vineyards and gentle valleys, fields of lavender and olive groves.

Every form of sport is readily available, set against an impressive natural backdrop: skiing, hiking, mountain biking or even paragliding and canoeing. Besides hosting three Winter Olympics games due to its being the largest ski area in the world, Rhône-Alpes is the second most important golfing region in France with over 60 courses.

See also: Attractions in Rhône-Alpes

Aix-les-Bains is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is situated on the shore of Lac du Bourget, 9 km (5.6 mi) by rail north of Chambéry.The town lies at an altitude of about 250 m and stretches along the eastern end of the beautiful Lac du Bourget

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Lyon, France’s second biggest city and capital of the Rhône-Alpes region, is situated at the crossroads of Europe’s major lines of transport, at the heart of France between Paris and the French Riviera. This city is constantly on the move and today has the most beautiful and attractive urban destinations in Europe

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