Seated on the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers is France’s third largest city, Lyon, with a metropolitan population of over 2.2 million residents. Lyon is the capital of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, and is located roughly 470km (292mi) south of Paris. The area was originally settled in 43 BCE as a Roman refugees settlement, and didn’t fall under French control until the 14th century. Its seat at the confluence of two major rivers made Lyon a key trading hub and a strategic military location as well. The region grew strong during the Renaissance due in part to a strong silk trade, which continued to provide for the region well into the 19th century. Lyon and its surroundings are still known for its silks, but in more recent times have also become famous for culinary fares and their wines, including those that come from the nearby Beaujolais region. In the 16th century Catherine de Medici brought Florentine chefs to Lyon, who combined their vast knowledge of cooking with local agriculture, which led to many local dishes becoming popular among royalty and the upper classes. This tradition led to the food critic Maurice Edmond Sailland, better known by his pen-name Curnonsky, to dub Lyon the “world capital of gastronomy” in 1935. Lyon is an historical city with many tourist attractions including the Saint Francis of Sales cathedral which houses an un-altered Cavaille-Coll pipe organ and, the African Museum of Lyon which is one of the oldest museums in the city. Another popular tourist draw is the annual Fete de lumieres (festival of lights), held each year in early December to celebrate the Virgin Mary. Not willing to be consigned to history, Lyon is home to booming modern industries such as technology, software, video game development, chemical, pharmaceutical and, cutting-edge medical research and development.
Lyon has seen near constant construction and renovation in recent decades in keeping up with modern technology. Part of these efforts include a vast, dense network of roadways, many public transportation routes, and a commitment to introducing bicycles as an alternate mode of transportation. As with any large metropolitan city, these factors and more have led to rush hour congestion and ever-more common traffic jams. To ease the tensions which arise from such congestion, to fully experience all that Lyonhas to offer, and for your safety, booking your ground transportation with Royal AmericanLyon isyour best option. Transport services with Royal American are timely, convenient, and most importantly, safe. We can provide a wide range of vehicle types including but not limited to: business sedans, luxury sedans, SUVs, minivans and minibuses, executive vans and buses, mini coaches and motor coaches. RA Lyon is the most capable company to fulfill all your transportation requirements when planning for a business trip, organizing a major event, a vacation, or extended family holiday in and around the city. Whether you need transportation to and from one of the many historical sites and museums, hotel, business meeting, or simply a guide around town, Royal American Lyon has a top-quality fleet of vehicles with knowledgeable and courteous chauffeurs who are ready to serve you.
The main airport serving Lyon is the Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport (IATA: LYS, ICAO: LFLL), and is located roughly 20 km (13 mi) southeast of the city center. The other popular point of entry is the Port of Lyon, which receives the city’s many riverboat cruises.Royal AmericanLyon can provide transfer between LYSand the port, to and from hotels, business meetings, or to oneof the many historicalsites in the region,when you book on our website or speak with a professional team member over the phone. The peace of mind knowing Royal Americanwill be there for you always is priceless. A driver will meet you at your flight or cruise, take care of your bags, and escort you to a well-maintained vehicle of your choosing, to be driven in safety and comfort to your destination in the city. RALyon is proud to provide top-quality service to each and every customer so that you can relax and enjoy your travels.