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Top 10 things to do in Lyon: France's original foodie city

Perfect 10: Conor Power flies to France for a taste of one of the world's great gastronomic cities.

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Saint Jean Cathedral and the Saone river in Lyon

Saint Jean Cathedral and the Saone river in Lyon

Lyon has some really great restaurants

Lyon has some really great restaurants

Lyon Amphitheatre. Photo: Conor Power

Lyon Amphitheatre. Photo: Conor Power

Conor takes a Segway tour in Lyon

Conor takes a Segway tour in Lyon

Confluences museum in Lyon

Confluences museum in Lyon

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Saint Jean Cathedral and the Saone river in Lyon

Did you know that Lyon was the second city of the Roman Empire?

1. Roman Remains

Or did you know that two Roman emperors were born here? Neither did I. High on the hilly, older side of the city, the discovery of two magnificent amphitheatres during the first half of the 19th century dispelled the long-held myth that there was a huge hippodrome and coliseum on the site. From here, you get a lovely view of modern Lyon in calm surroundings where the sound of birdsong dominates. lugdunum.grandlyon.com

2. Confluence Culture

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Confluences museum in Lyon

Confluences museum in Lyon

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Confluences museum in Lyon