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Regional Portrait
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Area:   43 798 km2
Population:   About 5 608 200
Climate:   Hot summers, humid winters
Capital city:   Lyon
Departments:   01 - Ain (Bourg-en-Bresse), 07 - Ardèche (Privas), 26 - Drôme (Valence), 38 - Isère (Grenoble), 42 - Loire (Saint-Etienne), 69 - Rhône (Lyon), 73 - Savoie (Chambéry), 74 - Haute-Savoie (Annecy)

Located in the South-East of France, between Paris (two hours by TGV) and the French Riviera/Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes is the region of diversity : mountains and Mont Blanc (the highest peak in Europe at 15,771 feet), four natural parks (Vanoise, Vercors, Pilat and Ecrins), the Massif Central, vineyards, endless lavender fields, and wild pure lakes are among the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Rhône-Alps is also ideal for natural activities and sports.

Rhône-Alps is the region of more than 2,000 years of historycal remains but also the region of modern technology.

A cradle of culture and history : the Gallo-Roman remains, the medieval period, the Romanesque art, the Renaissance districts, the contemporary art, etc ;

Advanced technology with 9 universities, 31 graduate business schools and many international high-tech research centers.

Gastronomy is one of the most famous caracteristic of the region thanks to the local productions : wines such as Beaujolais and Côtes-du-Rhône, local cheeses, typical dishes, Bresse chicken, etc, and owing to its famous restaurants and chefs, such as Bise, Blanc, Bocuse, Chapel, Chavent, Gagnaire, Orsi, Pic, Point, and so on.

Weather information for Lyon


» Partly Cloudy
» Low: 39°F / 4°C
» High: 48°F / 9°C

» AM Light Rain
» Low: 42°F / 6°C
» High: 55°F / 13°C

» AM Drizzle
» Low: 44°F / 7°C
» High: 62°F / 17°C

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Regional tourism board
Department tourism board

Rhône-Alpes Region
            Rhne-Alpes (Regional tourism board)
            Selected Hotels in Rhone-Alpes Region (Hotel)  

Department 01 - Ain

Department 07 - Ardèche
            L'Ardche (Department tourism board)
            The Ardeche Tourist Guide (Private company)

Department 26 - Drôme
            La Drme (Department tourism board)
            Buis-les-Baronnies (Tourism office)
            La Garde Adhemar (Private site)
            Mirmande (Private site)
            Nyons (Tourism office)
            Pays de Diois (Tourism office)
            Saint-Restitut (Tourism office)
            Saint-Vallier (Tourism office)

Department 38 - Isère
              (Private site)
            Allemont (Tourism office)
            Correnon en Vercors (Tourism office)
            Crmieu (Tourism office)
            Gresse-en-Vercors (Tourism office)
            Les Deux Alpes (Tourism office)
            Villard de Lans and Correnon en Vercors (Tourism office)

Department 42 - Loire
            La Loire (Department tourism board)
            Saint Galmier (Tourism office)
            Saint-Etienne (Tourism office)

Department 69 - Rhône
            Lyon (Tourism office)
            Saint Jean d'Ardires (Town)

Department 73 - Savoie
            La Savoie (Department tourism board)
            Aix Les Bains (Town)
            Albertville (Town)
            Arche Beaufort (Tourism office)
            Bramans (Town)
            Chambry (Tourism office)
            Champagny en Vanoise (Tourism office)
            Courchevel (Tourism office)
            La Plagne (Tourism office)
            Les Arcs / Bourg Saint-Maurice (Tourism office)
            Les Menuires (Tourism office)
            Les Saisies (Tourism office)
            Mribel (Tourism office)
            Montmelian (Town)
            Peisey Vallandry (Tourism office)
            Pralognan la Vanoise (Local area)
            Tignes (Tourism office)
            Val d'Isre (Tourism office)
            Valloire (Tourism office)

Department 74 - Haute-Savoie
            Haute Savoie (Department tourism board)
            Aiguille du midi (Private company)
            Avoriaz (Tourism office)
            Bernex (Tourism office)
            Chtel (Tourism office)
            Cluses (Town)
            Evian les Bains (Tourism office)
            Flaine (Tourism office)
            La Clusaz (Tourism office)
            Les Contamines (Tourism office)
            Les Houches (Tourism office)
            Megve (Local area)
            Morillon (Tourism office)
            Official website of the Combloux Tourist Office (Tourism office)
            Praz sur Arly (Tourism office)
            Saint-Gervais (Tourism office)
            Samoens (Tourism office)

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