Top cities in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Insteresting facts about major cities

Do you know that Lyon has been named “The Gastronomic Capital of the World” since 1935? Many of Clermont-Ferrand‘s old buildings were built from the volcanic stones so it looks darker than rest of French cities.The walnut is Grenoble’s main culinary claim, and there is even an walnut museum! Lake Annecy has one of the purest waters in the world. So which one do you prefer?

More than just Lyon

When it comes to top cities Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the first city pop out your mind must be be the capital of gastronomy, Lyon. However, there are other major cities in this region that you should definitely pay a visit too.

If you love nature and water, Annecy, Chamonix and Clermont-Ferrand should be on your list. If you love culture, academic heritages, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne are the places to be. Of course there are charming places ike Aurillac, Samoens, Chambery and so on waiting for you to discover.

Lyon - Capital of Gastronomy

Do you know that Lyon has longer history than Paris?

With a rich history stretching back more than 2000 years, Lyon has taken shape over time, presenting visitors today with neighborhoods that have a unique atmosphere and reflect the city’s evolution.

Since its foundation by the Romans in 43 BCE, on Fourvière Hill, the city has expanded from west to east, building on the advantages offered by its two hills and two rivers. Follow the guide, from Antiquity to the present day!

Clermont-Ferrand - City of Volcanos

Don’t be surprised by the black style of Clermont-Ferrand, it’s actually a gentle and charming capital city of Auvergne.

Surrounded by enormous volcanoes, Clermont-Ferrand is constructed by real volcanic rocks! More than just old town with narrow streets, Clermont-Ferrand also just short distance from Puy de Dome, which is a large lava dome that composes the Pyus volcano range.

Unique and “volcanic”, welcome to Clermont-Ferrand.

Grenoble - Academic and Walnut Centre

First-class museums, full of history castle, and unique places that reflect the city’s desire to always surprise and innovate.

Grenoble has been successfully reinventing itself for more than two centuries, often leading the way for cultural, social, and industrial trends. Also, don’t miss the famous the Cable car.

Annecy - Hidden gem of Alps

Annecy, the lake and the mountains…

A fascinating and varied destination for an unforgettable experience! Come and live your own experience and get a change of scenery to discover this region full of richness in “Balcony of Alps” – Annecy.

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