Rhone Alpes

Your Holidays in France in Rhone Alpes

The Department of Rhone

Some of the more well known cities of Rhone are Lyon, Villeurbanne, Venissieux, Caluire-et-Cuire, Saint-Priest, Vaulx-en-Velin, Villefranche-sur-saone (The capital of Beaujolais) and Bron.

Department du Rhone is one among the many departments in France that stands out for its unique history, culture, lifestyle and the economy.

It is a creation of the French revolution of 1793 that was responsible for the division of the Rhone-et-Loire.
Rhone was enlarged several times in the past to bring under its purview the communes lying outside the purview of Lyon.

Rhone boasts of two big rivers, from which it gets its name, the Rhone and the Saone.

The Lyon metropolitan area is the biggest and the most commercial area in the department of Rhone. Also, nearly all of the major cities of Rhone come under this area.

Some of the more well known cities of Rhone are Lyon, Villeurbanne, Venissieux, Caluire-et-Cuire, Saint-Priest, Vaulx-en-Velin, Villefranche-sur-saone (The capital of Beaujolais) and Bron.

This department is known for its breathtaking beauty, the majestic mountains, the Rhone alps.

A tour through this department brings a delight to the tourist as he has the chance of exploring a place abounds with mountains, multi-ethnic landscapes and countryside.

Medieval centers of Lyon, its lakes, the resorts that abound in plenty, prominently, Evian and the natural splendor of the Drome Provencale, all these are a must see.

Lyon is architecturally rich with the saint-romain-en-gal and its remains, Lyonnais mounts and the charming villages of Beaujolais.

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