The long history of Lyons, which was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. as the capital of the Three Gauls and has continued to play a major role in Europe's political, cultural and economic development ever since, is vividly illustrated by its urban fabric and the many fine historic buildings from all periods.
This night view encompasses the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière built on the spot of the forum vetus (old forum), medieval Cathédrale St-Jean (Lyon cathedral) and Pont Bonaparte on the Saône river.
I have just learned thanks to this postcard that Lyon is also known for its famous light festival 'Fête des Lumières', which occurs on my birthday 8th of December - plans are already in the making!!
Merci Clotilde :)