In addition to being one of the world’s most historic and well-known wine regions, the Rhone Valley is also home to Lyon, France’s second largest metropolitan city. Strategically located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saone Rivers, Lyon was destined to become a commercial and industrial powerhouse and today it welcomes visitors with a wealth of experiences including excellent museums, an enticing cultural scene and fantastic shopping opportunities. To top it off, Lyon proudly wears the title of the gastronomical capital of France, with people coming from far and wide to sample its extraordinary brand of French cuisine. To the north and south of Lyon, virile vineyards blooming on both sides of the Rhone River create a stunningly beautiful landscape that produces some of the world’s most illustrious wines. With cultural attractions aplenty, exceptional French cuisine and a phenomenal selection of wines to explore, the Rhone Valley is love at first sight.