Lyon To Nice Road Trip.
Planned as a two weeks’ drive from Lyon to Nice, through one of France’s most scenic regions, with contrasts in geographical contours, and a variety of cuisine and picturesque towns and cities. Lyon, the second largest city in France after Paris, is a city in east-central France, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, about 470 km (292 mi) from Paris and 320 km (199 mi) east of Marseille. The city is known for its cuisine and gastronomy and historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically an important area for the production and weaving of silk and played a significant role in the history of cinema. The city is also known for its famous light festival, Fête des Lumières, which occurs every 8 December and lasts for four days. Nice, on the other hand, is located in the French Riviera, on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Alps, It is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region after Marseille. Nice is about 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the principality of Monaco, and its airport is a gateway to the principality as well. The area of today’s Nice contains Terra Amata, an archaeological site which displays evidence of a very early use of fire. The clear air and soft light have particularly appealed to some of Western culture’s most outstanding painters, such as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Arman and Niki de Saint Phalle. Their work is commemorated in many of the city’s museums.
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