when it comes to the contents of its stock list. Lyon became a major centre for the spice trade and, even more importantly, the silk trade, following the authorization by François I of weaving privileges, hitherto an Italian monopoly. Bed wasn't so comfortable and they only give u 2 towels! Lyon in 1860 This concern with non-Christian countries outside Europe had another important effect on Lyon, which was to become the leading centre of missionary activities in the Catholic world. Though the Canut revolts revolt of silk weavers tarnished the era, Lyon enjoyed an undeniable power which it carried into the 20th century. Lyon's Roman structures are almost as impressive today as they were in the days of the gladiators - especially the remnants of its public baths and the giant amphitheater on Fourviere hill at the Gallo-Roman Museum. Couples - AccorHotels certified review «The best hotel in Paris for extended stay!» Wonderful facility with a beautiful courtyard/garden to get some fresher air have light meals. Neighborhood is a little rough (we saw a fist fight only 2 towels a room, bed was just. Couples - AccorHotels certified review «Great location. "Moulin Rouge." "Amelie." "Midnight in Paris." But Lyon pretty much invented the movies. The breakfasts are adequate. Tauck's epicurean delights begin in Paris with a reception and dinner at Fouquets, the celebrity hotspot on the Champs Élysées, and a pastry class especially for Tauck guests at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. In the future, whenever we return to Paris, this Ibis Gare de Lyon Hotel Ledrou Rollin will be our home away from home. This article was originally published in April 2014.