Stage city for the 18th time

Prefecture of Rhône (69)

520 000 inhabitants (Lyonnais)

www.lyon.fr

The city of “gones” has made a name for itself on quite a few sporting scenes, thanks notably to Olympique Lyonnais its flag bearer. The football club holds the record of having claimed seven consecutive French titles (2002-2008) while its women’s side dominates the European scene with six Champion’s League trophies. In basketball, l’ASVEL has conquered 19 national championships. It was also in the Palais des Sports of Lyon that French tennis witnessed one of its greatest moments thanks to the victory of France against the United States in the 1991 Davis Cup final… 59 years after the legendary musketeers.

View of Lyon city from Fourviere, France © Getty Images/B. Preve

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