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Founded by the Romans as the capital of Gaul, Lyon is in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region. The city sits where two major rivers meet, and no matter which Lyon hostel you choose to stay at, the fantastic public transportation - with buses, metro, river boats and bike rentals - will get you around easily. Take a riverboat ride and admire this majestic French city, or take a trip to The Roman theatre in Fourvière. It's also a good idea to try a hop-on hop-off bus tour so you can visit some of Lyon's top attractions, including the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière, the Place Bellecour or the Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste. Finally if you can time your visit around the annual Festival of Lights (early December) you'll be rewarded with some amazing views - just book in advance as the city does get busy.