Sitting on the West bank of the Saôneriver, France second largest city is filled with roman ruins, gothic churches and, of course, plenty of fine cuisine. Visit the restored old quarter, or vieux Lyon, where cobbled streets and covered passageways intertwine in a complex and charming labyrinth. Explore the amphitheaters and theatres remaining from the vestiges of the Roman city of Lugdunum, the capital of Gaul founded by Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. For a more in depth look at this incredible civilization, descend into the underground Gallo-Romaine museum with your expert guide. From the Byzantine cathedral of Notre Dame de Fourvière accessed by funicular to the renaissance mansions on Rue St. Jean and Rue Juiverie, tour the many layers of civilization that makes Lyon a well preserved gem. Finally, learn and taste the famous “cuisine lyonnaise,” with its many Michelin star chefs and mouth-watering dishes.