city in EC France, at the juncture of the Rhone & Saône rivers
A city of east-central France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône Rivers north of Marseille. Founded in 43 BC as a Roman colony, it was the principal city of Gaul and an important religious center after the introduction of Christianity. Its silk industry dates to the 1400s.
The Courrier de Lyon contained articles the success of which reached even to the capital and attracted the attention of the Parisian press.
Xxxiv.; and Les Premieres Annees de la Revolution a Lyon (Paris, 1894).
Within two years Meaux, Poitiers, Angers, les ties de Saintonge, Agen, Bourges, Issoudun, Aubigny, Blois, Tours, Lyon, Orleans and Rouen were organized.
Construction proceeded under this law, but not with very satisfactory results, and new arrangements had to be made between 1852 and 1857, when the railways were concentrated in the hands of six great companies, the Nord, the Est, the Ouest, the Paris-Lyon-Mditerrane, the Orleans and the Midi.
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