Lyon, France


Panorama of the inner city of Lyon, photographed from the Notre-Dame de Fourviere.

Lyon is a city in east-central France in the Rhone-Alps region, situated between Paris and Marseille. Lyon is
located at 470 kms from Paris, 320 kms from Marseille. Together with its suburbs and satellite towns,
Lyon forms the third-largest metropolitan area in France after Paris, with the population of its urban area
estimated to be 1,422,000.

The GDP of Lyon is 62billion euro, and the city is the second richest city after Paris. Tourism provides a big
boost to the Lyon economy with one billion euros in 2007. Approximately, 60% of tourists visit for business
with the rest for leisure. Lyon has a long cultural influence on France and the world. The city is known for its
historical and architectural landmarks and is a World Heritage Site.

A wide Viewcity of Lyon, taken from the Notre-Dame de Fourviere

(L) 'Cosplay', costumes and accessories to represent a specific style drawn from fiction in Japan.
The chinese letter on her chest means Tokyo. This photo was taken at the terrace of the hill.
(M) A steep staircase goes up and goes down the hill of Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere.
(R) Back alley in the Old Town, Lyon

(L) Old town of Lyon, Notre-Dame de Fourviere in the back hill
(R) A cafe in the Old Town, Lyon

A traditional restaurant and pub in the Rue Saint Jean, Lyon.

An alley of the Old Town, Rue Saint Jean, Lyon
The inside space of the 'Smoking Dog' pub is non-smoking.

Lyon has two major railway stations: Lyon Part-Dieu, which was built to accommodate the TGV and has
become the principal railway station for extra-regional trains; and Lyon Perrache, which is an older station
that now often serves as the starting station of the regional and long-distance rail services. In practice,
many trains, including TGV, serve both stations. Smaller railway stations include Saint-Paul, which serves
the western suburbs of Lyon metropolitan area.

Gare de Lyon Perrache

Gare de Lyon-Saint-Paul is located between the base of Fourviere hill and the river of Saone.

Gare de Lyon-Saint-Paul is the rail terminal and provides the place for storing bicycles.

The TCL (Transports en Commun Lyonnais), Lyon's public transit system, consisting of metro, buses and tramways,
serves 62 communes of the Lyon agglomeration. The subway network has four lines of A, B, C and D, which run
with a frequency of up to two minutes. There are four tram lines of T1, T2, T3 and T4.

(L) The street entrance to Lyon Metro
(R) Clock Tower Lyon

(L) Entrance gate to the Lyon Metro (R) An automatic vending machine for Metro tickets

(L) Information display of the various types of a ticket (R) The stairway down to the tram station, Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

Lyon tram cars seen at and near the Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

(L) Lyon tram with its an unique form seen in the city (R) Tram station under the Gare de Lyon Perrache

Mercure Lyon Centre Grand Hotel Chaeteau Perrache

Hotel Raddison Blu Lyon
The right photo shows a top roof of the building. This picture was taken from the reception floor.

Hotel Raddison Blu Lyon

Mercure Lyon Centre Grand Hotel Chaeteau Perrache, listed as a historic monument, is located in front of the Gare de Lyon-Perrach,
has a total of 78 rooms/
all rooms are no-smoking and are smoke-free.Hotel Ibis Lyon Centre Perrache located in the other side of
the Lyon Perrache station has 13 standard and 5 superior smoking rooms, while non-smoking rooms are 105. The rate of
smoking rooms to the total is
14.6%. Mercure Lyon Centre Grand Hotel has a total room of 111, of which 47 rooms are smoking,
which locate on the 3rd and 5th floor. Non-smoking rooms are 64. Therefore, the percentage of smoking rooms is

Sofitel Lyon, a luxury hotel and face to the Le Rhone, has 164 rooms. Non-smoking floors are located on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and
6th floor. Smoking rooms locate on the 1st ( 20 rooms ), 4th ( 24 rooms ) and 7th floor ( 22 rooms ). The rates of smoking rooms
are about
42.9 %.

Hotel Raddison Blu Lyon is the tallest hotel in Europe, and it provides a wonderful view of the city. The total numbers of guest rooms
are 245, of which smoking rooms are 35, which consists of
14.3% of the total.

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

Saone River

(L) A bridge crossing Saone River (R) An esplanade along Rhone River

(L) A police station near the Gare de Lyon Perrache (R) Clock Tower at Place Bellecour

(L) A fountain on the Quai Docteur Gailleton (R) Rhone River and boat

(L) A coin laundry near the Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu (R) TGV train is crossing the Rhene River.

Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, the primary railway station in Lyon

(L) TGV train arrived at the Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
(T) A notice of no-smoking posted at the stairway

All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア イタリア鉄道旅行記 Italia Rail: Trenitalia
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 トロンハイム・オスロ間鉄道 Trohdheim-Oslo Railway, Norway

米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ボストン-ニューヨーク高速鉄道  Amtrak Acela Express/Boston_Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 シカゴCTA鉄道 Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 マイアミMETRO鉄道  Miami Metro Rail

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ワシントンDC地下鉄・ユニオン駅 Washington DC Metro/Union Station

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 ストックホルム・アーランダ急行  Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄・近郊鉄道   Stockholm County Railways
X2000の旅  X2000:Stockholm_Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Greater Copenhagen Railways

タイ・バンコク鉄道 バンコク・スカイトレイン・地下鉄・タイ鉄道
  Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道  Taiwan High Speed Rail
インド鉄道・地下鉄  Indian Railways and Dehli Metro
韓国高速鉄道・空港急行・地下鉄 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
  香港空港エクスプレス・地下鉄  Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 中国高速鉄道 High-speed railway in China

シカゴ鉄道 ポルトガル地下鉄・鉄道  Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 アムステルダム鉄道・市電  Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 スペイン高速鉄道   High-speed train in Spain
マイアミ鉄道 バロセロナ都市交通  Barcelona Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 パリ鉄道ターミナル  Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 パリ地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Paris Metro_RER_Tram
  フランス国鉄の旅  Railway Travel in France
 ドイツ国鉄の旅 Railway Travel in Germany
サンフランシスコ鉄道 スイス・オーストリア・ドイツ鉄道 
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 バンクーバー・スカイトレイン Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ・エドモントン地下鉄  Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ大陸横断鉄道・VIA Trans-Canada Railway, VIA
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 シアトル・モノレール、リンク鉄道 Monorail and Link railway st Seatle
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 米国アムトラックで氷河国立公園へ Amtrak: Seatle to Glacier National Park
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パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 アラスカ鉄道 Alaskan Railroad

 モスクワ地下鉄 Moscow Metro
 サンクトベルグ地下鉄 Saint Petersburg Metro
 ロシア高速鉄道 Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ヘルシンキ・サンクトベルグ間高速鉄道 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

ニュージランド鉄道旅行 ニュージランド鉄道旅行記  NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 オーストラリア鉄道旅行記   Brief Journey by Australian Rail

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 キャンベラ・シドニー間鉄道Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
 ゴールドコースト・ライトレール Gold Coast Light-Rail

Narita Airport-City Rail Service
Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'
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The photographs were taken in May, and the article was written in June 2011,
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