Panorama of the inner city of Lyon, photographed from the Notre-Dame de
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
(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
the TGV and has become the principal railway station for extra-regional
Lyon Perrache, which is an older station that now often serves as the starting
of the regional and long-distance rail services. In practice, many trains,
TGV, serve both stations. Smaller railway stations include Saint-Paul,
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
The TCL (Transports en Commun Lyonnais), Lyon's public transit system,
metro, buses and tramways, serves 62 communes of the Lyon agglomeration.
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
(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
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
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
which locate on the 3rd and 5th floor. Non-smoking rooms are 64. Therefore,
of smoking rooms is 57.7%.
Sofitel Lyon, a luxury hotel and face to the Le Rhone, has 164 rooms. Non-smoking
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
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.
(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
(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.
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The photographs were taken in May, and the article was written in June
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.