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Rhône-Alps is a region with more than 2,000 years of history but also the region of modern technology.

About the Region

The Region of Rhone Alpes covers 43,968K 2 and has a population of 5,608,200. It has hot summers and humid winters. The capital city of the region is Lyon

It comprises the following departements:
01 - Ain (Bourg-en-Bresse)
07 - Ardèche (Privas)
26 - Drôme (Valence)
38 - Isère (Grenoble)
42 - Loire (Saint-Etienne)
69 - Rhône (Lyon)
73 - Savoie (Chambéry)
74 - Haute-Savoie (Annecy)

Lifestyle

Located in the South-East of France, between Paris (two hours by TGV) and the French Riviera/Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes is the region of diversity : mountains and Mont Blanc (the highest peak in Europe at 15,771 feet) offering some of the best skiing in the world.

Four natural parks (Vanoise, Vercors, Pilat and Ecrins), the Massif Central, vineyards, endless lavender fields, and wild pure lakes are among the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

Rhône-Alps is ideal for natural activities and sports. Rhône-Alps is a region with more than 2,000 years of history but also the region of modern technology.

A cradle of culture and history : the Gallo-Roman remains, the medieval period, the Romanesque art, the Renaissance districts, the contemporary art as well as advanced technology with 9 universities, 31 graduate business schools and many international high-tech research centres.

Gastronomy is one of the most famous characteristics of the region thanks to the local produce : wines such as Beaujolais and Côtes-du-Rhône, local cheeses, typical dishes, Bresse chicken, etc,

 

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