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Send a Parcel to Lyon, France
Located in the east central Rhone Alpes region of France, it sits between Paris and Marseille, and is only 100 miles from Geneva. It is the largest city outside of Paris with nearly 490,000 residents in the city with suburbs and satellite towns taking the Lyon conurbation to around 1.5 million, and 2.1 million including the metropolitan area.
It’s another French city that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is steeped in history and architecture. It is known for its silk weaving and for being the gastronomic capital of France. It’s culturally very significant as the first cinematographe (Cinema camera) was developed here, along with the Worlds first funicular railway, and the city holds a renowned light festival the "Fete des Lumieres", which occurs on the 8th December each year for four days. It was of historic significance in World War II as whilst it was a centre of German occupation it was also a stronghold of resistance.
It is also the French home of trompe l’oeil examples of which can be seen on walls throughout the city.
Olympique Lyonnais brings sport to the town and this soccer team has regularly taken part in European Champions League Football, Lyon also has strong rugby league and union teams.
Business comes to the city in the form of banking, pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical companies. It is ranked as the 2nd best place to live in France.
When it comes to gastronomy then for many centuries the city has attracted the finest chefs in France, and this has been aided by the nearby wine regions of Beaujolais and Cotes do Rhone.
Overall it adds up to a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer. Good transport links ensure that any parcels shipped to or from the region should have a trouble free journey. Just remember to always ensure that any parcels sent across Europe should be adequately packed, including when shipping to France.
Essentials when sending a parcel to Lyon
It is important to bear in mind the following points when you send a parcel to Lyon:
- Make sure the contents of your parcel(s) adhere to our prohibited and restricted items list.
- Ensure that you print and complete the necessary documents required when sending a parcel to France.
- Check for any customs charges or other surcharges that may apply to French shipments.
- Be sure that every parcel is securely packaged to avoid damage to the contents.
- Relax and rest assured that your parcel will arrive safe-and-sound in France when sending through !