Today, Lyon is the third-largest city in France but during ancient times, it was the largest. At the time, the capital of the Gauls was called Lugdunum. Between the end of the first century BC and the second century AD, all the monuments worthy of a Roman capital would be built in the city and Lyon would become a showcase for Rome in these lands conquered by Julius Caesar.
During the Gallic Wars, without putting up a fight, whole cities immediately sided with Rome and even took advantage of the generosity of the emperors, from Julius Caesar to Constantine the Great.
With its 2,185 monuments, today, Paris is the world's most touristic capital city. Each part of the riverbank and each neighbourhood bears witness to this tremendous wealth. But in the city of light, although now rare, there are also vestiges of the Gallo-Roman era.
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