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Exploring the Past in Rhône-Alpes

The Rhône-Alpes region in the southeast of France shares its borders with Switzerland and Italy. This is a region well known for the peaks of the Alps as well as outstanding cultural heritage and gastronomic traditions. The city of Lyon is widely recognised for its archaeology and history and is included on the UNESCO list of World heritage Sites. The departments in Rhône-Alpes are: Ain, Ardèche, Drôme, Isère, Loire, Rhône, Savoie, Haute-Savoie.

Map of Archaeology and History Sites and Museums in Rhône-Alpes

Prehistoric sites (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age) are marked with red pins on the map, Gallo-Roman with green pins, Middle Ages with light blue, Early Modern (the Ancien Régime) with pink, Modern (from the French Revolution to the Great War) with purple, 20th Century/Historic with yellow. Museums and theme parks are marked with dark blue pins.
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