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Grenoble is nestled at the foot of the French Alps, and is known today as the Capital of the Alps. It is a thriving city with 4 universities that welcomes over 50,000 students each year. It is a world leader in scientific research in nanotechnologies, computer science and physics, with over 20,000 people related to its research activities. It also produces over 450 patents per year.
It is located between 2 rivers, the Isère to the north, and the Drac to the west and is very flat which is great for biking! Many people like to travel around on their bicycles or take the very convenient public transportation system which is mainly the tram or the bus.
Lyon is the 2nd largest city in France with a population of over 500,000. Its history spans over 2000 years and was once the capital of Gaul, and one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire. Its historic centre - Le Vieux Lyon, which dates from the Medieval and Renaissance eras, is now a Unesco World Heritage site.
It is situated between the rivers Rhône and Saône and in-between the wine countries of Burgundy and the Beaujolais to the North, and the Côtes de Rhône to the south. Because of this it offers many excellent local wines that are world famous.
It is also renowned for its culinary excellence and is hailed as the the Gourmet Capital and boasts several world class Michelin starred chefs and restaurants. It has always been a very prosperous and wealthy city, and one of its main industries in the past was silk weaving. Many of its silks were used in the court of Versailles before the French Revolution of 1789.
It has excellent transports links such as the High Speed Train - Le TGV which gets you to Paris in 2 hours. It also has a big international airport with flights to over 100 cities.
Chambéry is situated in the East of France and is 60 kms north of Grenoble and 100 kms East of Lyon. It is in a large flat valley, surrounded by the Massif des Bauges and next to the Lac du Bourget which is the largest natural lake in France. It is also at the entrance of the French Alps. It is the capital of the Savoie Departement, and gets its name from the Count of Savoy who used Chambéry as his seat of power.
It's population stands at around 60,000 including 11,000 students, which keeps the city young and vibrant. It has great train connections with a direct service from Chambéry to Paris. It also has a small airport which is open during the winter months to accommodate tourists arriving for skiing and other winter sports.