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Beautiful bridges

The Saône is a river which flows through in the city of Lyon, that backs on the Rhone. At the height of Lyon, the river is very close to the Rhone, which makes the neighborhood of the Presqu'ile seem like an island. On the banks of the Saône the first inhabitants of Lyon, Lugdunum in Roman times, settled there. Lyon was the first Christian city of France, built beside the river, where early Christians used the river water for baptisms. The Saône has several beautiful bridges that stretched from Presqu'ile to the old part of Lyon, as Masaryk bridge, built in 1830. Each person or car has to pay a tax to cross the bridge, one of the first tolls.

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