Lyon, a city in France’s Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its city center reflects 2,000 years of history, with a Roman amphitheater in Fourvière, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux Lyon, and the modern, redeveloped Confluence district on the Presqu'île peninsula between the rivers. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill. The municipality (commune) of Lyon has a population of 491,168. The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk. Lyon has warm summers with relatively high rainfall and cool winters which are generally drier. Lyon has archaeologic remains from the Roman times and architectural sites of interest from mediaeval times all the way through to modern buildings. Lyon also has many museums, art galleries, parks and places of interest, plus Lyon has many fine shops.