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(Placename) a region of E France: mainly mountainous, rising to the edge of the Massif Central in the west and the French Alps in the east; drained by the Rivers Rhône, Saône, and Isère
a metropolitan region in SE France. 5,354,000; 16,872 sq. mi. (43,698 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||Rhone-Alpes - a mountainous region of eastern France drained by the Rhone and Saone and Isere rivers|
Lyonnais - a former province of east central France; now administered by Rhone-Alpes