Rhône-Alpes can be described as one amongst 26 regions of France. The name 'Rhône-Alpes' was given due to Rhone River' as well as 'Alps' mountain range. This place stands 6th amongst European economic regions. Rhône-Alpes region covers three main cities of France. As such, a triangle 'Lyon-Grenoble-Saint-Etienne' gets formed. These cities, in turn, are surrounded by smaller cities.