Lyon
Lyon

Lyon

Head for the bright lights of Lyon, home to the Festival of Lights and France's culinary capital!

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From 13/05/2019 to 20/10/2019

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5 good reasons to go

Listed heritage as far as the eye can see
Listed heritage as far as the eye can see
Known as the capital of the Gauls, Lyon is structured around four iconic districts: Old Lyon and its Renaissance-era houses and traboule alleyways, Fourvière with its basilica and ancient ruins, Croix-Rousse and its Maison des Canuts and Confluence, home to slick, cutting-edge buildings... World Heritage-listed Lyon is a master class in history and architecture.
A collection of fascinating museums
A collection of fascinating museums
Lyon is France's second biggest cultural epicentre after Paris, home to more museums than most other cities can dream of. The Contemporary Art Museum, the Musée des Confluences, Institut Lumière, the Movies & Miniature Museum, the Musées Gadagne (encompassing both the history and puppetry museums) and a host of other fun centres make up the city.
Catch your breath in the heart of the city
Catch your breath in the heart of the city
Boasting both the Rhône and Saône rivers as residents, the city's banks have been cleared and landscaped to offer up some very pleasant walks. Lyon is packed full of parks too, from the Tête d’Or and its Théâtre Guignol to Rosa Mir and the plant garden, all welcome little corners of natural goodness. And once you get out of the city, you'll find yourself amidst the Lyon greater region's vineyards. Not to be missed!
An unparalleled line-up of events
An unparalleled line-up of events
Lyon is one of France's liveliest cities. Book a ticket and come and join in the festivities! The Festival of Lights isn't to be confused with the Lumière film festival: this event takes place in December, and sees the whole city decked out in light displays. The Nuits Sonores, Nuits de Fourvière and Quais du Polar are other calendar highlights well worth a visit.
Sample Lyon's cuisine
Sample Lyon's cuisine
Bouchons are an institution, restaurants that serve up traditional fare. Pull up a chair and dig into quenelle dumplings, cervelle de canut cheese dip, brioche sausage rolls, tablier de sapeur tripe and Saint-Marcellin cheese… Don't forget to order a good bottle of local Côtes du Rhône to go with it. Praline tart and bugne pastries hit the spot when it comes to dessert.

To see / do

Culture and history

Fourvière in the Lyon hills

Fourvière in the Lyon hills

Rambling along the Fourvière hill is a journey back through the mists of time. The Roman ruins here have been lovingly restored, notably the theatre and baths.  The hill is scattered with vestiges of the past, including fortifications. Cresting the hill is the Notre-Dame-de-Fourvière basilica and its breath-taking views of the entire city. And if you look closely, you'll spot a metal tower: the Eiffel Tower's little sister.

Alleyway short-cuts through the city

Alleyway short-cuts through the city

One of Lyon's unique, quirky features is its 500 traboules, alleyway passages that cut through entire buildings to offer walkers short-cuts. Many of them are still used and open to the public today. To experience them for yourself, you'll need to head over to Lyon's old town or the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood, home to the Cour des Voraces, the most famous traboule of them all!

Hit the wine route

Enjoy the wine-tasting experience of a lifetime in the surrounding vineyards. Coteaux-du-lyonnais, beaujolais and côte-rôtie wines are all made here. Tour the region in search of winegrowers and sellers. You’d be mad not to try some of the fantastic, world-renowned wines produced in and around Lyon.

Outings

Make a date at La Commune

La Commune is a food lover's paradise, just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Rhône. This attractive eatery boasts 15 small food outlets. Each one offers up high-quality dishes that you can eat on site. The chefs use regional produce for their culinary creations. The venue also organises cultural events where you can grab a lunch or dinner that’s a little bit different.

In the old docks

In the old docks

The historic La Sucrière, a renovated sugar warehouse, is now a major venue in the Confluence district of Lyon. Lots of events, including exhibitions and concerts, are held at the former docks. Sometimes they’re used for high-profile local celebrations such as the Nuits Sonores electronic music festival.

Gastronomy

The famous brioche sausage roll

If you’d like to sample some local culinary delights, head to a ‘bouchon’, a traditional, Lyonnais café. These small eateries serve up local specialities such as brioche sausage rolls. A plain, pistachio or truffle sausage is rolled in brioche dough and then cooked in the oven. What a treat!

Pink Praline Tart: pure indulgence

Pink Praline Tart: pure indulgence

Praline tart is sweet and colourful and gets the taste buds going. The praline is made from almonds which are then coated in pink sugar. And they taste just as good in a brioche or tart. To make a Pink Praline Tart, you fill a pastry case with a mix of sugar, chopped almonds and cream.

Practical information

Flight duration

1h10

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Currency

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Distance

435 km

Average temperature

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16°C (max 25°C)

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21°C (max 28°C)

Autumn

8°C (max 17°C)

Winter

5°C (max 14°C)

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