Rendez-vous in Lyon

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    © ATOUT FRANCE/Franck Charel

Rendez-vous in Lyon Lyon fr

Lyon, part of the World Heritage

A 2000 year-old city at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône, Lyon is set in the hills of Fourvière and Croix-Rousse. The city center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it will take you on an unusual journey through time and culture as you walk along its narrow, winding streets and traboules, along the lively banks, through the big squares on the peninsula ... and into the night with over 200 illuminated sites.

Not to Miss in Lyon

  • The Roman theaters and the old Renaissance Lyon
  • Fourvière Basilica and the Croix-Rousse with its ateliers de canuts (silk-weavers' workshops)
  • Cultural life: biennials, national opera, dance, theater, national orchestra
  • Museums: Fine Arts, the Lumière Film Museum, the Fabric Museum, the Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization
  • The light map: over 200 sites are illuminated each evening
  • Shopping: designers, fashion, antiques, markets, squares, gardens
  • Lyonnais cuisine: its bouchons (traditional Lyonnais restaurants) and major restaurants
  • Lyon along the Rhône and Saône: cruises, docks, embankments and bridges
  • The vineyards: Beaujolais, Côte-Rôtie, Côtes du Rhône

Take a week-end to visit the city of Lyon and its way of life

This package includes two nights accommodation, a Lyon City Card and one meal in a bouchon. The Lyon City Card gives you access to 28 tourist services: museums, guided tours, boat trips (April / October) as well as concerts, the transportation system, plus discounts and special offers.

Calendar of Festivals in Lyon

  • Dance Biennial (September): to share the joy of dancing with as many people possible throughout the area and across constantly changing themes, in different locations throughout the city.
  • Fourvière Nights (from June to August) have become a point of reference among the major international festivals. Every summer, they present a multi-disciplinary program that is both enlightening and approachable: theater, dance, music and film. June to August, Fourvière Roman Theaters.
  • Festival of Lights (December): Building facades, squares, gardens and other public spaces are transformed by light and present unique shows throughout the city.

Getting to Poitiers

  • 3 TGV stations: Lyon Part-Dieu, Lyon-Perrache, Lyon-Saint-Exupery (2 hours from central Paris and 1 hour 30 minutes from Marseille)
  • Airport: Lyon-Saint-Exupéry.

The express tram "Rhônexpress" connects the Lyon - Saint Exupéry airport with, notably, the business center Lyon Part-Dieu, the historic city center of Lyon (transfer to Metro line A), and Lyon's entire transportation network. In total, four stations have been planned on the route to meet the needs of users. Travelers can catch it every 15 minutes between 6am and 9pm, and every 30 minutes between 5am and 6am and between 9pm and midnight. In case of delayed arrival of a plane in the evening, the service will operate until the plane gets in, whatever the time of landing.

  • Highways: A6, A7, A46, A42, A43 (460 km from Paris)

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