Holidays in Lyon, France: The Perfect Break … Come with me to take a tour around Lyon in my next lines to know more about its history, features, places you may go and stay, things you can do and how you can transport in it? Lyon is the third largest city in France and center of the second largest metropolitan area in the country.
It has two world class rivers. Also it is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region and the Rhône department. It is known as a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene. Lyon is the symbol of amazing riversides with beautiful landscape design and arty promenades. Get inspired with other locations using some of our past articles Tour The City of lights, Paris, France and Tour de France, Paris, France to help get you started planning your next family holiday.
1-To collect more information about Lyon you have to take a historical tour in its museums and theatres. As an example of these museums; The Museum of Fine Arts, located near place des Terreaux. It was restored between 1988 and 1998, and contains collections from ancient Egypt antiquities to the Modern art period. Also it hosts important exhibitions of art as the exhibitions of works by Georges Braque and Henri Laurens. This museum is one of the most important ones in Europe.
2-Lyon also contains the Roman theatre-odeum-temple complex, which are the most important remnant of the Roman city of Lugdunum. It was built in a park next to the hill Notre Dame de Fourvière Basilica, which is located in the center of the Roman city.
3- While you are visiting the Roman theatre, you can enter the Gallo-Roman museum as it was built next the city’s Roman theatre. It is a museum on the Gallo-Roman civilization chronicles five centuries of the city’s history under Rome with rich in its collections, its environment and its bold architecture.
4-Lyon is a city where most of you will have to try very hard indeed to find a bad meal; it is popular with food lovers from the world over. So you have to try one or two restaurants from its 2,000 restaurants that offered and you have never agreed on a favorite. L’Orson qui boit £ restaurant is a gentle Japanese accent. It situated in 23 rue Royal; 7827 2337 and features a modern décor, an excellent service and silly prices.
5-Also you can go to Bocuse’s main restaurant, there is high quality three Michelin stars restaurant called Auberge du Pont de Collonges with pistachio-colored facade, yellow and raspberry the main Restaurant in Lyon. It would be churlish not to try one of its traditional menus for which was served for decades such as truffle soup VGE one of Paul Bocuse’s signature created for Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.
7-Of course staying in Lyon even for just couple of days, you will need a perfect hotel to stay in it. Feel the elegance of France in a 4-star hotel Collège Hôtel. It has an academic theme and quirky, cool chic decorations.
8-Also you may stay in Hotel Le Royal Lyon a grand family residence. It locates in the heart of the city between the Rhone and Saone rivers. It has an iconic establishment which makes you steep in the unique spirit of Lyon offering 74 rooms and suites.
Lyon is not car-friendly; it has two perfect ways to avoid stuck in the crowd. The two ways are the public transport and cycling. Try an amazing French tour in Lyon but avoid the first two or three weeks of August. There are many of the shops and restaurants are closed in this period.