Fly with SWISS to the French city of Lyon and experience the birthplace of French cuisine. Lyon has been a cultivated city for at least 2000 years and is still growing today.
A Roman theater can be seen at Fourvière. Today it is the sophisticated food capital of France, or even the world. Its restaurants cover the full range of cooking, from regional and traditional to inventive and postmodern. A stroll in the Halles de Lyon market is an education in itself. The most important event in Lyon’s calendar is the Festival of Lights. Since 1643, the people of the city have been lighting candles in their windows on 8 December as a sign of giving thanks for deliverance from the plague. These days, there are also beautiful sound and light shows on Place des Terreaux.