Do you intend to visit the city of Lyon? Reserve your flight to Lyon today and start planning your itinerary. Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to the multitude of historic sites in the area.
Once you reach the beautiful city on the confluence of the Rhone and Seine Rivers, be prepared to be charmed by the third biggest town in France. Start your journey by visiting the Roman ruins in Fourvière where you will find the Gallo-Roman Museum and the Odeon of Lyon. Lyon, the Roman Lugdunum, had been built as the administrative and religious center of the province Gallia Lugdunensis. You can still visit the impressive Roman theater, which is sometimes used for live events, and the Odeon. Both are located at the foot of the Fourvière Hill, which is a great location for getting an overview of the city. Up there you will also find the cathedral Notre-Dame de Fourvière and the Tour métallique, a copy of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Discover the beautiful old town of Lyon coined by the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period by going to the Cathedral of St. John and the Basilica of Saint-Martin-d'Ainay and by strolling around the narrow little alleys. There are secret passages between these alleys that you can only find when you know where they are, but there is also a tour for these Traboules, as the passageways are called. In the quarter of Croix-Rousse there used to be the famous silk production of Lyon, today it is a lively area full of boutiques, restaurants and craft shops.
Lyon is also the capital of French Cuisine, the art of fine cooking. The long tradition was started hundreds of years ago, by the "Mothers of Lyon", who cooked for the journeymen that traveled from town to town. They laid the foundation for today's world renowned haute cuisine. Even the world-famous chef Paul Bocuse had learned his craft from one of the "Mares Lyonnaises". Sample traditional French dishes accompanied by fine wines produced in the regions of Cotes du Rhone and Beaujolais.
Take a flight to Lyon now and begin a trip that you will not forget. Sample traditional French dishes accompanied by fine wines produced in the regions of Cotes du Rhone and Beaujolais. Take a flight to Lyon now and begin a trip that you will not forget.