Flights to Lyon in France are comfortable and affordable with SWISS. Once you reached the beautiful city on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, be prepared to be charmed by the third biggest town of France.
Lyon, the former Lugdunum, had been built by the Romans as the administrative and religious center of their 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 point for getting an overview over 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 with its Renaissance buildings and 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 "Mères Lyonnaises". Enjoy the culinary highlights of Lyon with a glass of Beaujolais or Côtes du Rhône, but don’t miss your flight home with SWISS.