19-23 Jun 2017 Lyon (France)
City of Lyon:
Lyon is one large World Heritage Site, with a big renaissance old town, Roman ruins, historic industrial districts and the regal 19th-century Presqu’île quarter.
The city was founded 2,000 years ago at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, and built its fortune on the silk trade.
This industry furnished it with beautiful renaissance architecture in Vieux Lyon, where semi-hidden passageways called Traboules connect courtyards with the Saône.
You can’t talk about Lyon without mentioning the food, as the gourmets agree that Lyon is the world’s culinary capital.For more information on Lyon’s sites, shopping and restaurants please visit www.en.lyon-france.com
Lyon City Card: we found our City Cards to be so handy for easy access to everything the city has to offer. Available for one to three days, the cards provide free admission to 22 museums, the planetarium and Guignol programmes, along with unlimited use of the public transportation system and free tours and visits. Discounts are also provided on the hop on hop off bus tour, the opera and theatres, guided excursions, bicycle and electric taxi tricycle hire, France Adventures and the aquarium. These can be purchased online or from the Lyon Tourist Office (Place Bellecour, 2nd arrondissement).
Lyon has a variety of transportation modes once you reach the city centre. The system is clean and efficient, whether you travel by metro, tramway, bus or funicular. The Vélo'v system, with 4,000 bicycles and 343 pick-up and drop-off points in Lyon and Villeurbanne, is another way to get around. Lyon has 440km of cycling paths. Alternatively you can try the Cyclopolitains, electric tricycles with a driver that cost the price of a bus ticket.