Lyon, France, can sometimes play “second fiddle” to Paris, but it shouldn’t! The shopping is excellent (and cheaper), the food is just as amazing (it’s the gastronomy capital) and the people are uber friendly (the French ‘tude is a myth anyway). Discover “Little Paris” with Lyon holidays.
Things to Do in Lyon
Lyon has its own Notre Dame, and it’s gorgeous. The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere has stood on “the praying hill” just west of downtown Lyon since the 16th century. Take your place behind the Saint Michel statue for sweeping views of the city, and on a clear day, Mont Blanc, which is the highest point in Europe.
Need a place to relax? With hotels in Lyon, you’re near the largest urban park in France: Park de la Tete d'Or. Rent a row boat and take some time to reflect on the lake, or find your own path on the walking trails. If you’ve still got energy, the park also has a zoo, botanical and rose gardens, the Museum of Contemporary Art and more.
Getting To & Around Lyon
You’ll fly into Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport (LYS), where you can catch a quick ride on the Express Tram to Lyon’s Part-Dieu station. From there, the modern TCL Network has subway, tram and bus lines that make it a breeze to travel to and from your Lyon accommodation. Plus, as a major transport hub for the French Alps, there are plenty of high-speed rail connections from Lyon to other major cities in France; spend a night at a hotel near Arc de Triomphe in Paris and be back before you can say “Zut alors!”
If you want to experience the finest of France without the lines, crowds and prices, Lyon hotels await. Book today on Wotif, and you’ll get the best selection and prices—all you have to think about is how many croissants you can eat in one day.