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THINGS TO DO IN LYON
The Must Do! The Traboules
These secret passageways wind through the buzzing Old Lyon and Croix Rousse neighbourhoods and have served locals for more than 1,500 years: first the inhabitants of the Gaul capital of Lugdunum, then the city's silk workers, and then the French Resistance.
Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour
On this guided walking tour of Vieux Lyon, you will discover this amazing neighbourhood. Your guide will explain the history and culture of Lyon, advising you of the Bouchon (local restaurants), the history of Silk production in Lyon, Klaus Barbie and the French resistance during the Second World War, Paul Bocuse and food culture and Renaissance in Lyon. You will visit many hidden passageways (the Traboules) and secret courtyards, that are sometimes hard to find on your own. For the last part of the tour, you cross over to the modern city centre and visit some highlights like the Theatre des Celestins and the Hôtel Dieu.
‘The Venice of France' is situated on a lake at the foot of the mountains and promises an abundance of scenery, an impressive network of canals and bridges in the old town, and rich Savoyard cuisine!
Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings
Take off from Lyon and make your way to the beautiful southern area of the wine-producing Beaujolais region. First, journey into the heart of a vineyard, and taste three wines and a pastry. Then, pass by the 12th-century village, Omingt, to see its medieval monuments, and end your tour at a winemaker's estate with some more tastings on the agenda.
HOTEL IBIS LYON CENTRE PERRACHE - 3*
The ibis Lyon Centre Perrache hotel is housed in a characterful, renovated 1916 building with marble staircase and period-stained glass windows, with a modern, warm interior. The hotel is ideally located on the peninsula of Lyon, near the Saône and the Rhône and 10 minutes from Place Carnot. Gare de Lyon Perrache is 50 metres away. The hotel is an easy walk to the nearby Confluence and Place Bellecour districts.
CROWNE PLAZA LYON - CITE INTERNATIONALE – 4*
The Crowne Plaza Lyon – Cité Internationale is located in the heart of the Cite International of Lyon, a peaceful and green environment. The hotel is between the banks of the Rhône River and the Parc de la Tête d'Or and is a 10-minute walk from the city centre, the train station and The Part Dieu Mall.