Top 10 Things To Do on Holiday in Lyon

A modern metropolis with a French touch, Lyon is Paris without the rush, Marseille with a futuristic approach and perhaps one of the top destinations in France. A tourist heaven, completed with rustic hotels, top class dining and an array of entertainment options, it’s a must visit for someone looking to explore the French Riviera.


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    Spend the night at Villa Florentine:

    Located in the old part of Lyon, this welcoming hotel has become a staple for tourists owing to its exceptional service and beautiful architecture. Choose one of the suites, which are draped in luxury if you can manage the bill which usually exceeds $262 per night.

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    Stay at the Mercure Lyon La Part Dieu:

    Finding a place in Lyon is simple and it all depends on your finances. We recommend the Mercure Lyon La Part Dieu, which is expensive at $102 per night, but well worth themoney having garnered scintillating reviews from its customers.

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    Sightseeing with Tourist Taxis:

    A unique way to travel in through the Tourist Taxis, which operate on all major routes and drivers are instructed to provide unique insights to passengers as they drive around time.

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    Carré d’Or:

    If luxury is your thing, then this exquisite locality is just the retail therapy you need. With over 70 top-of-the-line brands in its midst, one will be captivated by the superior products on display and the delightful setting, which was built in the 1800s and continues to lure tourists with its charm.

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    Part-Dieu Mall:

    However, if you prefer to tone down a bit and are searching for something more discerning, then head on down to the Part-Dieu Mall and experience 260 shops and stores, which make it one of the largest malls in the continent.

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    Stade de Gerland:

    Olympique Lyonnais’ home ground is French football’s spiritual birth place. The top flight’s most successful side extends a warm welcome to anyone planning a visit and can provide entertainment as well as a good meal.

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    Musee de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine:

    This historic Museum is a must visit for those interested in arms, ancient Rome and general warfare. Visitors are enriched with a lot of history.

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    Au 14 Fevrier Vieux Lyon:

    Sample exquisite French cuisine at this restaurant, which is amongst the mostly highly praised in Lyon and continues to improve at a very high rate.

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    Au Petit Bouchon Chez Georges:

    Wishing for something more European? Try modern continental fare at this eatery, which is quite modestly priced for its fresh take on bistro items.

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    Caffe Italien:

    Although eating Italian food in France might not be the most novel of ideas, you can still get a pizza worth your money at this cozy place. Head on down to Quai Antoine Riboud if you’re interested.

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