Five things to do in Lyon

Go on a city tour with a difference!  The Cyclopolitain tour allows you to take in this fascinating city whilst your cyclist does all the work.  We went around the Renaissance district dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries (UNESCO World Heritage site) – and discovered Lyon’s traboules – passageways going from one street to the next, via corridors through houses!

Visit Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse –  this is one fantastic food fest for the gourmet visitor.  Nearly 60 traders, selling local products – all so very knowledgeable about what they are selling, it’s a riot for the senses!  I walked away with ten different cheeses from the region – all individually wrapped – from Mons Fromager.  Lovely people.

Take a twirl on a ferris wheel and look up at another Eiffel Tower … well even if it isn’t (I don’t know), it does look like a mini-me!

All roads lead to Rome – check out the immaculate Roman amphitheatre – these Roman ruins are near the Fourviere Basilica and date to BC43.  You can still use the seating and visualise what it must once have been like.

Take a car up the hill to the beautiful Fourviere Basilica (well worth visiting by the way) for the very best 360 degree view of Lyon.

I can’t wait to return to Lyon – so much to do and see – sadly – just so little time to do it in.

I travelled as a guest of Rhône-Alpes Tourisme.  Follow Rhône-Alpes Tourisme on Facebook/Rhône-Alpes Tourisme and on twitter:  @ExperienceRA.

Contributor and photographer:  Sue Lowry

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  1. Pingback: Lyon France is a UNESCO Site and the Capital of French Gastronomy and Architectural Heritage | Vino Con Vista Italy Travel Guides and Events

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