Category Archives: Rhône-Alpes

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 … Continue reading

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Five things to do in Baku!

If you want to stay in one of the most innovative buildings ever built, then you need to swiftly book into Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers.  Designed by HOK International, it is located on the highest part of the city, overlooking … Continue reading

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Five things to do in Grenoble …

Visit a necropolis! Le Musée archéologique Grenoble Saint-Laurent is part Son et Lumiere installation, part cemetery and part active architectural dig – all housed in a very clever, steel and glass infrastructure for this is also Grenoble’s archeology museum. Take the bubble to … Continue reading

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A Gourmet Paradise: Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

If you love food, then you will love Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse for this is truly foodie heaven.  Just slightly out of the centre where we were staying but easy to navigate, this indoor food market boasts nearly 60 … Continue reading

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Necropolis: The City of the Dead

Let’s go visit the Necropolis said Isabelle gaily – it’s incredible.  Intrigued, this is how I was beguiled to visit Grenoble’s very own City of the Dead one wintry December morning. She’s right, it is incredible – in fact, it’s … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Festival of Lights, Lyon

Nothing can prepare you for the excitement and the exhilaration of visiting the French city of Lyon during their annual Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights) in December. Dating back to 1852, the Festival of Lights is an ancient traditional tribute … Continue reading

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Ride the Bastille Bubbles to the top of the world!

Ride the famous ‘Bubbles’ high above the historic city centre of Grenoble and arrive at the Bastille, in just a few glorious sight-seeing minutes with the famous Bastille Cable Car. Built in 1591 by the Duke of Lesdiguières, the Bastille fort was … Continue reading

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