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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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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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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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A Tale of Two Trees

On our travels, we love coming across unusual art installations and this unique flower tree definitely caught our eye whilst we were on a trip to Lyon, Rhône-Alpes last year. We spotted the bright colours and large quirky design from … Continue reading

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City of Lights: Lyon

One of the country’s biggest cultural events, the ‘Festival of Lights’ (6th – 9th December 2012) draws a crowd of over four million visitors every year, joining locals to marvel at the spectacular light dances, acrobatics and unique illumination innovations … Continue reading

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Lyon: An Urban Gem

The gateway to the Alps, Lyon, France’s second city, is a wonderful city break destination, oozing with history, culture and quirkiness.  Situated on the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, the city dates back to at least Roman times, when they founded … Continue reading

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