Lyon is considered to be one of the most beautiful French cities outside of Paris. A commercial, industrial, and banking powerhouse for the past 500 years, Lyon has world-class art, fantastic shopping, and easy access to the Rhone Valley, home to some of the most stunning scenery in Western Europe as well as world-class wines.
Make sure you wander around Vieux Lyon to see Europe’s oldest Renaissance Quarter and visit the Fine Arts Museum, showcasing France’s best collection of sculptures and paintings outside Paris. Discover the redeveloped Confluence district on the Presqu’île peninsula, situated between the two rivers that run through Lyon, and explore Parc de la Tête d’Or, one of the top parks in France.
Lyon is a dual-river city, with the Rhône River and the Saône River, both a. must-see. On the Rhône you'll find a bunch of boats that have been converted into restaurants and cafes. A great place to people watch, grab a seat on one of the boats along the pier and enjoy a treat and coffee. The Saône offers a variety of fancy cafes and restaurants along its banks, and although you will pay more for a meal here, walking along the river here is breathtaking and won't cost you anything.
A mini Paris, Lyon is a dynamic, modern city with beautiful architecture and a gastronomical delight with over 4000 restaurants. Surrounded by water, Lyon is a UNESCO world heritage site, packed full of history, sensational nightlife, and endless walks to fill as many days as you can fit in a visit to this amazing city in France.