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Lyon: A Popular Getaway Destination

With dynamic universities, antique markets, first-class shopping, vibrant theatres, music festivals, and plentiful interesting museums (like Museum of Miniatures and Film Sets and International Puppet Museum); the French city Lyon is the ideal destination for travelers. Recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Lyon has more than 2,000 years of tradition and history marked on its cobblestone streets.

Film Sets

Film Sets

International Puppet Museum

International Puppet Museum

Museum of Miniatures

Museum of Miniatures

Attractions

You can witness and explore the city’s history by visiting the Roman amphitheatres (a place that stages rock concerts) and the Vieux Lyon (an extensive Renaissance neighborhood). Since the place is historically important, it is obvious to find plenty of architectural buildings, religious landmarks, and sights. Take a stroll through the historic walking areas of Fourviere Hill, which houses the ruins of Roman settlements; enjoy the magnificent interior design of the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere that has an impressive vaulted roof and mosaics; and walk around the quartier Renaissance Saint Jean to admire the 16th century buildings.

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

Quartier Renaissance Saint Jean

Quartier Renaissance Saint Jean

Roman Amphitheatres

Roman Amphitheatres

Vieux Lyon

Vieux Lyon

Descend through time by visiting some of the top museums, housing impressive collections of artifacts, paintings, and other items of historical importance. Some of the famous museums of the city include Musee Gallo-Romain, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Musee des Tissues et des Arts Decoratif, and Institut & Musee Lumiere.

Institut & Musee Lumiere

Institut & Musee Lumiere

Musee des Beaux-Arts

Musee des Beaux-Arts

Musee des Tissues et des Arts Decoratif

Musee des Tissues et des Arts Decoratif

Musee Gallo-Romain

Musee Gallo-Romain

Parc de la Tete d’Or

Parc de la Tete d’Or

In addition to the historical landmarks and museums, Lyon offers fantastic parks that are ideal for spending leisure hours with kids and family. Visit Parc de la Tete d’Or that houses a lake, a zoo, and a magnificent rose garden. AviaSim is another great amusement park, offering realistic simulators of a Boeing 737 and an Airbus with full-size cockpits.

Dining

Lyon is referred to as the gastronomic capital of France, offering fine dining at an affordable price. Often called a traditional bouchon, Canut et les Gones, offers traditional and classic Lyon food with an exotic touch. You can head to La Cave da Cote and enjoy wines from a list of Beaujolais and Cotes-du-Rhones. Eat out at Le Jean-Moulin, a contemporary restaurant that has redefined tempting diners and gourmet cuisines.

Canut et les Gones

Canut et les Gones

La Cave da Cote

La Cave da Cote

Shopping

The city is a paradise for shoppers, especially the area around the Presqu’ile, where you will find attractive streets like rue de la Republique and rue Victor Hugo with lots of shopping options. Shopping enthusiasts also love visiting Printemps and La Part-Dieu for casual shopping.

La Part-Dieu

La Part-Dieu

Presqu’ile

Presqu’ile

Printemps

Printemps

Therefore, Lyon is the ideal holiday destination where you can indulge in your wildest fantasies.

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