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What to do in Lyon
Lyon is a gorgeous city in France that boasts of rich history, architectural gems, the most incredible food, and dazzling festivals. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking this city for the more popular Paris, because you will definitely miss out. If you dream of travelling to France, Lyon should definitely be part of your travel bucket list.
Hop on a tram to Fourvière hill to see the basilica, the Roman amphitheatre, and the stunning views of the city. Walk the streets and traboules in Vieux Lyon for the Lyon Cathedral. Don’t forget bring your camera to St Bruno Church too.
Marvel at the architecture of Palais de Justice. Walk the streets of Montée de la Grande Côte for amazing views of the city at the top. Find your next profile picture at the lovely Jardin Rosa Mir, the grand City Hall at Place des Terreaux, and Theatre des Celestins.
Go and tour Lyon’s museums and galleries, like Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon, Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, and Musée des Tissus. Enjoy Lyon’s green side too at the beautiful Parc de la Tete d'Or and Parc des Hauteurs. If you’re craving for the food in France’s gastronomic centre, go on a Lyon food hunt around the city.
Experience the best of Lyon and attend the city’s biggest events. Some of them are the Festival of Lights, as well as the Nuits de Fourviere and Nuits Sonores music festivals.
So what are you waiting for? Get started on your travel plans to this amazing French city, and add these 15 things to do in Lyon to your travel itinerary!
When to visit Lyon
For the best weather and longer days, the best time to visit Lyon is from May to June and September. To save even more money, book your flights for November because it’s the cheapest time to fly to Lyon.
Go and roar in delight, because you and other Australians can fly to France and visit Lyon visa-free for up to 90 days. Just check if your passport is valid for at least six months when you return to Australia. Don’t forget to visit Smartraveller too for more info.
Travelling to and around Lyon
Once you’ve landed in Saint-Exupery Airport, you can reach Lyon by light rail, bus, or taxi. Start roaming Lyon on foot, subway, tram, bus, and taxi.
Now pack your bags, say “au revoir” to Australia and hello to Lyon! Grab your passport and book your Lyon flights with Skiddoo today.
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