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Bridge over the Rhone in Lyon

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The city of Lyon



The city of Lyon is located in the Rhône-Alpes région of France. Where the two rivers, the Rhône and Saône join to the south of the city centre.

The A6 motorway to Paris or in the other direction you can go to Marseille and Spain. Or the A42 across the Alps to Italy.

Cathédrale Saint-Jean


Cathédrale Saint-Jean picture

In the photo you can see the Cathédrale Saint-Jean which was started in the twelfth century on the ruins of an even older church. The city also has several museum worth visiting. You can take a boat trip down the Saône river to Barbe Island.There are also night cruises where you can have dinner on board the boat.


Lyon has one of largest traffic free shopping areas in Europe you will find all the leading stores here. There are plenty of restaurants in the city prices from around £15

Visit the 19th century glass roofed old world shopping centre at Passage de l'Argue.

If you are looking for upmarket designer shops try the Carré d'Or district.

The city has over 600 antique shops, in the Rue Auguste Comte district you will find most of them. The Tete d`Or on the Rue du General Leclerc is a very large park in the centre of the city next to the river.Visit the rose garden or the lake there is a botanical gardens and the zoo.The zoo was free when we visited.

There is also the canal flea market with second hand books and car boot type stalls.

Lyon street market


Lyon street market picture

Hotels in Lyon


Lyon has a wide choice of hotels if you want to stay for a few days in this interesting city try one of these.

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Hotel Metropole


Placed outside of the city center and within the 4th arrondissement, the Hotel Lyon Metropole & Spa offers visitors a convenient location from which to base a visit or exploration of the city.

It is just minutes from the Park de la Tete d?Or, the old town and even the Presqu?ile area too. It is a region known for having a village feel and is an appropriate locale for this spa-like hotel.

The Hotel Lyon Metropole & Spa is located at 85, quai Joseph Gillet, and is 15 miles from the Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport.

Each of the 118 rooms in the Hotel Lyon Metropole & Spa is equipped with satellite TV, luxury linens and toiletries, hair dryer, climate controls, high-speed Internet access, minibar with beverage station, in-room movies, and personal safes.

Hotel Lyon Metropole &Spa



Lyon house


Lyon house picture

A view over the rooftops

The river at Lyon

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Places to stay


Holiday Cottage 3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5 Treal, Morbihan, Brittany


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Relax in beautiful Brittany.

Come and explore this stunning corner of France and discover its medieval towns, miles of sandy beaches and bustling markets.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a busy auberge or pick up a baguette and picnic on the banks of the River Oust watching the boats go by and soak up the sunshine

La Maison Blanche, a spacious three bedroom, two bathroom Breton cottage is located in a quiet hamlet with just three other houses. Just off the beaten track it is only five minutes from the local auberge, ten minutes from the attractive towns of Malestroit and Ploermel and thirty minutes from the port of Vannes.

Nearby discover the historic town of Josselin which was built in the 11th century. Explore the narrow medieval streets and admire the quant half timbered houses.

Don't forget to make time to visit the huge turreted chateau down by the canal. Josselin regularly hosts medieval festivals and the whole town takes part with activities, events and shows on all weekend.

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A convenient location in the city center area makes the Grand Hotel Des Terreaux Lyon a wise choice for many different types of visitors to the region.

It is very close to many of the historic sites including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Vieux Lyon (St. Jean’s Cathedral), the Place Bellecour, and the Ampere Victor Hugo.

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