City of Destination
Lyon offers more than enough attractions to suit everyone, regardless of the reason you are visiting. Rich in historical architecture and places to shop you can usually combine a number of activities in one day.
Lyon is famous for being cast as the gastronomic capital as well as offering breath taking landscapes and fantastic rivers that are surrounded by France’s culture and fashion. Lyon is also home to many museums and monuments.
Being the largest Renaissance quarter in France the best way to embrace Lyon is on foot. There are many walkways that were originally created as small walk ways before going to act as escape routes during the Second World War.
Lyon is also famous for the producing of fine silk and you can today still view various attractions that detail the history behind this beautiful commerce. Manufacture Prelle is the oldest producer of silk with it roots dating back to 1752.
Shopping in France is a varied and cultural affair. Not only will you be treated to many buildings still presented in their ancient architecture, but you will also find shops that deal with fine wine and French chocolate. France is a close runner to both Switzerland and Belgian when it comes to producing chocolate.
Lyon is also littered with locations that make superb day trips, one such location being the Beaujolais area which offers a wine tour complete with wine tasting. The Roman Town of Vienne is also another popular day trip excursion.
Eating out in France is another activity to embrace. Rather than just taking a quick bite you should embrace the French culture of food and really appreciate its quality. This tasked won’t deter many as there are more than enough fine cafes and restaurants who deal with fine French cuisine and local specialities. Lyon is home to the largest number of restaurants that boast a Michelin five star rating.
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City of Destination