On your Lyon holiday, admire Renaissance mansions and go on a tour of its traboules alleyways in Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), which let you pass from one street to the next without being seen. Enjoy the Presqu'le peninsula's stylish shopping, its Fabrics Museum and attractive main squares. Tuck into serious holiday eating at Lyon's many restaurants, and add wine-tasting to your Lyon holiday with a daytrip to the Beaujolais region.
On holidays in Lyon, visit the fascinating Fabrics Museum and extensive Fine Arts Museum in the central Presqu'le peninsula. Climb the stairways into the historic Croix-Rousse district, and dart between streets through Lyon's unique covered traboules alleys. Cross the River Sane to Renaissance Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), and ride the funicular up landmark Fourvire hill for spectacular views.
You'll find outstanding restaurants and convivial brasseries throughout the Presqu'le peninsula and Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) districts and in East Lyon. On holidays in Lyon, France's gastronomic capital, enjoy hearty local fare at Lyon's traditional bouchons (gourmet restaurants). Sample Lyonnais sausages, peppered with pistachios, washed down with local wines from nearby Beaujolais.
Head to the Presqu'le for relaxed brasseries, late-night music bars and high-octane dance venues. You'll find more of the same in Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), and on Lyon's East Bank, even on boats moored on the River Rhne. If you fancy the classical arts on holiday, book tickets for the Opra de Lyon on the Presqu'le peninsula.
On your holidays to Lyon, visit the rustic Monts du Lyonnais region to the west, dotted with gastronomic restaurants. Or enjoy holiday wine-tasting around the appealing villages of the Beaujolais hills. Take a fast train or drive the 18 miles down the Rhne valley during your Lyon holiday to see abundant Roman remains in the town of Vienne.