At the confluence of the Rhone and Saone river, close to major European cities, the historic site of Lyon is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Discover Gallo-Roman Lyon on the Fourviere hill, near Notre Dame Basilica. Stroll through cobbled streets and “traboules” of Old Lyon, the largest Renaissance ensemble in France ….
Browse the classic city on the Presqu’Ile (peninsula), its shops, art galleries and antique shops.
“Traboules” and staircases take you to the Croix Rousse hill, district of the “Canuts”, silk weavers, and home of artistic creation.
With a 2,000-year tradition of exchange and hospitality, Lyon is a big city on a human scale.
Lyonnais cultivate conviviality and art of living: internationally renowned gastronomy, abundant artistic and cultural life, vitality and creativity of fashion and trade, charming quays, squares and gardens, not to mention the quality of its hotels.
Historically, Lyon is the city of France where we eat the best, home of Paul Bocuse, it has a large number of starred chefs. “Bouchons” or top restaurants, the Lyon cuisine is based on generous and sunny soils. North of Lyon are the Beaujolais and the Grands Crus of Burgundy, in the South those of Cotes Roties and Cotes du Rhône.
THE HIGLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
- Lyon tour
- Discovery on foot of Traboules
- Boat ride
- Little train ride to Croix Rousse
- Dinner in a Lyonnais cork
- Visit and tasting at Les Halles Paul Bocuse
THE TOUR in detail
step by step
DAY 1 : Fourviere Hill
Arrival in the middle of the day at the TGV station or airport, welcome by our guide and our coach. We then drive along the “Halle Garnier” and the new district of “Confluence”, then discover the Fourviere district with its basilica, emblem of the city, built in the 19th century. From the so call “hill that prays”, we enjoy the dominant view over the city with the Saone and the Rhone river. Visit of the Roman theater which recalls the prestigious Roman past of the city. Transfer to the hotel in the heart of Lyon and check-in at the hotel. Dinner at a restaurant near the hotel.
DAY 2 : Lyon, World Heritage of Humanity
In the morning, we discover on foot the Old Lyon, one of the largest Renaissance set in Europe with its “traboules”, passages which lead directly from one street to another through inside courtyards which unexpectedly reveal magnificent galleries and spiral staircases. We then walk to the “Presqu’Ile”, between Saone and Rhone, in the heart of the city which is Place Bellecour.
Then we embark for a cruise during which we follow the Quays of the Rhone and Saone….
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