Gastronomy and "joie de vivre" in Lyons

Discover the many facets of this historic city, listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage site. From the "praying hill" Fourviere to the " working hill " La Croix Rousse ", all roads lead to the Rhone and the Saone River, the two rivers in the town. Former capital of the Gaul, birthplace of Christianity and later during the German occupation stronghold of the Resistance, Lyon is also a city of gastronomy and joie de vivre.

 

Day 1: Around 8:00am departure from Paris Gare de Lyon with the TGV to Lyon. After 2h30 of comfortable journey aboard the high-speed train, arrival in Lyon and welcome by your local guide. Panoramic tour of Lyon and discovery of the Colline de Fourviere with the basilica and a wonderful overview of the city and the "peninsula" between the Saône and the Rhône. Visit of the old Lyon with the Cathedral Saint Jean and its glass windows and the district of Saint Jean with its alleys and courtyards. Lunch in a typical "Bouchon Lyonnais" to discover the specialities of the Lyon cuisine. In the afternoon, visit of the Musee des Beaux Arts which offers an extraordinary collections of all eras. Check-in at hotel late afternoon and evening at leisure.

 

Day 2: In the morning visit the "Maison des Canuts," workshop where we can learn more about the ancient crafts and the weaving techniques of the"Canut" as the workers for silk fabrics in Lyon are called. Then visit the Croix Rousse hill and stroll through the "Traboules" - the small, roofed passages between the houses. Lunch in 1836 founded Brasserie Georges in authentic Art Deco style. Afternoon time to have a boat excursion on the Rhône and the Saône as a farewell to the capital of Gaul. Then transfer to the train station and return to Paris.

 

 

Our services:

  • TGV ride Paris-Lyon-Paris
  • Private coach and guide during the whole stay from/to Lyon train station
  • 1 x overnight and breakfast in Lyon
  • 1 x lunch in a typical Bouchon Lyonnais
  • 1 x lunch in Brasserie Georges
  • Admission to the Musée des Beaux Arts and the Maison des Canuts
  • 1 x boat trip on the Rhone and the Saone River (1h15)

 

 

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