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Cheap city breaks to Lyon in France

Lyon is a urban area associated with the silk industry, the French Resistance and a reputation as the 'gastronomic capital of the world', and is situated in between the Rhone and the Saone rivers in the south-west of France.

Lyon is place to some of the best restaurants and kitchen experts in the region and creates the second biggest urban area in France, following Paris.

In addition to the numerous restaurants, bistros and cafés that attract people to this charming urban area, Lyon features three large city parks, some thirty museums and numerous monuments symbolising Lyon's development through the years. It is actually home to the famous Lyon Opera House, whose orchestra's reputation has travelled far beyond French boundaries.

Lyon is shown as a World Heritage place because of to its rich and diversified 2,000-year history, obvious in the awe-inspiring Romanesque architecture and medieval buildings in Old Lyon, including the Primatiale St-Jean Cathedral, and the 16th-century Hôtel du Chamarier.

To the west, Fourviere Hill offers breathtaking views of the city, and its own attractions consist of the Ancient Theatre of Fourvière, and the Musée de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine.

By day Lyon could be seen by motorboat on a visit down its rivers, and during evening meal cruises add an element of fantasy to the city. Lyon is a city rich in food, history and culture, making it a hidden treasure in the French landscape; it certainly lives up to its Roman name, Lugdunum, meaning 'the hill of light'.

Information & Facts


The city of Lyon enjoys a humid subtropical climate influenced by its position in the Rhone Valley, the cold winds blowing in from the Alps are tempered by the warm Mediterranean breezes from the south to create a relatively mild climate.

In Winter  from December to February it is cold, with average temperatures around 2°) and chilling winds that make the temperature seem lower, snow and freezing rain are common. Summers (June to August) are warm and sunny, with average temperatures between 14°C and 28°C, although temperatures can occasionally climb as high as 35°C.

Rainfalls are fairly steady throughout the year, with an average of 8-10 rainy days per month, although Lyon receives nearly 2, 000 hours of sunshine per year. The best time to visit Lyon is on either side of the peak summer months (June and September), to avoid extreme temperatures and large crowds.

Eating Out

The city is known as the gastronomic capital of the world for good reason and visitors will be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of restaurants in Lyon. There are more than 1, 800 places to eat out in Lyon and the city boasts about 16 Michelin-starred restaurants.

This foodie paradise's culinary tradition was crystalised in the first half of the 20th century, when many bourgeois families fired their in-house cooks. These women went on to revolutionise Lyon's cuisine by setting up their own restaurants and cooking for some of the finest French dignitaries of their time. Traditionally, restaurants serving Lyonnaise cuisine are called bouchons but the term has come to describe a certain kind of restaurant in Lyon: small, family-run eateries which are delightfully informal and which must be investigated by visitors to gain an idea of the authentic Lyon culinary tradition.

Lyon's cuisine owes its fame at least in part to the quality of its local produce. There are several great markets where food stalls of every kind can be found: Quai Saint-Antoine has a glorious Sunday morning market; and Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse is a permanent market and tribute to the culinary king of Lyon, Paul Bocuse, whose eponymous three-star restaurant is just to the north of the city.

Lyon is full to bursting with great places to eat but some of the best areas to seek out restaurants include La Rue Merciere and La Rue des Marronniers, which are streets dedicated exclusively to food and have a wonderful, festive atmosphere. The Lyon Old Town is also full of lovely places to dine out.

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