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Flights to Lyon (LYS)

Flights to Lyon take you to one of France’s finest destinations. You’ll experience remarkable food, a gorgeous climate and fascinating history.
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Lyon, France

What to do in Lyon

Climb Fourvière Hill

This hill overlooking Lyon has some of the most magnificent urban panoramas in France. Take the funicular up to the basilica, then stroll down to the Old Town. The area comes alive during the Fête des Lumières in December, and the Nuits Des Fourvière in summer, which features live music in the Roman outdoor theatre.

La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière
8 Place de Fourvière
+33 4 78 25 13 01

Cycle around Lyon’s squares

East of the Saône, Lyon’s narrow streets give way to grand metropolitan squares. Bellecour has fine statues, high-end shopping streets and art galleries, Les Célestins has a famous theatre, and Des Terreaux has the City Hall and the Musée Des Beaux Arts. There’s also Place des Jacobins, so hire a bicycle – try Vélo’v – to take them all in.

34 Rue Billon
+33 800 08 35 68

Where to eat in Lyon

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Restaurant le Gourmet de Sèze (French)

Le Café des Fédérations (French)

Dining out in Lyon is as much about the city's rustic bouchons (taverns), which offer warm welcome and hearty food, as it is about the Michelin-starred restaurants. Of all the bouchons, Le Café des Fédérations is among the best, serving up local specialties such as quenelle – a mixture of creamed fish, chicken or meat.

8-9-10 Rue Major Martin
+33 4 7828 2600 (French language website)

Places to stay in Lyon

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Cour Des Loges

The award-winning five-star Cour Des Loges is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Lyon’s Old Town. Its 60 rooms and suites are set around a Renaissance-era courtyard and hanging gardens. With a spa and the Michelin-starred Loges restaurant on site, it’s the perfect base for a break in Lyon.

2-8, Rue du Boeuf
+33 4 7277 4444

Sofitel Lyon Bellecour

The Sofitel is just a short walk from Place Bellecour, a large square in the centre of Lyon. This five-star hotel caters for all tastes, with a choice of contemporary or traditional French rooms. Topped off by Michelin-starred restaurant Les Trois Dômes, this is true luxury in the heart of the city.

20 Quai Gailleton
+33 4 7241 2020

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