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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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  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFW), children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Lyon

There was a time when flights to Lyon were only taken by those in the know; this was very much one of France’s best-kept secrets – overlooked by the masses for Paris, the south of France or the Alps. Turns out the Lyonnais were keeping the city – with its amazing food, fantastic culture, beautiful climate and exceptional history – all to themselves. One short stroll around the Unesco World Heritage Site that is the Old Town confirms why: it’s picturesque, vibrant and fascinating without being overly touristy. Lyon is a city to live in, as well as visit.

One of the biggest draws of this beautiful French city is its dining scene, which some will argue is the best in France – and that’s saying something. Celebrity chefs and Michelin-starred restaurants seem to be around every corner in Lyon, and you could easily spend most of your holiday budget just on dining out. However, for those who want somewhere more modest but equally pleasing to eat, the city has scores of bouchons (taverns) that, nightly, host locals who are not averse to chipping in with the cooking and general service.

When you’re not enjoying Lyon’s restaurants, cafes or lounges, there’s a lot of sightseeing to be done. The city’s museums and festivals reflect its status as a place of genuine culture and innovation – this, after all, is where cinema was born (and the Musée Lumière is a must-see attraction for all moviegoers). Lyon is also where you’ll find the largest collection of Impressionist art outside Paris, at Musée des Beaux Arts.

Even its football team, Olympique Lyonnais, moved to a spectacular new stadium after winning its only first league title in 2002. Once it’s on the up, there’s no stopping this place.

What to do in Lyon

Explore Lyon’s Old Town

With the finest collection of Renaissance architecture outside Florence, Lyon’s Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is a wonderful place to wander. Walk through the traboules (hidden passageways) and discover where silk weavers once hung their produce to dry, and where the French Resistance was based during the Second World War.

1 Place Neuve Saint-Jean
Vieux Lyon
69005

Visit the museums

The Musée des Beaux Arts has the largest collection of Impressionist art outside Paris’s Musée d’Orsay (and a lovely courtyard garden). In addition, Lyon is where cinema was born, so check out the Musée Lumière, the museum dedicated to the two brothers who invented the cinematograph.

Musée des Beaux Arts
20 Place des Terreaux
69001
+33 4 72 10 17 40

Take a food tour

Lyon is rightly praised for food and it’s estimated that there are more than 2,000 restaurants in the city, all with a strong commitment to quality and taste. Try the Croix Rousse or Halle Lyon markets to find the freshest food. Or book a day with Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen, which will take you on a tour of the best outlets and teach you how to cook a typical French dish.

Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen
49 Rue des Tables Claudiennes
69001
+33 9 51 72 22 08

Where to eat in Lyon

Restaurant le Gourmet de Sèze (French)

Small and unpretentious, this cosy restaurant received a Michelin star for its modern yet classic cuisine. Chef Bernard Mariller only uses local, seasonal ingredients, which means the lunch menu changes depending on what he finds at the market. It makes for a great, spontaneous atmosphere.

125 Rue de Séze
69006
+33 4 7824 2342

Restaurant Pierre Orsi (French)

Pierre Orsi is one of a number of Lyon chefs and restaurateurs who learned his craft from Paul Bocuse, and his own traditional French establishment is now a firm favourite in the city. In a self-styled ‘little house’ near the Tête d'Or park, Orsi crafts classic dishes such as lobster and pigeon.

3 Place Kléber
69006
+33 4 7889 5768

Maison Clovis (French)

Michelin-starred Lebanese Chef Clovis Khoury set up this elegant eatery on the Boulevard Brotteaux. He serves innovative French dishes with subtle Middle Eastern twists from his open kitchen, where the love he has for his trade is plain to see.

19 Boulevard Brotteaux
69006
+33 4 7274 4461

Places to stay in Lyon

Maison d'Anthouard

If you dream of the French countryside, but still want to be close to all the action in the city, then head for Maison d’Anthouard. Just 10 minutes from central Lyon yet set in parkland, this 18th century family home has been converted into a boutique hotel kitted out with all the mod cons.

2 Route de Champagne
69130
Ecully
+33 4 7836 5689

Hotel Carlton Lyon

The Hotel Carlton is centrally located, right between the Rhône and Saône rivers. It's a mix of 19th century European design and thoroughly modern facilities. And some of the 80 rooms feature pieces by artists who have stayed here over the decades.

4 Rue Jussieu
69002
+33 4 7842 5651

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
69002
+33 4 7241 2020

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