An impressive city that sits along the Rhone and Saône rivers, Lyon is an elegant old town made up of fine Renaissance and ultra modern architecture. The city is known as the culinary capital of France and there's a wealth of experiences to discover and enjoy.

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Lyon is considered as the capital of French gastronomy, it’s packed with fine heritage sites and combines modern with Renaissance & medieval architecture. The city has over 2000 restaurants including 20 that are Michelin-starred. Lyon is also at the centre of the Cotes du Rhone and Beaujolais wine regions.

Spanning the mighty Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is not only one of France’s most famous gastronomic centres it is also the “Gateway to the South”, with its wonderfully temperate climate. There are hundreds of well preserved buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

A visit to one of the many traditional “Bouchon” restaurants in the city centre is a perfect way to enjoy local specialities in a relaxed and informal surroundings.

The city has a broad range of excellent hotels to choose from. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

By air:Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport offers direct flights from the following UK departure points:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • Manchester

By Eurostar & fast TGV train:There is a direct service (seasonal) from London and Ashford that takes 4.40 mins as well as connecting services via Lille and Paris, arriving at Lyon Part-Dieu Station in the city centre.

On days when Eurostar services to and from Lyon, Avignon and Marseille aren’t running or are fully booked, you can still get there and back by catching a local high-speed train from Lille Europe station. Trains run regularly every day and making your connection there is simple – all you need to do is change platforms.




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