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France ( Europe )
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Lyon is categorised as Heritage


Lyon (Photo Courtesy: Mardochee1)
Beaujolais Vineyards
Place Bellecour (Photo Courtesy: Daderot)
The Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourviere (Photo Courtesy: MickaëlG)
Notre-Dame-De-Fourviere (Photo Courtesy: Ludovic Courtès)
Roman Theaters (Photo Courtesy: Pline)

Reasons to Visit
  • Lyon is a city in east-central France, in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille.
  • Lyon is famously called the Stomach of France, as it's known for its cuisine.
  • Lyon is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Lyon is a major centre for banking as well as for chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries.
  • Lyon is has many hotels, cafes, entertainment areas and therefore popularly visited part of any France itinerary
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Lyon

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    Built in the 17th century, the chapel was constructed between 1617 and 1622 in the Jesuit College. Historic building located in the heart of the Lyon peninsula Chappelle is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture. The decor is very refined with coatings of Carrara marble. It was illuminated by 12 chandeliers, similar to those of the seventeenth century.
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    Lyon's Roman theatre is the oldest in France, built by order of Augustus from 17 to 15 BC. It is a typical stone ruin shaped like an open amphitheatre. It was built next to the hill of Fourvière, which is located in the center of the Roman city and holds a capacity of housing 4500. It will remind you of a scene out of the movies featuring gladiators.
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    The chapel is situated on a hillock and is visible from all over the city. Gilt, marble work, stained glass windows, and coloured mosaics work inside the chapel will leave you spellbound. Beneath the main level is the crypt of Saint-Jean, which is unusually large and well-lit.The exterior is not as pleasing and the gilded interior. Adjoining the basilica is the ancient Chapel of the Virgin and a terrace that provides a panoramic view of the cathedral and city of Lyon.
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    Lyon is simply stunning when night falls. The city lights illuminate 325 of the city's monuments and sites. If you really want to see the city at its best, visit during the annual Festival of Lights in December. Take a romantic walk around the city with your partner after a wholesome dinner at a restaurant or one of the street cafes.
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    The Lyon hop-on hop-off tour is excellent introductory guided tour that lets you explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Lyon on an open-top double-decker bus. You can explore all the popular sights of Lyon at your own pace and get on or off the bus, as many times you like. The tour bus has 12 stops that include the famous Place Bellecour, the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourviere, and several museums.
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    Beaujolais Vineyards is a popular wine region that stretches across a 50,000-acre strip from Macon till Lyon. The region is home to around 4,000 vineyards. The Beaujolais Wine tour takes you on a drive through the beautiful wine country and introduces you to some of the best Beaujolais wines. A short drive from Lyon, the tour passes through several tiny villages and vineyards. During the tour you will learn about the process of winemaking and even sample a wines.
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Average Day / Night Temperature of Lyon, France

January
5°C / -1°C
February
4°C / -3°C
March
11°C / 1°C
April
15°C / 4°C
May
16°C / 5°C
June
23°C / 10°C
July
24°C / 12°C
August
26°C / 14°C
September
21°C / 10°C
October
18°C / 8°C
November
11°C / 4°C
December
6°C / 1°C

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Airport in Lyon
  • Lyon-Saint Exupry Airport ( LYS ) , Lyon
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