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Book a cheap holiday to Lyon with Best4Travel! The city where the Lumiere brothers invented the cinematograph and the French Resistance in World War II was at its strongest, Lyon is a fascinating city with an incredible history and culture. Lyon is the capital city of France’s Auvergne-Rhòne-Alpes region, the 2nd largest urban area and 3rd biggest city in France, and top of our list of French resorts to visit!


Thanks to the close relationship we share with our hoteliers, we here at Best4Travel have a wide selection of exclusive special offers for the best hotels and apartments across Lyon!


For more information, or for a tailored quotation on any of the hotels or villas in France featured on our website, please drop into any one of our stores nationwide, or simply call our expert travel agents in our Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000.


Attractions


  • Resistance Museum
  • Opened in 1992, the Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation is a museum that chronicles the French Resistance to Nazi occupation, as well as the deportation of Jewish citizens during World War II.


    The former military health school was used by the SS and Gestapo leader Klaus Barbie, the ‘Butcher of Lyon’, as a base to torture resistance members, including Jean Moulin. While this may be a sobering visit, it will also give you an invaluable insight into the history of Lyon.


  • Notre-Dame de Fourvière
  • Built between 1872 and 1884, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a beautiful symbol of Lyon. As an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the basilica offers guided tours for anyone looking to learn more about its elaborate architecture, fascinating history, and explore the basilica’s Museum of Sacred Art.


    The basilica is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who is often credited as having saved Lyon from the Black Death (1643). Each year on December 8, the Immaculate Conception, candles are lit throughout the city during the Festival of Lights to thank her.


  • Parc de la Tête d’Or
  • The ‘Park of the Golden Head’ in Lyon is Europe’s largest urban park at a whopping 290 acres! Alongside four rose gardens, a number of huge greenhouses and a beautiful botanical garden, you will also find a small zoo with both local animals and an African plain, a velodrome, boules court, mini-golf course, horse riding, and a miniature train!


Where to Eat in Lyon


Part of the fun in visiting a new city is discovering the local cuisine for yourself, however it can often be difficult to know where to start! To help set you off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top rated restaurants in and around Lyon, divided by price to cater for all budget types.


  • Low Cost

    • Le Book-Lard, 144 Rue Duguesclin
    • Casa Iberica, 17 Place Charles Et Christophe Mérieux
    • Gourmix Terreaux, 22 rue de la Platiere

  • Moderately Priced

    • Aromatic, 15 rue du Chariot D Or
    • Le Comptoir des Cousins, 31 Bis Rue Ney
    • Le Musee, 2 rue des Forces

  • Expensive

    • le Neuvieme Art, 173 rue Cuvier
    • Le boeuf d'argent, 29 rue du Boeuf
    • L'Archange, 6 rue Hippolyte Flandrin

Transfers


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport straight to your accommodation!


For more information or for a tailored quotation on transfers to any of the hotels or apartments in France featured on our website, please call our expert Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000


Best4Travel Tips


  • Currency: Euro (€)

  • Language: French

  • Time Difference to Ireland: +1 hour

  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hours 5 minutes

  • Local Phrases
    • Hello: Bonjour
    • Good morning: Bon matin
    • How are you?: Comment ca va?
    • My name is…: Je m'appelle...
    • Good afternoon: Bonsoir
    • Good night: Bon nuit
    • Goodbye: Au revoir
    • Yes: Oui
    • No: Non
    • Please: S’il vous plait
    • Thank you: Merci
    • You’re welcome: De rien
    • Do you speak English?: Parlez vous francais?
    • I am from Ireland: Je suis irlandais

  • Public Holidays
    • 1 January: New Year’s Day
    • March/April: Easter Monday
    • 1 May: Labour Day
    • 8 May: V-E Day
    • 40 days after Easter: Ascension Day
    • 7th Monday after Easter: Whit Monday/li>
    • 14 July: Bastille Day
    • 15 August: Assumption Day
    • 1 November: All Saints’ Day
    • 11 November: Armistice Day
    • 25 December: Christmas Day

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