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Valentines Day In Lyon

Valentines Day In Lyon February 11, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Being the romantic city that it is, visitors to Lyon can expect to find lots of smoochy Valentines day activities in and around the city. And just to prove the city’s romance potential, we’ve created a top ten list for Lyon’s Top Ten Romantic Restaurants and Lyon’s Top Ten Romantic...

Alternative Travel: Learning Frech In Lyon

Alternative Travel: Learning Frech In Lyon January 31, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Most people travel to Lyon to experience the UNESCO accredited World Heritage city, and to indulge in the culinary delights of France’s acclaimed gastronomic capital. But in increasing numbers, travellers are combining a cultural visit to France with a course in French language, and with Lyon being...

Getting Around Lyon: Funiculaires de Lyon

Getting Around Lyon: Funiculaires de Lyon September 3, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
For those of you who are not exactly sure what a funicular is (it was a new word for me when I first arrived in Lyon), it’s a type of cliff or hill railway that transports a cable car up and down a steep slope. In the case of Lyon, the steep slope is Fourvière Hill, which is served by two Funiculaires...

Getting Around Lyon: Lyon’s Cycloplolitain

Getting Around Lyon: Lyon’s Cycloplolitain August 20, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
For a novelty option to getting around in Lyon’s city centre, catch a ride on one of Lyon’s 100% ecological Clyclopolitains. These electric trike come modern day rickshaws are located in various locations around the city centre, but mainly station around Place Bellecour and Place des Terreaux....

Getting Around Lyon: The Tramway

Getting Around Lyon: The Tramway August 19, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Lyon’s tramway network comprises 4 lines (T1 – T4), which total 50 km in length and includes 80 stations. It’s possible to access most areas of the city and greater Lyon using the tramway, but city central destinations are mainly served by the underground metro service. The metro...

Concierge Picks: Le Royal Hotel Lyon

Concierge Picks: Le Royal Hotel Lyon May 21, 2010 | Hotels, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
There was little doubt in my mind on which of Lyon’s hotels to choose for this week’s interview with a concierge; Le Royal Hotel Lyon – the 4 star institution of Lyonnaise culture and character – would certainly be the best place to go for concierge ‘cream of the crop’ advice on nightlife...

Things to do in Lyon: Discovering Lyon with the Lyon City Card

Things to do in Lyon: Discovering Lyon with the Lyon City Card April 19, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you really want to make the most of Lyon’s heritage and culture, the Lyon City Card might be just what you need to assist for the duration of your stay in the city. Provided by ‘Only Lyon Tourisme et Congrès’, the card can be purchased for 1, 2 or 3 days (priced at 19€, 28€ and 37€),...

Using and Cruisin’ with Lyon’s Velo’v Bike Service

Using and Cruisin’ with Lyon’s Velo’v Bike Service April 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Some visitors to Lyon are a bit intimidated by using the velo’v bike service, but the system of use is really very straight forward. Visitors sometimes assume that they will need a velo’v user card (like the locals use) to access the service, but actually this is not the case. Here – to clarify...

Jazz à Vienne Festival 2010, France

Jazz à Vienne Festival 2010, France April 6, 2010 | Events, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Held at Europe’s largest roman amphitheatre in the city of Vienne (25 kilometres south of Lyon), Jazz à Vienne has attracted a massive following for 30 years. Seducing music lovers from around the world, the festival draws an international audience that arrives to experience the cream of the...

Lyon and the Tale of Two Rivers

Lyon and the Tale of Two Rivers March 25, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Before arriving in Lyon for the first time, I was particularly excited about living in a UNESCO World Heritage town in Europe. Coming from a long period in Asia, I had just spent six months living in the graceful tranquility of Luang Prabang in Lao. Like Old Lyon, Luang Prabang is a World Heritage town,...
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