Few thought that in time there will no longer be people to come in France, “ the influx of tourists has become discouraging to see the country….” says one commenter on a trending 10 million views video of the best places to see in France. The thread spread across influence and ongoing comment readers intrigued by the special comment, it had its own debate. Then one commenter had spoken in response, “try Lyon and you’ll probably take back what you said here…”, the response was appalling and later on visited Lyon and tried to see it themselves. The positive comments flooded and realization struck to each person agreeing that Lyon is no other place you’ve ever seen.

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The rise in the popularity chart for the City of Lyon came as a surprise to many, they thought that the tourism was dying and it was proved wrong, little did they know that Lyon would place themselves on the map as one of the greatest places to visit. Although guides in visiting the place are spread everywhere, many still had encounter dilemmas and confusion resurfaces once you’re in the location. Here’s an outstanding guide that you’ll ever go to need to keep for you to stay on track and keep your travels to Lyon as easy as citing your alphabet.

Airport information:

An airport transfer to Lyon booked online months before your flight it is your wisest choice to save yourself from the hassle and assure your safety in your arrival and departure from Lyon.

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There are two closest airports in Lyon:

Lyon Saint -Exupery Airport

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Saint- Etienne- Boutheon airport

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Chances are most likely that you’ll be using either of the two airports on your arrival or departure, so keep in check of which is the most convenient for you.

Map Information:

Lyon is shaped by two rivers…

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East side, The Rhone river and Saone to the west running both north and south. Main districts of interest are: Fourviere hill, Vieux Lyon, Croix -Rousse are known UNESCO World heritage sites,  Presqu^ile, Confluence, Part- Dieu, Brotteaux, Guillotière, Etats-unis and Vaise.

Climate Information:

Winters are cold but rarely goes below the 23 degrees Fahrenheit and snowfalls occur. Summers can get up to 35 degrees Celsius is from July to August, Spring and Autumn are favorable conditions.

Events:

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The most exciting event to occur is the Festival of lights or Fête des Lumières is held every 8th of December and usually lasts for four days in total.

Language:

The City’s main language is French. However, some hotels and tourist help desk speak English. Their transportation is mostly in French so better get your French lessons ready before your visit.

What It’s Known For:

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Lyon is the Birthplace of Cinema and the gastronomic capital of France. Visit the Institut Lumiere and Bouchon certified restaurants is a sure must for every traveler.

Terms to Study:

Lyonnais – inhabitants of Lyon

Bouchon – a traditional lyonnais restaurant serving local dishes along with local wines.

Hotel and Lodging Information:

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Hotel Vaubecour is a mostly preferred, booked hotel. You’ll get to stay in the heart of Lyon with a 10 minute walk to Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs (decoration museum) and the public square of Place Bellecour.

However, if you’ll prefer to stay in a more cozier safe setting, tap on any Airbnb listing is a great choice, but I would dare you to try renting an incredibly unique stay on a boat at Sérénité et Confort à bord de la Péniche Saône.