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Travel Guide to Lyon

Surprisingly to some, Lyon is the second largest city in France, with a major part to play in the country’s economy. It has a history dating back to Roman times, which further emphasises Lyon’s importance, having played a key role throughout the years.

Lyon is perhaps best recognised for it’s gastronomic input, being the driving force behind the great French cuisine that is renowned the world over. Visit one of the many wonderful restaurants here for a meal not to be forgotten.

Main Lyon Attractions

Make time in Lyon in order to see some of the sights. The Lyon top attractions include the Opera Nationale is one of the best. Other popular sights like the La Mouche Cattle Market are definitely worth exploring! Lyon’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Lyon city tour before you travel and allow our expert Lyon based guides to show you some of Lyon’s hidden treasures.

Overview of Sport in Lyon

As everyone knows, Lyon’s most widely played sport is Football. The best-known team is Olympique Lyonnais who play at Stade Gerland. The biggest event in the Lyon sporting calendar is undoubtedly Olympique Lyonaiss versus Paris St Germain, which you can see at the Stade Gerland and is quite a spectacle!

Main Lyon Attractions

Make time in Lyon in order to see some of the sights. The Lyon top attractions include the Opera Nationale is one of the best. Other popular sights like the La Mouche Cattle Market are definitely worth exploring! Lyon’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Lyon city tour before you travel and allow our expert Lyon based guides to show you some of Lyon’s hidden treasures.

Weather in Lyon

It is simple to find the best weather in Lyon with our guide to the climate of Lyon. The table below shows the average temperatures in Lyon over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Lyon, so you can plan the best time to go!

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Tips For Driving in Lyon

All you need to drive a car in Lyon is your regular UK license. For security in France, make sure your license is valid before you go to Lyon. In Lyon, as with the rest of France, you need to drive on the right.

We can arrange car hire in Lyon in advance of travel to France and there are several car hire offices in Lyon where you can pick up your car.

Information About Lyon Airport

Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport is only about 13 miles east of Lyon. The international IATA code for the airport is LYS is only about 2 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Lyon, and taxis are also available. Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Lyon.

Lyon UK Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Lyon, or just need some advice, the Lyon British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
35 Rue De Faubourg St Honore
75383 Paris Cedex 08
France

Telephone: (33) 1 44 51 31 00

Quick Guide to Lyon

City Name: Lyon
Country: France
Language: French
Currency: Euro
Time Difference: GMT + 1
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz

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