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Holiday in Lyon

I am going on a holiday to Lyon in a couple of weeks time and I was wondering if you have any ideas of good tourist attractions

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1. Re: Holiday in Lyon

Depends on how long you are going for.

One thing you may like to consider is taking the TGV train down to Avignon to see a different part of france.

If you are hiring a car then a visit to the wine vilagse to the north of Lyon is worthwhile.

Lyon has lots to see in the centre and we particularly liked the slamm streets of the old town with thier famous "bouchon" restaurants

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Hi there, I travelled to Lyon last year with my family and I found it to be perfect in terms of places to go and attractions. I've given you some details below.

Lyon boasts an impressive array of parks and playful options. The zoo at the Tete d’Or Park, Fourviere and City adventure parks, the Aquarium and Safari Parks all top the to do lists of visiting children. Another interesting park is the mysterious medieval Barbe Island, just outside the city center in the ninth arrondissement. Silk workshops that demonstrate how Lyon’s proudest export is made, an International Puppet Museum and kids programming at the Opera House and Auditorium make for interesting additions to the usual urchin activities.

For an unusual way of getting to your next destination, Cyclopolitain is a high tech-looking rickshaw that provides taxi service for the price of a bus. It’s a fun way to see the sights.

Outside the city

From May to September Pilat Park organizes more than forty nature excursions suitable for all ages. Gimel peat bog, Malleval vineyards and slopes, Bessat natural forest and the “chirats” rock slides are all explained by specialists.

Families will want to visit the sites of the recently created Monts d’Ardèche Nature Reserve, including – Arc Bridge, Chauvet Grotto, Mont Gerbier de Jonc, Ray Pic waterfall and Païolive wood. Exciting adventures in the vicinity include camping overnight in the Ardèche gorges, traveling by kayak, exploring the numerous grottos with professional cavers, riding the rapids in a canoe or canyoning.

In summer families can mountain bike or try a donkeyback ride through the dark mysterious forests of spruces and firs of the Chartreuse Nature Reserve. Depending on the season, visit the reserve on foot, on horseback, in snowshoes, on a mountain bike or on the back of a donkey following the marked trails stretching for 100 km.

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3. Re: Holiday in Lyon

Brewster, our question is pretty wide, I am afraid you won't get interesting advice (except the post Katefife keep on posting and that deals with the whole region, not really about Lyon!).

I suggest that you start with a small personal work, just browse these websites:

http://www.en.lyon-france.com/

http://www.lyon.fr/vdl/sections/en/

Then come back to the forum with more precise questions, according to what you are interested in, I will be happy to help!

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Of course, you could also just browse this forum, you will find a lot of previous recommendations made by experts and travellers...

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