La gastronomie of France. We decided to visit and taste. The flight, hotel booking, sightseeing tour, airport shuttle, all were done through the internet. Everything worked without any glitches, at least in our case. The airport shuttle leaves on time folks, don't be late.
We arrived at the Main Terminal in Lyon called Gare Part-Dieu, Vivier-Merle, a seven minute walk from the hotel. This terminal is amazing grouping the train, metro, buses and the city tramway all in one spot. You can also book tours from there.
We reserved a room at the ResidHotel for the convenience of the Main Terminal for we were planning to visit Lyon by bus and tramway, besides, there is a shopping centre facing the terminal that has over 200 boutiques and restaurants.
ResidHotel is an interesting hotel that has 1, 2 and 3 rooms available with a small fridge, a coffee maker, a microwave oven, a 2-ring stove-top, dishes and utensils. We planned to make our own breakfast so that we can have more spending money for shopping. You can have a continental breakfast at the hotel at a cost of 8 Euros or $12. U.S. If we multiply that by 7 days = 56 EU or $84. U.S. saved. The hotel cost was 81 EU ($122. U.S.) per day. The Residhotel is a 3-star, very clean and soundproof. You heard me, soundproof, yes it's true.
In your visit, you must include a place called Bellcour, a wide variety of boutiques and Vieux-Lyon with the best restaurants serving their specialties. Meat lovers will not be dissapointed and the servings are immense. The cost varies between 15 and 25 EU ($22. and $45. U.S.) and worth it. There is a Subway restaurant for those who do not want to spend on a French treat. The people in Lyon are less stressed than in Paris.
We loved the tramway system. A great way to see the city at a low cost of !,4 EU or $2.10 U.S. if you buy ten tickets at a time.
A must-see is Les Halles Paul Bocuse, known as a temple of Lyon's gastronomy and the best in local produce.
Places of interest: Galeries Lafayette, Lyon Part-Dieu shopping centre, facing Gare Part-Dieu, a 7-minute walk from our hotel. Bellcour, boutiques and restaurants. A 20-minute bus ride from the Main Terminal. Parc Tête-d'or, a Zoo with free admission. A 15-minute bus ride. Confluence, a modern, state-of-the-art shopping complex we found by exploring the tramway system end of line No.1. It's brand new and not in the tourist guide as yet.
Other tips and comments: You do not need to tip in restaurants. If you do, leave a very small amount. It's appreciated but not necessary.
*Important: Not all restaurants accept credit cards. Do not carry big bills. You will have a very hard time to get change. Banks no longer have cash-on-hand to change a $100 EU or U.S. You will have to use an ATM machine which is not a good idea.
You will see signs to Beware of Pickpockets in crowded areas. Be vigilant. Have a nice trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Close to the city center and ideally located 500 m from the railway station, the residence enjoys a strategic location. You can also close all means of transport for your business or pleasure. Perfectly suitable for all types of stays for one night or several weeks. It offers all the comforts of a three-star residence, open all the year 24 hours a day and the services of a traditional hotel. ... more less
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