The alluring city of Lyon in eastern France is home to the majestic Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, perched high above the city on Fourvière Hill. A funicular will take you to the top of the hill, where you can enjoy sweeping panoramas of the city before exploring the sumptuous interior of this magnificent church.

    When it comes to fine arts, Lyon's Musée des Beaux-Arts is considered second only to Paris's Louvre. Housed in the 17th-century Palais Saint-Pierre, the museum showcases one of Europe's largest collections of artwork. Other noteworthy museums include the Textile Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts.

    Where & what to eat in Lyon

    • 10 Places Locals Love to Eat in Lyon

      The best local restaurant restaurants in Lyon are places you can sample the specialities of the area in a laid-back atmosphere, especially in Lyonnaise restaurants called a bouchon. These local bistros are typical of both the city and its cuisine. You'll soon become familiar with quenelles (a poached dish of creamed fish or meat), tabliers de sapeur (made from...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Lyon

    • 10 Best Shopping Areas and Local Markets in Lyon

      Shopping in Lyon varies from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, with plenty of treasures to be found. The city's many specialities, from pralines to silks to charcuterie meats, Lyon doesn't struggle when it comes to ideas for souvenirs to take home – or the shops in which to find them. Whether you prefer to shop or to wander through the streets of the...

    Useful information

    • Lyon Travel Essentials

      Our Lyon Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in France. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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