Lyon is one of the largest cities in France. It is also the perfect destination for gastronomic aficionados for the city has no less than 22 Michelin Stars scattered across its many restaurants and eateries. But whether you are interested in tantalising your taste buds or exploring the numerous historical attractions, Lyon should most definitely be near the top of your list of places to visit in France.
The fine restaurants are one of the biggest attractions in Lyon. There is a huge selection of eateries in the city, ranging from Michelin starred restaurants to small cafes, but when in Lyon you should make a point of eating in one of the city's bouchons, which is a traditional restaurant serving glorious local dishes such as marinated tripe and Lyon salad. Wine is also excellent - "some of the Burgundies produced in the region are world class.
Lyon is France's third largest city and the gastronomic capital of France. There is simply no better city in France, arguably the world, to indulge your passion for great food. When you are not busy spoiling your taste buds, the city offers a range of interesting museums, the stunning architecture of Vieux Lyon (""Old Lyon"") and a thriving shopping and bar scene.More about Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
Once you have eaten your fill and sampled some of the local wines, don't forget to visit some of the city's top historical attractions. The Old City and its Renaissance architecture is designated a World Heritage UNESCO site and the medieval traboules' - narrow passageways linking various parts of the Vieux Lyon - are a unique feature of the city. Key highlights of Lyon include the Fourvière basilica, the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules and the Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilisation.
Thrifty Lyon visitors will soon realise the benefit of hiring a car to explore the wider attractions of Lyon. Thrifty cars can be collected from airports and other major transport hubs. Hire a Thrifty car and you can expect an excellent, hassle free service. The company has been in operation for more than 50 years and thanks to an excellent reputation for transparent costs and great customer service, Thrifty is one of the best-known and most popular car hire operators in the world.
Thrifty doesn't have the widest fleet of cars, but they do provide a good range of family and business vehicles to suit most people's requirements, so if you are looking at car hire in Lyon, Thrifty should be your top choice.
As well as fine dining, Lyon is also famous for its shopping. Aside from La Part-Dieu, which is the largest shopping centre in Europe, the main shopping in Lyon is on Presqu'ile. You can buy everything here, from antiques and oysters to cheese and designer goods.
If you do decide to visit Lyon, don't forget your credit cards and make sure you leave room in your luggage for all those bargains.
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