Holidays to Lyon

Holidays in Lyon offer you the chance to explore some of France’s most fascinating history. With an array of museums and stunning historical buildings to choose from, this city is every explorer’s dream. You could stop off at the African Museum of Lyon, which was built in 1861. It is, as the name suggests, dedicated to all things African and contains over 2,000 artefacts. For an insight into the history of France during World War II, be sure to visit the Museum of Resistance and Deportation, which contains a variety of exhibits that tell the stories of some of the most important figures in the French Resistance.

For some fascinating contemporary art, be sure to take some time to visit La Sucrière, which is one of the city’s most popular museums and contains a variety of interesting pieces of art, spread across three floors.

No one taking Lyon holidays should return home without visiting the city’s most fascinating buildings. There are many to choose from, each offering stunning architecture and all dating back to the Middle Ages or Renaissance periods. Be sure to visit the Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay, a Romanesque church located in Presqu’île, in the centre of Lyon. This stunning edifice features a selection of architectural styles and looks particularly impressive at night.

Also located in Presqu’île is The Église Saint-Bonaventure, a 14th century Gothic church. With its stunning architecture and fascinating history, The Église Saint-Bonaventure is an attraction that should not be missed. In addition to these stunning buildings, Lyon is also home to a number of temples and monasteries, each worth a visit for anyone interested in the city’s religion and culture.

Holidays in Lyon not only offer stunning architecture, but also beautiful views of the city itself. If you are looking for the perfect location for a family day out, then be sure to visit Parc de la Tête d'Or (Golden Head Park). This beautiful park not only offers spectacular views, but also a zoo, botanical garden and four rose gardens. The zoo makes for a perfect day out for families and there are a variety of animals to see, some of which are quite rare.

Also located in Parc de la Tête d'Or is The Jardin Botanique de Lyon, a stunning garden that is well worth a visit. The Jardin Botanique de Lyon is sure to please plant lovers, with over 14,000 different species to find, some of which are housed in the garden’s impressive greenhouses.

Lyon holidays offer something for everyone, because in addition to its many historical and cultural attractions, there are also plenty of shops to explore. The Presqu’île is home to a selection of shops, department stores and restaurants, making it the perfect destination for those who wish to spend some time investigating the city’s more modern attractions. There is also a selection of street cafes, where you can relax and unwind after a busy day exploring and take in the stunning sights of the city centre.


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