France’s second city may not be considered a star destination, but there is plenty to explore in the narrow passageways of the former hub of Europe’s silk trade. With attractive Renaissance buildings in the old part of the city, the Roman theatre on the Fourvière Hill and the 18th Century squares on the Presqu’île where the Rhone and Saône rivers meet, Lyon contains a plethora of architectural delights to explore. There are also cultural charms to savour in Lyon including the Museé des Beaux Arts, arguably the finest art museum in France after the Louvre. Food fans can also enjoy dazzling gastronomic creations in Lyon, with fine dining options alongside Lyonnais sausages and mouth-waterting quenelles (fish dumplings) from budget ‘bouchon’ eateries.
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When to Visit
Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.