The capital everyone dreams of traveling to, Paris, is finally on its way to be achieved and you are over the moon expecting this extraordinary itinerary. In order to make it even more special, you can visit the city of Lyon. We promise that you will maximize your experience to the fullest.
Starting off the day, what would be better than wandering around the old town of Lyon (Vieux Lyon) and experiencing the fairytale-like atmosphere? Lyon promises to captivate the visitor from its historical, colorful, and picturesque buildings. There is always the alternative to enjoy the panoramic view of the old town in the well-known Rhone valley.
It must be around afternoon now and after this long walk, the best thing to do would be to enjoy lunch. In Lyon, one can visit some of the best traditional restaurants in France, known as Bouchon. Lyon is popular for its cuisine and known as the top French destination of gastronomy. You can experience the same quality restaurants in Presqu’île, another area of the town, sectioned by the Rhone river. After lunch, a great idea would be to sit in a cafe and enjoy the view.
After this small break, a stroll in the immense park Parc de la tête d’Or would be ideal! With your entry, you will be stunned by its huge, lush, sweet-smelling, and fairytale-like French gardens and an absolutely picturesque lake with ducks swimming in it. It is possible to stroll around the park, rent a bike, a small car-like vehicle, or go through the lake by boat. There is also a piano available, inside a kiosk which is available for whoever guest wishes to play its sweet melodies.
The visitor must have realized, at this point, the great number of bridges Lyon has and that street art is everywhere. Another recommendation to experience the city to its fullest would be to “climb up” the region La Croix-Rousse so as to enjoy the panoramic city view. Also, Musée des Confluences, the history museum of the city, promises to leave you stunned.
By now the night has come and your day trip is coming to a closure. In case of wishing to return to Paris, one can easily arrive at the metro station La Part-Dieu and take a metro to arrive back to Paris in a matter of 2,5 hours.
Lyon is a magical and breathtaking city. There isn’t really a season to not highlight its beauty, yet its best time of the year is spring.