When to travel
Lyon, the capital of the Rhône-Alpes welcomes visitors any
time of the year. The weather in is mild and pleasant. It is a perfect
place, for predominantly business travelers from all ages to all
budgets. Plunge in the fantastic Latin and mixed culture, dine on
delicious cuisine, and meet the warm lyonins.
Traveling to Lyon, you must carry these documents along
with yourself, on arrival in the France or when seeking entry through
the Channel Tunnel, you ought to produce on request by the Immigration
(a) a valid national passport or other document
satisfactorily establishing his/her identity and nationality:
(b) such information as may be required to establish
whether he/she requires leave to enter Europe and, if so, whether
and on what terms leave should be given. Visa requirements are
as for the United Kingdom as a whole.
Out Door Entertainment
Lyon city is full of entertainment. Stroll around the old town and
Place Bellecour; Visit the Meridien Part-Dieu Hotel for a drink
and the spectacular view over the city from the 32nd floor of the
Part-Dieu skyscraper, Boogie-woogie at a selection of discos and
nightclubs. Apart from these, there are lot of movie theaters and
auditoriums that host to large touring productions and concerts.
If you are fond of music, there are several bars and pubs playing
jazz, country, rock, and pop concerts. So entertain yourself to
The city being one of the gastronomic regions of France, local specialities
include Lyon salad (lettuce with hot egg and fried bacon), andouillette
(tripe sausage) and Tablier de Sapent (breaded tripe slices); there
are also several local cheeses.
Small local restaurants called bouchons are common around the old
town as restaurants are more conventional and fine-dining options.
There are several standard proportions of fast-food joints and snack
bars in main shopping areas so if you have a large pamper yourself
to some of the best cuisines and delicacies.
The capital offers you with multitude of shopping malls and complexes
including jewellers, art galleries, craft shops, toyshops, antiques
shops, gift shops. Therefore, if you are a shopper fanatic, you
are at the right place.
The Part-Dieu complex, with four floors and 280 shops, and the traditional
shopping center around Place Bellecour is a good place to shop at.