Why should you visit Lyon France

Lyon Youth Hostels

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Known for its historical and architectural beauties, Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the culinary capital of France, this is also the place to offer the best food.

 

Accommodation in Lyon

The youth hostel in Lyon is close to the Renaissance district between St. Jean Cathedral and the Gallo-Roman Museum. It has space for 180 guests; the price includes kitchen, laundry and TV.

How to get there: 41-45 Montée du Chemin Neuf, 69005 Lyon (Rhône)

Tel .: + 33-4-78-150550 Email: [email protected]

 

additional Information

Make your reservation online or visit each hostel website: Lyon Youth Hostels

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Sightseeing in Lyon

The "Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica" was built in 1870 by the Lyons community as a sign of the triumph of Christian values ​​over socialists. Its design is characterized by a Romanesque as well as a Byzantine architecture with fine mosaics, stained glass and a magnificent crypt of St. Joseph. There are guided tours of the basilica, which includes a museum for sacred art.

The "Lumière Pioneer Cinema" was built in 1870. The Musée Lumière is a fascinating piece of architecture and exhibits many optical inventions including numerous early cinematic and photographic works of art.

 

Gastronomy and nightlife in Lyon

Lyon is famous for its morning snacks. The "mâchons" are made from local meat or sausage and are usually enjoyed with red Beaujolais wine. You can also try a traditional "Salade Lyonnaise": it consists of lettuce, bacon, croutons and a fried egg.

The City of Architectural Heritage is best viewed at night, when hundreds of lights illuminate the city. It's nice to explore the city on foot at night. The old town of Lyon, the banks of the Saône, the Presqu'île and the Croix Rousse are then the liveliest areas. There are a variety of themed bars and pubs with Irish, English, Latino and Cuban music.

 

Out and about in Lyon

Saint-Exupéry International Airport is located 20 km (12 miles) east of Lyon and serves as the base for domestic and international flights.

Lyon is a TGV station and has two major train stations: “Lyon Part-Dieu” and “Lyon Perrache”. The city is served by Eurolines buses; the terminal is located at the Perrache train station. Perrache is also the center for trams, local and regional buses, underground line A, the Vélo'v bike service and taxis.