So you’re thinking of an unforgettable weekend break, no need to worry as ingredients are simple. All you need is to be in a city with lots of walking space, cool bars, and handful of excellent restaurants, appealing tourist spots, excellent means of transportation and inexpensive places to stay.
If you’ve a valid EU passport, Lyon is a blend of all the features mentioned above and one of France’s most charming small cities. Lyon is also known as the country’s culinary capital due to excellent food variety and spots. Here’s more to why Lyon should be your next European getaway!
A Gourmet Paradise
With above 2,000 restaurants, the history of prestigious culinary goes back all the way to the 19th century marking Lyon as top destinations for foodies in the entire Europe. The indoor market will always keep you occupied for hours as there’re lots of local cafeterias offering excellent dishes and an unforgettable culinary experience.
A weekend is all you need
If you need moving on to other destinations on EU passport, Lyon fits here as well because you can explore most or all of it in a two-day weekend. The ancient lanes of Vieux Lyon, grand streets of Presqu’îleand appealingly grit-filled district of the Croix-Rousse are charming in their own way that are worth exploring on foot. In-fact, the places are lined with a dozen cafeterias and shops that’ll hardly let you move, such is the fascination!
Home to France’s Best Museums
Historical sites have always contributed to tourism and many even apply for permanent residency just for this single reason! Same is the case here as you’ll find some of France’s best museums especially Musée des Confluences; world’s most prominent tourist attraction that’s devoted to anthropology and science.
One can even delve in work of Rubens and Rembrandt at the Musée des Beaux-Arts. On the contrary, there’re also exhibitions hosted by big names like Andy Warhol and Yoko Ono at the Muséed’ArtContemporain boasting a Renzo piano design. If you’ve time, celebrate the birth of cinematography at the Institute Lumière.
Awesome choice for stay-cation
Whether you crave stylish and lavish boutique hotel or simply an economic pad, Lyon has something for everyone. For pocket-friendliness and edgy design, Mama Shelter is the perfect option or you may opt for Fourvière Hotel if you crave luxury in a converted convent and spa setting. To save more pennies before moving on, campsites at the city outskirts are beautiful and offer the best shelter.
Coffee & Bar Scene are at their Best
France’s excellent vineyards are right at the doorstep as you explore the city further and it’s no surprise sipping a glass at every stop there is! Chateauneuf du Peuple is a natural wine bar and one of the coolest spots to sip a wine glass. The place has the finest collection packed in unusually designed bottles right from the house of boutique producers.
Let Lyon be your next weekend getaway on an EU passport as the place is a must-visit once!