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Located just 2 hours away from the ski resorts and the Mediterranean, Lyon is a great place for holidaying. Dipped in history, culture and architecture, Lyon offers visitors with some exotic sightseeing and a great time. Beautifully set between two ri...more

Lyon, France

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Located just 2 hours away from the ski resorts and the Mediterranean, Lyon is a great place for holidaying. Dipped in history, culture and architecture, Lyon offers visitors with some exotic sightseeing and a great time. Beautifully set between two rivers and mountains, Lyon features picturesque waterfront attractions and an impressive promenade to walk through. There are some exclusive art museums in the city which attract visitors. Some interesting museums include Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Musée des Miniatures et Décors de Cinema, etc.
The view from the Basilica of Fourvière in Lyon is amazing. The basilica is built on a hilltop and is a dominant structure in the city. Visitors can enjoy a walk through Old Lyon and discover some pretty buildings and shops. Throughout the city there are several Roman ruins that can be seen till date. Visitors can spend a quiet evening strolling down the banks of the Rhone River or visit the Parc de la Tête d'Or.
Lyon also offers a great shopping experience. Some good places to shop in Lyon include Rue du Président Edouard Herriot, rue Emile Zola, rue Gasparin and rue des Archers; La Part-Dieu a large shopping mall; Rue Auguste Comt, Rue de la République, etc.

Nearby Airports

The nearest airport to Lyon is the Saint-Exupéry Airport Lyon. The airport is locaed about 25 Km east of the city center. The airport offers easy connectivity to the city. A tram-train has opened recently and it takes about 30 minutes for visitors to reach the city. The cost of a one-way ticket is 15 Euros per person. Taxis are also available from the airport and cost 40-50 Euros based on the destination.

Halal Restaurants

Finding halal food in Lyon is easy. There are quite a number of halal restaurants in Lyon that offer delicious food from across the world. Some of the best halal restaurants in Lyon include Le Jaipur Tandoori, Bar Grill Kebab, Le Petit Marmaris - Doner Kebab, Indian Prince 2, Raj Mahal, etc.

Mosques

There are a number of mosques in Lyon. The main mosque in Lyon is the Grande Mosquée de Lyon. Other mosques include Mosque El-Houda, Mosquée Et-Tawba, Al Islah-masjid Arrahmane, etc.

Things to Do and See in Lyon

  • Basilique de Notre Dame de Fourvière  
  • Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation  
  • Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon  
  • Musée d'Art contemporain  
  • Musée des Miniatures et Décors de Cinema  
  • Musée Gallo-Romain de Fourvière  
  • Musée Lumière  
  • Place du Change  
  • Renaissance courtyards  
  • Metal tower  
  • Roman theatres  
  • Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules  
  • Jardin Rosa Mir  
  • Mur des Lyonnais  
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or  
  • Parc de Gerland
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