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Mini-Guide To Lyon

Lyon is often referred to as the unforgettable city' and when you visit and discover its charm, sophistication and many attractions, you will soon see why it is so called. Lyon lies at the heart of Europe and this has led to it being very cosmopolitan and stylish, throughout its long history. Originally Lyon was settled as a place where the Celts could seek refuge and as far back as 43 BC, the Romans were settled in this area. So it has over 2,000 years of settlement and history, which gives it a sense of pride and status. French is obviously the main language used, but English is also widely understood and communication is not usually a problem. The weather is very balmy in the summer and in the winter is also not too cold, due to its southern position, which makes it an ideal year round destination.

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One of the delights of Lyon has to be the food. Here you will find some absolutely fantastic restaurants selling gastronomic delights, which will excite your taste buds. Many of the restaurants offer a fixed price menu, with wine not usually included. This is an excellent way to sample different types of dishes, so that you can get to know which your favourites are. There is also plenty to see and do in Lyon. It is home to 10 Museums, which range from Art Museums to the African Museum. So whatever your interests, you will probably find a museum that you will wish to visit. Lyon also enjoys a reputation as being quite a centre for antiques. There are over 650 antique shops in the centre of Lyon and in addition, there are a number of antique markets held on a regular basis. If you are into antiques, you should also check out some of the flea markets, where you can get some great bargains! One of the best is the Canal Flea Market, which is usually jam packed with all sorts of curios and bric a brac. If you are into more modern shopping, then you will not be disappointed, for the shopping opportunities are very good. There are also some great wines to be had, since this is so close to an exceptionally good wine producing area. The area of Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) is filled with shops selling exotic goods from all over the world and some very chic and unique pieces can be snapped up here. You can also pick up a commissioned piece of art or clothing in the Passage Thiaffait, which is home to lots of budding young artists and creative souls and is a very exciting and vibrant area. Lyon also boasts some terrific parks and green spaces. There are 10 parks in total, so you can have a walk in some beautifully tranquil surroundings, or just laze by the river and soak up some of the famous French cafe culture. One thing is for certain, you really will not forget the city of Lyon, with its beautiful architecture, excellent food and wines and its very hospitable people. Flights to Lyon are operated by many airlines, including Air France, Easyjet and British Airways.

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