Lyon, a city in the east-central region of France, is the famous home of cinema and Roman history. That is why it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A journey around the city provides each traveler with an outburst of vibrant energy. You will be overwhelmed with its cultural, historical, and gastronomic overload.
Start from the place where Romans first set their feet. Fouviere Hill is an abode of churches. Presqu’ile is straddled between the two rivers. A walk to Confluence will give you a glimpse of the economic condition of Lyon.
Brotteaux is the upscale region of the city, with sleek mansions and luxurious condos. Old City is on the shores of the Saone river. You can enjoy the Renaissance architecture in Old Lyon. The working class makes their living in Croix-Rousse.
The temperature during Summers can escalate. It can get quite uncomfortable. Winters are also chilling, due to cold winds blowing. February to March is a good time to visit. French is the lingua–franca, but English can be used to communicate in the busy areas.
On foot, you can visit the major attractions in the city. If your feet are tired, then take the metro, which can be counted on as the most efficient in the country. Avoid taxis or renting cars, because they can be expensive and prone to be stuck in traffic.
Lyon is a pedestrian city; you can find numerous squares and street that are worth a stroll. The Rue St Jean is a busy street lined with restaurants and variety of shops. It is tourist friendly. Rue de Boeuf is comparatively quiet. It is a bit upscale regarding restaurants.
The Loge du Change and Maison Thomassin are important landmarks in Place du Change square. They are excellent examples of gothic architecture. Galleries on the street of Rue Juiverie promote local talents. Roman theaters, Fourvière Basilica, Metal tower, St Bruno Church, and Place des Terreaux are some of the major spots every tourist should try to visit.
December 11, 2016 4:58 pm