Things to do in Lyon

Things to do in Lyon Lyon is France’s third largest city and a major tourist destination founded 2000 years ago. The city hosts a mixture of architecture, culture and traditions reflecting the different populations who have inherited it. The  River Saône and the Rhône divide Lyon and provide stunning scenery across the bridges. I was really impressed…

Bars in Lyon

Bars in Lyon Volle Petrol Volle Petrol is a barge on the river offering alfresco drinks on a large terrace. As it was a sunny day, there wasn’t any space left outside so we sat inside on the bar stalls overlooking the river. There were over 80 different lagers / ales to choose from including Trappistes,…

Restaurants in Lyon

Restaurants in Lyon Breakfast / Brunch Brioche Doree If you are looking for a casual and cheap bakery for breakfast (petit dejeuner) I recommend Brioche Doree on Rue Republique. It serves fresh pastries and cakes for a very reasonable €1-2.  A croissant, pain au raisin, espresso and orange juice was only €6! There is also some seating outside for…

Wine Tour in Lyon

Wine Tour in Lyon A wine tour in Lyon is an absolute must! We booked with Rhone Trip for a morning visit to the vineyards. We were in an intimate group of 4 for our half day trip on Saturday morning starting at 9am. Julie collected us from Place Bellacour (very central) and we embarked on…

Hotel in Lyon

Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts Hotel in Lyon At the heart of the city centre in the first arrondissement is Mercure Beaux Arts, situated in a beautiful 19th century building. This hotel in Lyon was in an ideal location for exploring the city and situated near many shops, sites and restaurants. It is an eight minute walk from the hotel…