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SeaFrance Guide To Lyons

Post by Sharat | December 25, 2011 | Trips to France | Comment

SeaFrance Ferries Dover Calais is a great way to hop over the channel and visit some of the most wonderful cities in France. One city definitely worth checking out is Lyon, which lies in between Marseille and Paris. Lyon is located in France’s central eastern corner, and is well known for being an important business centre.

One thing people are probably not so aware of, is that Lyon is also known as the silk capital of the world. Lyon is well known for its gastronomic delights, and also serves as the home of many global institutions, such as Interpol.

Lyon plays host to a number of industries, and also offers some of the most famous tourist attractions in all of France, including a variety of monuments, buildings, churches, museums, gardens, parks and historic ruins. Lyon’s churches feature stunning architectural designs that make them very attractive to visit, and incorporate a mixture of both ancient and modern tastes.

If you are looking for something more atypical, there are a number of alternative spots that are worth visiting such as some of the many opera houses that dot the city. Lyon’s most recognizable monument is the Cathedral St-jean, which can viewed during a day out in the quaint and charming parks, that serve as beautiful areas to while away the time.

Every year on the 8th of December, Lyon celebrates the Festival of Light, which is a tourist and local favourite, and serves as a celebration of the city’s liberation from the plague by the Virgin Mary.

Another thing worth checking out is the Bouchons restaurants that offer some of the best food in all of France, alongside wine.

The city’s climate is a temperate on, which means that on any given day throughout the year, it can rain. This also means the temperature is generally pleasant year round, with the hottest months of the year occurring in the summer, which takes place between June and September. It almost never snows in Lyon, however it is much more likely to rain during the autumn months.

Transportation is pretty good, the city has a couple of railway stations, and a metro system, which makes use of trams, trains and buses. Bicycling is also an extremely popular way to get round the city.

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