Lyon: How to Get the Best of It

by - 12/20/2017 09:05:00 PM

Lyon is the third largest city in France, it is located in the picturesque Rhône-Alpes region. Its location has determined the main purpose of the city, having made it the gastronomic and cultural capital of France. Did you know that a movie was born in Lyon? It is one of the must-visit places.

Keep this post for the time when you will plan your travel from Paris to Lyon. In addition to the information on how to travel to Lyon from Paris, there is a list of pleasant places where you can go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The article is based on the opinion of traveling Ukrainian girls.

Lyon travel guide: how to get there from Paris

By train
The most logical option for traveling between cities is the Paris-Lyon train. High-speed trains TGV SNCF will take you from the Gare de Lyon train station to Lyon in 2 hours or so.

• By bus
If you plan a cheap travel to Lyon, choose a direct bus trip from Paris to Lyon. Bus transportation is carried out by Eurolines, Flixbus, Ouibus bus companies.

Eurolines buses traditionally depart from the station at the Metro Gallieni, there are several trips a day. The journey takes about 6 hours. The Eurolines station in Lyon is located at Gare de Lyon-Perrache.

Lyon travel tips: the best places to visit

· Away Hostel & Coffee Shop
If you are looking for a hostel to stay in, then this will be an excellent choice. In any case, such a conclusion can be made on Facebook, location, beautiful hall and the general atmosphere. If you are not interested in hostels, then come here just for coffee because here, it is one of the best in the city.

· Bistrot Harvest
This is a very beautiful and cozy restaurant. You can visit it at least just to drink coffee. In addition to coffee, you can try the dessert "Café gourmand macarons Lautrec," this is coffee with ideal macaroons.

· Le Lautrec
Come here to buy chocolate and macaroons (the ideal ones that are offered in Bistrot Harvest.)

· Jeannine & Suzanne
Here you will find endlessly beautiful and tasty desserts. Besides, it’s pleasant to sit by the big window and relax after a walk.

· Torü
It is a tea find in a very beautiful place. Branches on the weekends, breakfasts, desserts and, most importantly, various types of tea that can be bought as a gift.

· Les Cafetieres
You can take an excellent coffee, and sit on a charming patio in good weather. However, there are many people who want to spend the morning there, you can queue up.

· Francoise Pralus
In Lyon, you should try the main sweetness, brioche with praline. You will see these pink buns in every bakery in the city, but they are the best here. Come in the morning to buy the freshest.

· Bouchon Thomas
It's worth dinning in Bouchon at least once. These are traditional Lyon restaurants where you can taste the real cuisine of the region. Unlike the French nouvelle cuisine, here you will try dishes that are simpler, with lots of meat, potatoes, sausages and other.

· Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
The most famous city market named Paul Bocuse in honor of an outstanding French chef. Here you will find the best products that you can imagine. It is a set of delicacies, tastes, and discoveries. The ideal plan here is to buy delicious gifts for family and friends and to grab lunch in one of the cafes inside the market.

· Le Comptoir de Mathilde
Here you will be able to buy an incredible mustard with honey, mustard with lavender, salted caramel and hazelnut paste. In general, you can spend a lot of time in the store because you can try everything before buying.

· Marche Alimentaire St-Antoine Celestins 

It is a magical open market on the river embankment, which runs 6 days a week from the morning to the middle of the day (it is closed on Monday.) Here are the freshest products from all over the region.

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