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Category: Lyon Area
Lyon is on the Rhone Valley and the second largest city in France. It is famous for its gastronomy and economic dynamism. But what is it like as a visitor? How much time should you plan to stay? What are the top attractions in Lyon?
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Discussed in this Episode
- Musings on how to select a hotel in a large city [2:43]
- Answers to a listener question on health care in France [11:50]
- The 6 most salient points in the history of Lyon [27:28]
- The capital of the Roman Gaul [31:04]
- Commercial hub during the Renaissance [35:36]
- Lyon under the French Revolution and Napoleon [38:41]
- Jacquard weave [40:19]
- Frères Lumière [41:29]
- Lyon and the Resistance [42:06]
- Booking a tour at the Tourist Office on Place Bellecour [46:00]
- Traboules [46:46]
- Bouchons and Lyon Gastronomy (some we loved others not so much!) [51:30]
- La Fourvière Basilica [55:13]
- Night-life in Lyon [1:06:57]
- The Alps and the Auvergne are nearby! [1:10:32]
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Recommended in this Episode
Hotels Recommended in this Episode: Annie stayed at the Ibis Styles Lyon Part-Dieu. It was clean, comfortable, quiet (despite the proximity to the main train station) , the breakfast buffet was good, the staff professional, and the nearest tram station is right across the street. We'd stay there again!
We also recommend this hotel because it is a great value and centrally located.
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Category: Lyon Area
One Reply to “Top Attractions in Lyon, Episode 113”
I first became aware of Lyon in 1992 spending and studying here for my Junior Year abroad. And while Paris is indeed considered a true “World City,” I nonetheless remain utterly enchanted by and under the spell of Lyon to this very day.
Thank you for serving as my guides down such an amazing trip down Memory Lane.