Lyon is France's third largest city and a major tourist destination. Established 2,000 years ago, the city is a living museum, with architecture, history and traditions reflecting the various cultures that have occupied it. If you're going to visit the streets, museums or the countryside, we've chosen the 10 best ways to get a feel for Lyon. Bus company by Coach Charter Europe will show you the hidden secrets of Lyon, its parks, its temples, its castle and its restaurants.
You and your party are going to need a tour bus partner in Lyon. This will be the Coach Charter Europe. We include charter busses, bus & coach rental, tour busses and airport shuttle service. Coach Charter Europe is a family-owned bus company that operates across Europe with a emphasis on high-quality service. Check out our convenient charter busses and let you and your party drive through Lyon.
Here are our best Top 10 places to visit in Lyon:
1. Vieux Lyon
You're going to set foot in one of the biggest old Renaissance quarters in Europe. Lyon's silk industry flourished in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, and rich merchant families from all over France, Flanders, Germany and Italy settled in the area. They built beautiful houses in the Gothic, Italian and French Renaissance styles, and there are still 300 of them in the districts of Saint-Jean, Saint-Georges and Saint-Paules. Rent a bus with a driver in our bus company to get there.
Presqu'île, which is the heart of the city, is one of the best places to visit in Lyon. Looking at the map of Lyon, there are two rivers (the Rhône and the Saône) flowing through it, cutting off a small portion in the middle that almost looks like a peninsula. We suggest a bus rental of a nice comfortable tour bus from our bus company.
The architectural features of Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse Saône are unique to this city: the Traboules are lovely Renaissance passageways, some 40 of which are open to the public, running underneath the buildings in the direction of the Saône River. Chartered bus will be a good partner to take your party to this historic location. The bus rental recommends to start your adventure around Quai Fulchiron Rolland and Rue des Trois Marie.
4. Parc de la Tête d’Or
A little north of the center is one of the largest urban parks in the world, with the zoo and the largest botanical garden in France within its boundaries. If you're around in the spring, the International Rose Garden should be one of your first call ports in the region. The botanical attractions are also impressive, with more than 20,000 varieties of plants and the most stunning 19th-century greenhouses you would hope to see, thick with a chlorophyll fragrance. Tour bus recommends that the park is a must-do for families with children. Bus rentals at our bus company are expected to make it easier for your group to get there.
5. Eat at a bouchon, a traditional Lyonnaise restaurant
Eating a bouchon is one of the most unique things to do in Lyon – the Lyon tradition! Lyon is renowned for its bouchons or restaurants serving traditional local dishes. Bouchons typically have rough, meat-based dishes – not recommended to vegetarians!
Quenelles (fish dumplings) are a popular dish, and if you're a fan of afal dining, check out Lyonnaise-style sautéed tripe or pan-fried calf's liver.
6. Ancient Theatre of Fourvière
The monument is located on the left bank of the river Saône. And 2,000 years after it was created, the Nuits de Fourvière Drama Festival still hosts performances every June and July. It was supposed to have had 10,000 spectators at its height, but only the middle and lower cavea terraces remain. However, where the seats have been lost, you can see the curious cavea substructure that continues up the hillside. Chartered Bus will be a nice companion to this old theater.
7. Charcuterie Sibilia
Bus rental is trying to carry and get a taste of the city with this famous charcuterie. Charcuterie Sibilia is the perfect opportunity for tourists to enjoy Lyon's traditional cuisine. The shop itself is a pork butcher shop, selling sausages, quenelles, pork slicing sausages and chitterling sausages. You know you've found the right stuff – the owner is called "Mère Lyonnaise" (Mother of Lyon) and her expertise has made this butcher the most popular in Lyon.
8. Lyon Cathedral
Tour Bus wants to take you to the city's magnificent cathedral, a predominantly Gothic building constructed between the 12th and 15th centuries. Many of the original stained-glass windows are still here and date back to the 1300's.
9. Parc de la Tête d’Or, Lyon’s
It's hard to write about Lyon without referring to the Parc de la Tête d'Or – the gem of the city at the top of the rough 6th arrondissement on the east side of the Rhône. It has a botanical garden, a tiny lake with blue paddle boats, a manicured rose garden, and even a zoo. It's all free to come. Bus company suggests that it's the ideal place to explore on a lovely day, and it's also a popular spot for a picnic!
10. Musée Gadagne
Essentially the City Museum of Lyon, this attraction is named after the majestic 16th century Renaissance Palace, built by two Florentine brothers. There are some 80,000 artifacts in 30 rooms on four floors, from the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century.
There are many museums and parks all over Lyon and around France. A charter bus from our bus company Coach Charter Europe would be the most convenient way to get there.
Coach Charter Europe picks you and your party from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport or any other place in and around the area. The best choice for community travel is to hire a private bus with a driver and an airport shuttle. It provides versatility as you can go on an individual tour with your band. In addition, bus rental is a safe and effective way of commuting.
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