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Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in Lyon?
Lyon has a temperate climate, with warm to hot summers and cool winters. The average summer temperature is 27°C (81°F), while in winter it averages around 3°C (37°F). The city receives most of its rainfall in spring and autumn.
What are some of the best things to do in Lyon?
Lyon is renowned for its culinary scene, so trying local dishes at a bouchon lyonnais is a popular activity. Visitors also enjoy exploring the historic Vieux Lyon district, visiting the city's museums, and strolling along the Saône River. For a different perspective, take a boat cruise on the Rhône River.
What is the best time of year to visit Lyon?
Many visitors come to Lyon in December to experience the Fête des Lumières, a spectacular light festival. However, the weather is typically more pleasant between June and August. During this time, you can enjoy the Nuits de Fourvière, an annual performing arts festival celebrated in the ancient Roman theatres.
What are the best places to stay in Lyon?
Many travelers appreciate the historic charm of Vieux Lyon, the city's old town, and the vibrant atmosphere of La Croix-Rousse, known for its bohemian vibe. The central Presqu'île district is a great choice for those interested in shopping and cultural activities. For a more tranquil stay, choose the Fourvière hill area, which boasts panoramic city views.
What are the best places to visit in Lyon?
Lyon is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Vieux Lyon, the Fourvière Basilica, and the Traboules, secret passageways used by silk workers. The city also has the Musée des Confluences, a science and anthropology museum, and the Parc de la Tête d'Or, a park with a zoo and botanical garden.
What are some hiking trails in Lyon?
Parc de la Tête d'Or and Parc de la Feyssine are popular urban parks with good walking paths. For a more challenging hike, you could head to the Monts d'Or, located 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of Lyon, which has several trails with varying degrees of difficulty.
What are some family activities to do in Lyon?
Lyon is a family-friendly city with activities for all ages. The Aquarium of Lyon and the Parc de la Tête d'Or, which has a zoo and boating lake, are popular with families. The city also has the Mini World Lyon, an animated miniature park, and the Musée des Confluences, which offers interactive exhibits suitable for children.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in Lyon?
Consider exploring the historic city of Annecy, often known as the 'Venice of the Alps', located 140 kilometers (87 miles) from Lyon. Venturing a little further, you could visit Geneva, a cosmopolitan city in Switzerland, just 150 kilometers (93 miles) away. Alternatively, the scenic Beaujolais wine region, located 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Lyon, boasts beautiful landscapes and charming villages.
How much does it cost to stay in serviced apartment rentals in Lyon?
Experience the best of Lyon with our serviced apartment rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Are there Lyon apartment rentals on Airbnb with pools?
Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 70 apartment rentals with pools in Lyon, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!