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Although not as widely famous as Paris or Marseilles, Lyon is a major centre of business and is earning its reputation for its silk and fashion. Lyon’s claim to fame, however, is undoubtedly its exquisite cuisine. From trendy cafés to kebab shops to brasseries, Lyonese cuisine is innovative and always delicious.  

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For the best of French cuisine, visit Lyon, the gastronomical capital of  France! Only Direct Flights has discount travel rates to Lyon, including cheap airfare and affordable accommodation – make a booking now!       

Lyon (also known as Lyons in English) is located in the east central region of France and is one of the country’s largest cities. Although not as widely famous as Paris or Marseilles, Lyon is a major centre of business and is earning its reputation for its silk and fashion. Lyon’s claim to fame, however, is undoubtedly its exquisite cuisine. From trendy cafés to kebab shops to brasseries, Lyonese cuisine is innovative and always delicious.  Highly recommended is the Auberge du Pont de Collonges, a brasserie owned by the famous French chef, Paul Bocuse.       

Lyon is also known for its historical sites and in fact, has its own archaeological dig and is marked as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Fourviére Hill is the most famous of Lyon’s historical sites, with its Roman theatre, Odeum, and Temple of Cybele. Situated nearby is the Basilique de Fourviére, which offers a great view of the city and is an excellent example of 19th century French ecclesiastical architecture. History and architecture buffs will also love the Musée de la Civilisation, a museum filled with wonderful artefacts from the Gallo-Roman period.       

There is a variety of affordable accommodation found in Lyon. Those travelling in the summer might want to take advantage of the Lyon International Camping Ground, with its superb facilities, including laundry facilities and swimming pool. Young travellers can stay at the Auberge de Jeunesse, a well-preserved building from the Renaissance era, which has been restored into a youth hostel. For those who can afford a bit more, La Tour Rose is a beautiful boutique hotel with ornate Renaissance architecture, topped off by a pink tower, to which it owes its namesake. For more discount accommodation options, visit Direct Flight International.       

Make a holiday booking to Lyon, France with Direct Flights. Everything you need for your holiday is available at Direct Flights – from cheap airfare to affordable accommodation to discount car hire. Direct Flightshas the best and cheapest travel packages to Lyon – book your holiday now!

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