VISIT LYON, RHONE-ALPS
WE TAKE YOU IN LYON & AROUND
Our tailor-made luxury holidays in the Auvergne Rhone-Alps region invite you to “the City of Lights” referring to its ancient name, Lugdunum, which means “hill of lights”. Lyon is at the junction of 3 rivers which are the Rhône, the Saône and the Beaujolais but the city is also dominated by 3 hills : the Duchère, a former rampart against enemies, at 265m, the Croix-Rousse which culminates at 254m and Fourvière (with the eponymous basilica) whose upper point culminates at 294m. From this part of the city, the mythical Mont-Blanc is perfectly displayed on a sunny day.
Follow in the footsteps of Lyon’s history and discover Old Lyon, a historic district listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site ; stroll along the charming quays of the Saône and lose yourself in the breathtaking panoramas offered by the Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica. Our travel experts are always on hand to give you personal recommendations and form the itinerary that suits you best, whether you want to explore centuries-old traditional skills in the service of luxury, have a rest at the Parc de la Tête d’Or or enjoy the culinary prowesses of Lyon, the world capital of gastronomy.
Auvergne Rhone-Alps, with its 80% of territory located in the mountains, is the largest mountain region on the European continent. Its immense range of destinations gives the region a wealth of cultural, historical, gastronomic discoveries and spectacular landscapes. Our travel specialists bring into being your exceptional custom luxury itinerary through a myriad of gems to explore, whether through mountain ranges and traditional villages, discovering cultural heritage like the Puy de Dôme or through uncovering a rich history from 500 years of Roman occupation and the golden years of the Renaissance to the industrial boom with our expert historians, without forgetting to relish a delicious Savoyard fondue or try the famous frog legs, essentials of the region’s culinary know-how.
We have no fixed itinerary, because at In-Luxe Travel France, true luxury follows no one else but you and combines rarity, knowledge, know-how, intuition. Take these itineraries as simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have in Lyon and around.
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MUST SEE & DO
What you shouldn’t miss to see and do while traveling to Lyon and Around.
DISCOVER THE BASILICA OF FOURVIÈRE'S BACKSTAGES
Uncover the hidden places of the basilica including the gallery of caryatid angels, the great carillon, the observatory tower and aim for the clouds to get a breathtaking panorama by going up on the roof of the basilica and obtain the most captivating point of view of Lyon.
TAKE PART IN AN EXCLUSIVE WINE TOUR
Experience a visit to Oingt, ranked among the most beautiful village in France and visit two wine estates where you will taste Beaujolais, a valued wine throughout the whole world. Finally, take part in a cooking class with a local chef on the theme of wine and the vine.
TAKE PART IN A GASTRONOMIC WORKSHOP AT THE PAUL BOCUS INSTITUTE
Try a culinary tour of Lyon at the prestigious Paul Bocuse Institute. Meet starred chefs who will reveal recipes that will perfectly accompany your tasting of exceptional wines, selected by a sommelier. Take advantage of this convivial and privileged experience to immerse yourself in French gastronomy and all those tricks that will make you a chef to become !
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SOAK UP LYON'S GASTRONOMY IN DANIEL AND DENISE BOUCHON
Taste the richness of Lyon’s gastronomy in the Daniel et Denise Lyonnais bouchon, located in the heart of this French gastronomic capital. Experience a lively and comforting cuisine, serving taste and excellence !
HAVE A DRINK ON THE ROOFTOP OF THE LYON OPERA
Sip a cocktail with a breathtaking view of the Fourvière hill and the Croix Rousse from the rooftop of the Lyon Opera House. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere that invites you to take full advantage of Lyon’s authenticity.
EXPLORE BARBE ISLAND, A RELIGIOUS AND HISTORICAL TREASURE OF LYON
Discover the mythical Iîle de Barbe, cradled by the Saône River and home to one of the oldest abbeys in France. A historical and cultural exploration in the 9th arrondissement of Lyon that you can discover during your fabulous escapade in Lyon.
FLY OVER THE BEAUJOLAIS REGION AND ITS WONDERFUL VINEYARDS
Take a flight in a hot air balloon over the Beaujolais and its exceptional vineyards. We create for you a tailor-made experience over the valleys and authentic villages of the region. Admire the fabulous landscapes before returning to the vineyards for a privileged tasting in the heart of the Beaujolais.
SAIL ON THE SAONE IN THE HEART OF LYON
Explore Lyon on the waters of the Saône during a boat trip in the heart of the city. Enjoy the pleasure and relaxation of this maritime excursion, which will enhance your experience of the historic centre of Lugdunum.
RELISH A STARRED CUISINE, ON THE HEIGHTS OF LYON
Take a seat in front of the breathtaking view of the restaurant Les Terrasses de Lyon, which offers an incredible panorama of the city and the Alps. A warm and elegant setting on the Fourvière hill, with gastronomic and authentic cuisine that will delight your taste buds.
TAKE PART IN THE RHÔNE WINE TOUR TO DISCOVER THE CÔTE RÔTIE
Let yourself be tempted by a wine tour of the Côte du Rhône, discovering the most famous wines of France. Your tour will take you through the vineyards and estates of Hermitage where you will discover the authentic know-how of the winemakers and have the privilege of taking part in an exceptional wine tasting.
EXPLORE THE TRABOULES AND ITS MAJESTIC TOWERS
Complete your unique holiday in Lyon by exploring the architectural treasures of the Renaissance in the Vieux Lyon district. Between the narrow streets of the famous Traboules, you will have the opportunity to admire impressive towers, notably the famous Tour Rose, the highest in the Saint-Jean district.
OTHER DESTINATIONS YOU MAY LIKE
GENEVA LAKE, ALPINE LAKES & THE FRENCH ALPS: AN INTREPID BIKING ADVENTURE
Enjoy a unique feeling of freedom in total immersion in the Tarentaise Valley, at the gates of the Vanoise National Park, admire the most fascinating views while pedaling on a unique bike tour in France. You will make stops on incredible beautiful balcony sections offering the most breathtaking views of Mont Blanc with its 4,810 meters as well as some of the largest peaks in the Western Alps.
FRESH AIR BREAK BETWEEN LAKE AND MOUNTAINS
Abandon yourself to the romanticism of the lakes at the heart of Savoy; let yourself be charmed by some prestigious villages; experience the disturbing encounter with the mythical Mont-Blanc. Enter the Chamonix valley and discover the best that the Alps have to offer. Chamonix, the legendary ski resort in winter, and at all times, a resplendent….