Just 36 hours in Lyon? It's enough time for an amazing experience! This romantic city is ideal for a short getaway. The Originals Hotels presents a Lyon city break that you'll love. Check here our Smooth Rate and stay at our hotels at the best price!
When you arrive for your weekend in Lyon, you'll probably want to head straight for Vieux Lyon. The old town is a delight at any time of day or night. Narrow streets and charming boutiques make it feel more like a small town than a large city. Pop into a boulangerie for some pastries and cakes or look for an old town restaurant serving local cuisine.
If you're feeling daring, try the andouillette. This tripe sausage is a Lyonnaise delicacy, but it's definitely an acquired taste! Safer local options include coq au vin, saucisson de Lyon and, of course, Lyonnaise potatoes on the side.
Visit the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Building work started in 1140, and inside, there are clocks that date back to 1383. This is one of the highlights of this fascinating city.
To get to the famous La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière you have two options. There are 800 steps set into the hill leading up to it, so if you're feeling energetic, go for it! If you've already overindulged on French cheese, then choose the easier option of the funicular that will take you up to the top of the hill.
In the evening, unwind with a stroll along the side of the river. If you're visiting in winter, head for to the ferris wheel in La Place Bellecour for great city views.
Before finishing your Lyon weekend break, go to Les Halles market. This market is world-famous and with good reason. Be sure to leave space in your suitcase to stock up on delicious local cheeses, charcuterie, pastries and so much more!
Where to stay in Lyon
Hôtel de la Loire, Lyon-Perrache, The Originals Access is our choice for budget travellers who want to be in the thick of the action. Warm and welcoming, it's just a few minutes from the old town.
If you'd rather be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Hôtel Éclipse, Lyon Est, The Originals City is just outside Lyon. Relax in quiet, peaceful surroundings at this friendly hotel.
For total privacy, stay at The Originals Residence, Hotel Westlodge, Lyon North. Here you can enjoy the comfort of your own studio apartment, complete with kitchenette.
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