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    Second only to Paris in terms of that classic French ambience and big city cultural heftiness, Lyon is often overlooked by visitors to France in favour of the capital, the alpine regions, the castles and the relentless and sumptuous vineyards. It’s true, France does have an incredible amount to offer, and for many a second historic, seductive, powerhouse city simply isn’t on the agenda. Given how enjoyable Lyon can be, though, most who do make the effort would agree that’s their loss.

    You could argue that Lyon is more the kind of city to spend a month in than a few days, but as most travelers don’t have that luxury, it’s best to get straight into the thick of the sights. Start with the extensive UNESCO protected areas, like Fourviere, where you’ll find Roman amphitheatres, a basilica and views down to the city that are worth the funicular ride to the top in their own right. Just below the hill you’ll find the more traditional areas of Lyon, where tiny alleyways dating back to the renaissance period - once the manic homes of an array of bumbling local silkworker - are now a crumbling yet attractive local district.

    Like Paris, of course, Lyon also has an utter fixation with all things high brow and artistic. Many of the restaurants here are exceptionally high end, and spending an evening staring from the window of a one at the towering, under-lit buildings of the city center is an essential if costly Lyon experience. Elsewhere you can indulge in sensual tones at the Opera House, explore museums focusing on topics as diverse as the North African Grand Mosquee de Lyon Museum or the Contemporary Art Museum, explore the 11th century Cathedral of St Jean and enjoy a diverse range of petit galleries and classy boutiques.

    If it wasn’t for the incomparable delights of Paris, Lyon would be a city of impressive international acclaim. As it is, France’s second city sits on the periphery of tourist knowledge, and grasps only a fraction of the attention it deserves; all the more reason to sneak it into your European itinerary.
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      Perrache is a quarter of the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, in the south of the Presqu'île.
    • Le Transbordeur
      2.95 Km from Lyon
      Le Transbordeur is a 1,800-seat concert hall located in Villeurbanne, France. It was inaugurated in 1989. Notable past performers include Blue Öyster Cult, Robert Plant, Megadeth, Motörhead, Porcupine Tree, Lenny Kravitz, Simple Minds (2010) and Boy George (2014).
    • Musée des Confluences
      3.71 Km from Lyon
      The Musée des Confluences is a science centre and anthropology museum which opened on 20 December 2014 in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, (Rhône), France. It is located at the southern tip of the Presqu'île at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, adjacent to Autoroute A7, and comprises part of a larger redevelopment project of the Confluence quarter of Lyon. The deconstructivist architectural design, said to resemble a floating crystal cloud of stainless steel and glass, was created by the...
    • Halle Tony Garnier
      3.89 Km from Lyon
      The Halle Tony Garnier is a concert hall in Lyon, France. It was designed by Tony Garnier in 1905. Originally a slaughterhouse, the building was renovated in 1987 and opened as a concert hall in 1988. With a capacity of nearly 17, 000, it is the third biggest venue in France after the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy and the Park&Suites Arena.
    • Aquarium du Grand Lyon
      4.59 Km from Lyon
      The Aquarium du Grand Lyon or Aquarium de Lyon is a public aquarium located in the La Mulatière district of the city of Lyon, France, near the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers in the Rhône department. Like the Aqualand parks elsewhere in Europe, it belongs to the Spanish group Aspro-Ocio. Created by Maurice Chichportiche and opened in October 2002, the aquarium has 47 tanks with a total of more than 1,000,000 litres (220,000 imp gal; 260,000 US gal) of water, showing visitors 5,000 fish ...
    • Grande mosquée de Lyon
      5.21 Km from Lyon
      The Grande mosquée de Lyon ("Great Mosque of Lyon"), France’s sixth largest mosque, was officially inaugurated on 30 September 1994. It is located at 146 Boulevard Pinel, 5 km east of Presqu'île in Lyon. The Mosque includes cultural facilities, a library and a school. It was designed by the Lyon architects Ballandras and Mirabeau and largely funded by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries. It combines traditional Maghreb architecture and calligraphy with a modern Western...

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 2.7 48.9 36.9 19.3
    Feb 4.4 47.4 39.9 18.7
    Mar 7.8 58.6 46 23.1
    Apr 11 64.6 51.8 25.4
    May 15.2 79.2 59.4 31.2
    Jun 18.5 83.4 65.3 32.8
    Jul 20.9 71.1 69.6 28
    Aug 20.3 83.7 68.5 33
    Sep 17.1 79.7 62.8 31.4
    Oct 12.1 87.7 53.8 34.5
    Nov 7 73.3 44.6 28.9
    Dec 3.7 58.2 38.7 22.9

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