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Take a break from the everyday and step into a chic metropolis steeped in French charm and culture. Visitors to Lyon, the third-largest city in France, will find themselves surrounded by classy urbanites, outstanding heritage, endless gastronomic pleasures, and a thriving nightlife. To sample fabulous French finesse for yourself, book your cheap flights to Lyon with Flybe today.

Discover Lyon

Discover Lyon

The city of Lyon, the capital of the Rhine-Alpes region, is full to bursting with stunning historical and architectural highlights. Thanks to its beauty and historic importance, the city has been given the status of UNESCO World Heritage site. Transport yourself into Lyon's colourful past, both ancient and opulent, by touring its wonderfully varied regions - whether it's the original Roman settlement on Fourvière, the Renaissance district Vieux Lyon, the Silk district, and the Presqu'ile, where you'll find architecture dating back to the 12th century. Must-see highlights include the city's two Roman amphitheatres, the splendid Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, and the grand Place Bellecour. For those in search of experiences off the beaten track, Lyon is a hive of hidden treasures including cutting-edge art galleries, eclectic independent bookshops and the Village des Créateurs - the beating heart of the city's fashion and design industries.

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Restaurants and nightlife in Lyon

Restaurants and nightlife in Lyon

Widely reputed to be the culinary capital of France, the choice of quality restaurants in Lyon is remarkable. Book your flights to Lyon so you don't miss out on experiencing one of its world-famous bouchons. These are warm, atmospheric restaurants which specialise in traditional hearty Lyonaisse cuisine. For a top-notch bouchon experience and some of the most abundant meat dishes Lyon has to offer, try Bouchon Le Jura on Rue Tupin. This family-run outfit has been serving up the city's finest dishes, including succulent andouillette sausages, since 1867. Fans of a nightcap will delight in the sheer variety of Lyon's after-hours entertainment options as the city is home to a legion of cocktail bars, music venues, wine bars and nightclubs.

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Shopping in Lyon

Shopping in Lyon

France doesn't have a reputation for well-heeled residents and elegant refinement for nothing. There are enough quality goods and fabulous retail options on offer in Lyon to keep even the most committed shopping addicts happy. For luxury fashion, visit the Village des Créateurs in Passage Thiaffait, where you'll find gorgeous designer collections and stunning one-off items. If you're holidaying on a more restricted budget, don't miss out on the Sunday morning flea market at Villeurbanne. One of the biggest of its kind in France, bargain-savvy shoppers will be in their element among the reasonably-priced furniture, garden accessories, books and art.

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Events and attractions in Lyon

Events and attractions in Lyon

A city in love with celebration, Lyon boasts some truly exceptional annual events. Every year this usually calm conurbation is transformed into a techno fan's paradise for six days with the arrival of the Nuits Sonores festival. The Lyon Festival of Lights, held every 8th December, is a spectacular display of gratitude to the Virgin Mary in which the city blazes with candles and light shows. There are plenty of fantastic attractions in Lyon to give you a taste of this diverse and striking city. Visit the African Museum of Lyon to witness a proud celebration of its strong West African links or take a leisurely stroll around the Parc de la Tête d'or, a picturesque urban green space complete with pretty boating lake.

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