It is the third city, when it comes to area in France (just behind Paris and Marseille). The old town is full of monuments reaching the gothic period. In particular, the merchant houses that are preserved in good condition up to this day. The city landscape is a diversification of renaissance buildings decorated with rich stucco. They are located along the streets that create confusing system of secret passageways, stairs and twisting corridors leading to inner courts. Spare one afternoon to engage in those confusing streets with pleasure. Nowadays Lyon has also a lot to offer, modern buildings of the financial district near Part-Dieu are being erected there. The revitalized industrial district Confluence that apart from the old part of the city became the tourist and designers visit destination.
To Lyon by train
The main railway station of Lyon is the Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train station. It is the final station of the TGV high-speed railway Sud-Est connecting Lyon and Paris, at the same time. The Gare de Lyon train station connects directly other big cities of France and Europe like Brussels, Strasburg, Geneva, Lille, Nice or Marseille.
How to book train ticket online
The train tickets online for polish and european railway connections as well as timetables may be acquired on PolishTrains.eu
- St. John the Baptist Cathedral
- Traboules narrow passageways
- Croix-Rousse district
- Fourviere Hill
- St-Irénée church