Lyon, the largest city in France sits in the geographical junction of the Saone and Rhone rivers. Its centre reflects 2,500 years of local history in the Roman Amphithève du Roi, medieval and renaissance architecture on Vieux (Old) Lyon, and the spectacular modern Confluence neighbourhood on the Saone peninsula. The city is also very famous for its rich culture. It has several museums including the Musee Thomas Henry, the Musuem de l’ Imagination, the Picasso Museum, and a vast collection of books, ceramics, metal works and furniture. Tourist attractions in Lyon include the Promenade Masson and Etoile de la Hauteves, where there are several tourist attractions and sightseeing opportunities.
L Lyon has plenty to offer to its visitors. Some of the major tourist activities in Lyon include the Parc des Fassins, which is a superb example of Gothic architecture. Here you can take a stroll along the promenade and discover some of the local activities and sights. L Lyon also offers several sporting activities such as cycling, horse riding, golfing, picnics, swimming, sailing and watersports.
Just down the road from L Lyon is the City of Avignon. It was chosen by the author John Keats as one of his favourite places to write his famous novel, The Night, in which he lived for several years in the beautiful town of Avignon. One of the major attractions of this historic town is the famous Latin church, the Basilica de la Caisse. Built in the twelfth century this church is thought to be the oldest building in all of France. On the corner of the church is an excellent pedestrianised plaza which provides a great view of the area as well as being a good place to stroll and enjoy the evening with friends or family.
If you like the charm of medieval times, then you will love the town of Lens. A short train ride away from Lyon is the pretty town of Lens, which lies at the base of the Rhine River. Here you can see a castle, market and modern buildings all located on the banks of the river Rhine. Many visitors come to this part of Lyon just to admire the town’s medieval past and to get a glimpse of some of its medieval paintings which cover most of the walls of the town.
For a true cultural experience, you should definitely include visiting Lyon in your list of places to visit in southern France. Lyon is the home of several of France’s most notable artistic figures. The most famous people to visit in Lyon are the three French National Artists who are painters of note – Mademoiselle de Scudery, Madame du Demure and Albert Gallien. All of these artists have created famous works of art that are now seen all over Europe. One of the best things about visiting Lyon is that even if you do not identify with one of the artists, you will still be able to learn about them and their works. All major art museums are in Lyon, and a trip to nearby Nantes will allow you to see some of the finest collections of paintings in the country.
One of the best ways to enjoy Lyon is by taking part in one or more of the many exciting activities that it has to offer. There are hundreds of different activities that you can choose from, and taking part in any of these activities is sure to be a good time. Many people visit Lyon for a variety of reasons. Some come to watch the races while others may want to try the various restaurants and other activities. Regardless of why you visit Lyon, there are certain activities you should take part in during your time there that will ensure your enjoyment.