The best of Lyon: readers’ travel tips

September 3, 2015

Classic French cuisine and a burgeoning beer scene, explore by bicylce or take a cruise on the Saône and Rhône, and discover the city’s hidden passageways – the traboules

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Get yourself lost down cobbled streets and across countless bridges in this extremely bike-friendly city. Take the tour along the quais (the banks of the river Saône and Rhône), particularly Quai St Vincent (underneath La Croix-Rousse looking up to Lyon’s miniature version of the Eiffel Tower). Cycle all the way along the bank until you get to the tunnel de La Croix-Rousse, a cyclist/pedestrian-only tunnel stretching from east to west built under the bohemian arts district known as Croix Rousse. A surreal ride accompanied by music and dancing animals projected onto the wall. When you reach the other side, cross the bridge towards the Parc de la Tête d’Or, a huge park with a lake, pedalos and even a zoo!
Rose Labdon

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