Things to do in Lyon, France: Ultimate guide to Lyon

Despite being the third-largest city in France, Lyon doesn’t usually feature on the majority of France travel itineraries. It is often overlooked in favour of the idyllic towns in the Alsace region, such as Strasbourg and Colmar, or the expensive, glitzy resorts of Cannes and St. Tropéz along the Côte d’Azur.  In fact, when I was accepted to study at Jean Moulin Université III in Lyon, I didn’t know a single thing about the city that would be my new home other than its name. At first, I worried whether Lyon would suit me, whether I would enjoy living there and whether there would be enough things to do in Lyon to keep me happy for a whole year.   Now, I’m proud to say that Lyon is my favourite city in the world. There’s absolutely no question about it. (Of course, London is a very close second.) With a long, fascinating history, world-famous cuisine, spectacular architecture, spacious parks, great transport links and a Medieval old town that quite literally takes my breath away with its intricate, romantic beauty, I can’t imagine a more perfect city to host me for my year studying abroad.  Planning a trip to Lyon As … Continue reading Things to do in Lyon, France: Ultimate guide to Lyon