What Makes Lyon, France The Best City To Visit?

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Situated between the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, you’ll find a city named- Lyon, the 3rd largest city in France. While it may not come to mind first as a must-see city on your tour of France, Lyon is a city that undeniably is a captivating metropolis, especially for people who are short on their travels of France.

 

 

The Basiliique Notre-Dame de Fourviere

 

The beautiful white structure of Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere is fondly regarded by locals as the upside-down elephant, who resides on the top of Fourvière hill, aka the ‘praying hill’, in Lyon’s 5th district. Here the world of Catholics rubs shoulders with vestiges of Ancient Rome.

 

From its high position, the symbolic architecture shows its beauty over Lyon city. People love to visit this place so much so that, annually it attracts over 2 million visitors.

 

The church was designed by Pierre Bossan, Fourvière basilica draws inspiration from both Romanesque and Byzantine architecture, and It’s actually one church on top of another.

 

 Famous Regional Restaurants

 

A city that is famous for its Lyonnaise cuisine!

 

Not only is Lyon amazingly beautiful with its’ structure but is also the food capital of France. In fact, in the year 1935, a French food critic Curnonsky, the Prince of Gastronomy, named Lyon as the ‘world capital of gastronomy. If you ever find yourself in the city of Lyon, you must try the mouthwatering Lyonnaise food.

 

Lyon is the best place to discover French cuisine, you are just going to fall in love with it. There are more than 1,500 eateries, bistros, culinary boutiques, and more. Lyon’s food is so high-quality cuisine that it is also exported to other parts of France and abroad.

 

 

 

 

Luxuriant Parks

 

The Parc de la Tête d'Or can be found on the left bank of the Rhône River, It would be an understatement to say that this park is a pure haven of tranquility in Lyon city.

 

The park features a zoo, the biggest botanical garden, and a rose garden with gorgeous varieties. There is also a serene lake (L'Embarcadère) where families can rent boats and spend quality time admiring the scenery.

 

The Highlights of the park also include Le Grand Carrousel, an adorable merry-go-round created in 1895, the "Little Lake", pony rides, and a mini old-fashioned choo train called "La Dauphinoise" for children.

 

The Architectural Curiosities & Art Enthusiasts

 

Apart from the great churches, the city of Lyon is a great place that photography enthusiasts will love.

 

The following architectures are great attractions:

Palais de Commerce

Lyon Opera House

Bartholdi Fountain

Fresque des Lyonnais.

 

 

In the end, Lyon is an amazing must-see place: which is a big, modern, and historic city and full of vibrant attractions. The people are too lovely there adding to the city’s charm manifold.