Lyon accommodation – Visit the city renowned for its culture
Lyon holiday apartments are ideally situated for you to explore both the famous city of Lyon and its beautiful surroundings. One of France's main centres of culture, Lyon offers sites of historical interest ranging all the way from an amphitheatre built by the Romans thousands of years ago to the imposing City Hall, dating back to the 17th century. Lyon doesn't live only in the past however, and modern architecture also has its place in the city. In particular, the Tour Incity, which is to be finished in 2015, is made entirely of glass and as such, offers an interesting contrast to other more traditional buildings. The city's museums follow the same pattern, covering Renaissance painters as well as contemporary artists.
Lyon accommodation also allows you to witness the regular festivals which bring the city alive. Of those, the Festival des Lumières, marked by thousands of candles placed on windowsills throughout Lyon, is particularly noteworthy.
Lyon holiday apartments are ideally located to let you discover Lyon's renowned gastronomy and culture. Restaurants in Lyon specialise in the local cuisine, with charcuterie and game being particular highlights. Wines from the surrounding Beaujolais and Cotes-du-Rhone regions perfectly complement these dishes; of course, they can also be appreciated on their own as an aperitif or at one of the many wine tastings offered by small wine retailers throughout the city.
Finally, Lyon accommodation is the perfect base in Rhonetal from which to adventure out into the surrounding region, characterised by acres of vineyards and the stunning rolling hills of the Rhone Valley. There's also the opportunity to visit such French cities as Grenoble, the nearby Allier department in Auvergne and it's also close to the Swiss border where you can visit Geneva for a truly great holiday. For something a little different, Lyon is twinned with the beautiful city of culture, Pecs, in southern Hungary.