What to bring on your trip to Lyon
Lyon has a rather moderate, continental climate. There's sunshine from April till September, but it can get really cold and rainy in winter! Changing foreign currencies is not so easy in Lyon, as the banks usually don't do it and there's only few places to change money (for example AOC near the opera, Rue de la Republique). You can get cash from cash-machines though.
Superb French restaurant
Great French restaurant in Vieux Lyon. Superbly decorated restaurant in ancient style over two levels but still small and cosy. The cuisine is French with a wide variety of meat and fish along with local specialities. Frequented by locals and hopefully it will remain as a "hidden treasure". Favorite dish in a French restaurant ? C'mon, everything on the meny is delicious!
visit the old chuches and...
visit the old chuches and s'pecially the catedrale St Jean, Ainai, Saint Nizier, Beaux arts museum place des terraux,the food market on quai Saint Antoine everyday in the AM but monday.
The mixure of a Roman city on one side of the river with all the boutiques,bars,restaurants, librairies and the more modern part on the presqu'isle, with the modern stores.
Due to its shape, the headquarter of Crédit Lyonnais is named Le crayon (the pencil).
Crédit Lyonnais is a major French bank (since 2003 integrated in the Crédit Agricole Group) established in 1863.
Origin of Gallo-Romaine civilization
On the west bank of river Saone, lies the district called Vieux Lyon. This is where city Lyon first established thousands years ago.
There are two theatres to the west of Vieux Lyon and near the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere.
The Prime theatre, which was the biggest theatre of its age, lies to the north of the smaller one. The most part of both theatres has gone.
Though outside of Vieux Lyon, the red-earth covered square is considered a symle of Lyon. With a statue of King XIV in the middle, the square locates in the commercial center of Lyon is surrounded by number of modern brands such as FNAC and Etam.