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  • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

    Lyon Favorites

    La basilique de Notre-Dame de Fourvière domine la ville de Lyon depuis le sommet de la colline de Fourvière, sur l'emplacement de l'ancien Forum de Trajan (Forum vetus, d'où le nom de Fourvière), où Saint Pothin subit le martyre. Son architecture de style néo-byzantin est l'œuvre de Pierre Bossan. The basilica of Notre-Dame of Fourvière dominates...

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  • General Town Information

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Favorites

    Learn some basic French phrases before you go to France - it's only polite to know how to say 'hello', 'please' and 'thank you'! Please ask if someone speaks English before starting to rattle off at them in a foreign language (ie, English!!). Chamonix is in France, and oddly enough most French prefer to speak their own language rather than a...

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  • Tour Pass

    Yvoire Favorites

    An useful pass if you want to visit and enjoy Yvoire at the max. This pass is available at the tourist centre for the price of EUR 20 for adult or EUR 15 for children and offer: - Guided visits around the medieval village (EUR 4) - Entrance to The Garden of the Fives Senses (EUR 10) - A 30 minutes cruise on the solar boat Aquarel (EUR 6) -...

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  • Croix Rousse

    Lyon Favorites

    La Croix-Rousse, "colline qui travaille", pendant ouvrier et laborieux de Fourvière, la "colline qui prie", a été bâtie au début du XIXè siècle sur des terrains qui appartenaient aux communautés religieuses. Les pentes s’opposent traditionnellement au plateau. Les pentes de la Croix-Rousse font partie du territoire classé au patrimoine Mondial par...

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  • Aiguille du Midi

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Favorites

    Only for hikers in good shape: As I wrote in my "things to do", the areal tramway to l'Aiguille du Midi isn't cheap (40 euros/person in 2009). The ultimate place to hike to, is "Le Plan de l'Aiguille" (2233m). As Chamonix is 1036m, you can decide for yourself if you are ready for this adventure. Our sons made it in a bit more than 3 hours, but...

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  • Presqu'ile

    Lyon Favorites

    Très tôt, une pompe occupa la place, puis une fontaine où l'on devait installer la statue du préfet Vaïsse. La fontaine actuelle fût décidée en 1877. Sa réalisation fût confiée à l'architecte Gaspard André et au sculpteur Charles Delaplanche. Sous le titre "Lyon à ceux qui l'ont illustré" ils élevèrent un imposant monument dans le goût de l'époque....

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  • Mont Blanc Massif / Aiguilles Rouges...

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Favorites

    No matter where you stand, as soon as someone points out Mont Blanc (if you cant see it yourself) you will be awed! At first it does not seem that high but as soon as you realise how high you are above sea level, you will be shocked! A MUST SEE!

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  • Cathédrale St-Jean

    Lyon Favorites

    Originellement du XIVe siècle, elle fut remaniée plusieurs fois. Elle indique : la date, les positions de la lune, du soleil et de la Terre, ainsi que celle des étoiles au-dessus de Lyon. Bien entendu, compte tenu des connaissances de l'époque, c'est le soleil qui tourne autour de la Terre. La date donnée sera exacte jusqu'en 2019. Au-dessus de...

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  • Mer De Glace & Montenvers

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Favorites

    Montenvers - this is the station where you catch the train for the 'Mer de Glace' trip. Stunning view from the start. Train du Montenvers 35, place de la Mer de Glace F-74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc Tél. : 00 33 (0)4 50 53 12 54 http://www.mer-de-glace.com

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  • Fourvière Hill

    Lyon Favorites

    Fourviere hill: Basilica Fourviere (accessible by funicular to Fourviere or by foot from Vieux-Lyon) Fourviere hill: Rose garden (accessible by funicular to Fourviere; by foot from the Roman theatre and Vieux-Lyon) Croix-Rousse: (accessible by metro ligne C (yellow) to Croix Rousse, walk back down to the city and you'll pass some perfect scenic...

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  • Skiing and Boarding Tips and Ski Lessons

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Favorites

    Go and get professional lessons for a few mornings in a row if you are a beginner and even if you are an intermediate - that is my advice! It will correct a 'rusty' technique and get you started on the right foot to better enjoy your holiday. Spend the afternoon working on what the instructor told you in the morning. If you are a beginner, start...

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  • History and facts

    Lyon Favorites

    During the Great French revolution Lyons became "the released commune". The history of working-class movement included the well-known revolts of the Lyons weavers 1831 and 1834, and during the second world war the city was one of the large centers of Resistance movement. Today Lyons - the modern industrial city actively participating in the...

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  • Nature Reserves and Nature Education

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Favorites

    The Alps have an exceptional geology, flora and fauna, which can be appreciated in the region of the Mont Blanc. In order to protect this natural environment the Reserve Naturelle del Aiguilles Rouges, covering over 300 hectares, was created in 1974. More natural reserves have been added, so this first one is now surrounded by the natural reserves...

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  • Place Bellecour

    Lyon Favorites

    There is so much to see, and with so little time or resources, your best bet is purchasing these cards. On purchase the card covers transportation, free passes into museums, tour guide, boat cruise, bus tours, the puppet show and discounts in various restaurants and places for duration of the card. It is an awesome deal, and it is the first thing...

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  • Vieux Lyon - general

    Lyon Favorites

    Sur la place St.-Jean, devant la cathédrale du même nom, ne manquez pas d'aller voir l'Herboristerie. C'est l'une des rares rescapées de France, où elles ont toutes pratiquement disparues. En effet, de diplôme n'est plus préparé depuis de nombreuses années et la profession est en voie de disparition au fur et à mesure des décès des herboristes...

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  • Musée Civilisation Gallo-Romaine...

    Lyon Favorites

    Theatres Romains. There are two amphitheaters. The larger one, Grand Theatre, is the oldest in France. It was built in 15 BC to seat 10k people and still used for open air performances. The smaller one, Odeon, has geometric tiled flooring (see travelogue for details).

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  • Parc de la Téte d'Or

    Lyon Favorites

    Le parc zoologique a été créé en même temps que le parc. C'est le deuxième en France après la ménagerie du jardin des plantes, et le cinquième en Europe. Au début, on ne parlait que d'une ferme à vocation pédagogique, avec quelques animaux sauvages locaux, mais peu à peu, les aménagements se multiplient pour accueillir de nouveaux pensionnaires et...

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  • Food and eating

    Lyon Favorites

    Breakfast was pretty much the same each day- bread and jam or zwiebacks called biscottes together with coffee and/or juice. However, with all the good things I had for lunch and supper each day, you won't wonder why my restaurant tips here are so sparse. I'm surpised I didn't have to buy a second seat on the flight back. Day 1 - Lunch: a carrot...

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  • Orientation and Transportation

    Lyon Favorites

    My main 'tools' of orientation (besides a map and a guidebook, that is) were the two big rivers that converge in the city of Lyon. The smaller one is called the Saone River. The bigger one is the Rohne. It was actually the course of the Rohne that I followed taking the train from Geneva to Lyon. To the west of the Saone river -- on the left --...

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  • Rhône & Saône Rivers

    Lyon Favorites

    In order to discover Lyon you do not have to make other that to walk between the 2 rivers that cross it and crossing the center climbimg on the hill that surpasses it. If you spend a night in this city you'll can't forget the magical atmosphere.

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  • Local Information

    Lyon Favorites

    Try to get your hands on a free issue of Le Petit Bulletin, it's a small, weekly newspaper packed with everything that's going on in Lyon, theatre, movies, exhabitions, clubs, bars,..... I found one in a bar.

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  • National Opera House

    Lyon Favorites

    New Page 1 Visit the National opera House The structure of this building is cute!! During the resoration by Jean Nouvel, 5 ujnderground levels were digged and th

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  • More walks in Rhône Alpes

    well dig some old photos to share, this is an area we have been going from early on in our travels thru France, and not back for a while. My sons are now going more often to ski but not every year.It is a fascinating region of mountains valleys and historical monument with some of the most beautiful towns of France.Place de la Halle (or Place du...

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  • Walks in Rhône Alpes

    I do a lot of running and sometimes just stop by take a photo and leave, these remain in my vaults or external hard drive or cd rom and forgotten. I am in process of bringing them back alive.This is the first of passing by Valence in city center a famous kiosk or kiosque des amoureaux ,located at the esplanade du champ de Mars, directly to the east...

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  • Lyon

    Lyons is the city with rich history, there is a plenty of different sights. The Saint Martin d’Ainay-abbey deserves the special attention. It was established in the X-th century. The Saint Jean Cathedral construction occupied three centuries, the church Saint-Nizier was built in the XV century on a place of more ancient church constructions. The...

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  • Hotel Cour Des Loges

    I must admit to sleeping around in my favorite cities! :-) Blame it on wanting to experience...

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  • Le Grand Hotel Grenoble Centre

    Living in Grenoble, I do not have any opportunity to try any hotels or hostels. The Grand Hotel is...

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  • Hotel L'Oustalet

    Good comfortable rooms. Breakfast quite good, but is not included in room rate. Has a tea room...

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  • Hotel Splendid

    The Hotel Splendid is a 3 star hotel in a perfect location on the edge of the old town overlooking a...

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  • Hotel Le Grand Tetras

    Flemish host, friendly staff, nice rooms and good (Belgian style) kitchen. No smoking, thus I had to...

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  • Hotel Annapurna

    definetly recommend. ideal for everyone- great restaurant, comfy rooms (tough a bit small for that...

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  • Chalet d'Antoine

    187 Route Edmond de Rothschild, Megève, 74120, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Ermitage

    Rive sud du Lac de Geneve, Royal Parc Evian, Ã?via

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Le Pre de la Cure

    Place de la Mairie, Yvoire, Yvoire, 74140, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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