Rhône-Alpes Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by ines2003
  • Local Customs
    by ines2003
  • Local Customs
    by henri123

Rhône-Alpes Local Customs

  • Food & Drink

    Lyon Local Customs

    Around Lyon you have many wineyards and also companies which sells guided tours to the wineyards. If you want to do one of these trips, which I did not have time and I was there during the wrong season. Go to the tourist office and get more information what kind of wine tours they can offer for you, and you see if you like them.

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  • Prices Cafe/Bar/Restaurant

    Yvoire Local Customs

    This board show you that you will pay different prices depending on your location : - at the bar (the cheapest), - in the restaurant (the most expensive) - on the terrace (the best place to be of course ;-)

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  • Guignol

    Lyon Local Customs

    There are three troupes presenting puppet shows daily in Lyon. One is located in a small theater in Old Lyon and the others are in other parts of the city. We attended an afternoon show at the Daniel Streble troupe. After the show we went backstage and were shown the workings and looked at an enormous number of puppets of ages from ancient to new....

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  • Money

    Lyon Local Customs

    Leaving a pourboire (tipping) is at your discretion. Service charges are included on all restaurant bills at a cost of between 10 and 15 percent. Extra tips are accepted of course if you have received above good service. s fair to add a little more if the meal and service has been exceptional. Taxi drivers expect tips of about 10 percent of the...

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  • Festival des Lumières

    Lyon Local Customs

    The Festival of Lights is probably the most popular as well as the most established event in Lyon occurs on December 8th. Lanterns adorn balconies and windows and streets a full of performers making the event quite a visionary display. Different events are organised in the different quarters. The Festival of Lights began around 150 years ago at the...

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  • Weather

    Lyon Local Customs

    Lyon is warm and sunny between the months of June and October. In June there is plenty of daylight to get things done and it is also fairly light on the summer crowds. September is usually consistently warm and temperatures can reach 25C. In winter with the changeable Mediterranean climate, temperatures can get very cold.

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  • No long trunks allowed!

    In the Rhône-Alpes region (and I was told all over France), if you want to have a bath in a swimming pool, you have to wear those lycra tiny bathing suit. Trunks are not allowed and paradoxically, trunks are the regular bathing suits in Spain!

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  • We got the fountain. Now, WHAT?

    I found these tricky fountains all over the region and who knows if they're somewhere else... To get the water out of the fountain, sometimes, you have to twist the golden piece on top (like in this occasion). Other, you have to move some other handles in circles... Hard to guess for a thirsty Spaniard like me!

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  • Rhone Lavender

    I have yet to be in France at the the right time to see the beautiful lavender fields just before the the harvest. There are acres of lavender farms in the Rhone valley flowing down in to Provence. There is a Lavender trail you can follow, about 6 circuits you can take on both regions. The website below is very informative.

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Rhône-Alpes Hotels

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    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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