Lyon Local Customs

  • Taking A Bow
    Taking A Bow
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  • A Row of Puppets
    A Row of Puppets
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  • Close-up of Velvet Hand Looming
    Close-up of Velvet Hand Looming
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Most Viewed Local Customs in Lyon

  • 1. Guignol

    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...

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  • 2. Food & Drink

    300 g. sausage 2 big onions 2 cloves garlic salt thyme parsley breadcrumbs soaked in a bowl of milk 3 eggs 12 tomatoes Put a bit of oil in a pan. Cook sausage together with finely chopped onions....

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  • 3. Money

    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...

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  • 4. Festival des Lumières

    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...

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  • 5. Weather

    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...

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  • 6. Traboules

    These must be viewed. Take a camera with you. The colours of the old silk workers houses are fantastic, usually a soft geranium,a wet paster colour. Many, like the ones at Chartres, have outside...

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  • 9. Dogs in a bag

    In some of the small bars we spotted this small dog in a Frenchmans "Man Bag". Maybe he told the wife that he was going to take the dog for a walk and decided...

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  • 10. OK,OK, SHE IS NOT THAT...

    OK,OK, SHE IS NOT THAT BEAUTIFUL, BUT THIS IS MISS FRANCE 2002, SHE IS CALLED SYLVIE TELLIER AND SHE IS FROM LYON. LOTS OF PEOPLE IN FRANCE THINK THAT SHE DID...

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  • 11. If you want to travel to Lyon...

    If you want to travel to Lyon or actually anywhere in France, try not to go in August. That is when the French predominantly take their vacations. They close...

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  • 12. Opening Times

    Offices, public services and most shops are closed on Sundays and official holidays. Some small grocery are open on Sunday morning..

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