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Freeport Outlet Shopping from Lisbon
"If you are passing by Lisbon and have already seen it all or if you are too tired for walking tours or just with no mood for it or simply because you are a shopping maniac why not take a chance at Freeport Outlet? This is an huge open air infrastruture where you can find stores for all tastes and needs. From a Congress Centre and offices to all sorts of handy services Freeport counts with a large area of free parking and lots of restaurants coffee shops and kiosks so that you don't have to worry about a thing.As for the shops you will find kid's
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Lisbon City Sightseeing Tour
"Meet your guide in central Lisbon or enjoy pickup from your Lisbon hotel and relax on a comfortable air-conditioned coach as you head to the Alfama district. With your guide wander around the streets of this neighborhood the oldest in Lisbon and the birthplace of Fado Portugal's own musical genre. Stop at a local store to sample Portugal’s famous Port wine.Get back on the coach and continue along the waterfront towards Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio) in the heart of Lisbon. Take in views of the Tagus River one of Lisbon’s oldest churches. When you arrive in Belém see the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries
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"Sintra
"Meet your local guide in central Lisbon or enjoy pickup from your hotel and take in views of the Tagus River from your comfortable coach as you head to the coast of Portugal. When you arrive in Estoril enjoy a short walking tour around this coastal town with your guide. Continue your journey along the Estoril Coast to Cascais Bay and admire the beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Arrive next at Hell's Mouth cliff (Boca do Inferno) a dramatic cliff where the sea water breaks vigorously and then stop briefly at the nearby Guincho Beach.Cabo da Roca Europe's westernmost point on the Portuguese coast
From EUR58.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Rhône-Alpes

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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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Prices Cafe/Bar/Restaurant

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...
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newspaper

local news, The press was heavily censored during the Second World War; the Paris newspapers were under tight German supervision by collaborators; others were closed.[16] In 1944, the Free French...
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Street Art

Lyon isn't only famous for its classic sights, but also for the huge amount of street art you can find there. Not everybody likes this kind of art, e.g. graffiti or installations that are sometimes...
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Festival des Lumières

This is a marvellous time to visit Lyon, although not one that is quiet or peaceful. For the last 150 years, the city of Lyon has held its Fête des Lumières. All around the city, displays of light...
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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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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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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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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,...
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gOdOtPm
Dec 26, 2006

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...
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gOdOtPm
Nov 22, 2006

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....
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May 01, 2005

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Top Hotels in Rhône-Alpes

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73-75 rue President Edouard Herriot, (formerly Libertel Beaux Arts), Lyon, Rhne-Alpes, 69002, France
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5 Rue de la Republique, (formerly Minotel), Grenoble, Isere, 38000, France
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62 allee Majestic, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, 74404, France
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4, quai Eustache Chappuis, Annecy, Haute-Savoie, 74000, France
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B.P. 45, Morzine, Morzine-Avoriaz, 74110, France
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10 avenue de Bad Kreuznach, Bourg-en-Bresse, Rhone-Alpes, 01000, France
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Top Things to Do in Rhône-Alpes

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Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière

I rarely give a tip a nondescript title, but in the case of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière the word "Wow!" is enough to describe it. While it looks pompous, but still rather harmless from the...
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Aiguille Du Midi

What? At ca. 3,800, Aiguille du Midi gets you as close to Mont Blanc as you can get without mountain climbing skills or inclinations. At ca. EUR 50 per person, the cable car is pricey, but very much...
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The Lake

For those with more energy than is necessary when you take a cruise, there are a number of water sports available. Or maybe you would prefer to sunbake on a deck chair on the pontoon. Water skiiing,...
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La Bastille

Most cities have their focal point, whether it be a main square or famous landmark and Grenoble is no exception. The Bastille is, or was, a military fortress overlooking the city, but it won’t be for...
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Walk the Streets

The last invasion of Yvoire is surely by the greenery. When stolling in the streets, you could enjoy many flowers and the famous Garden of the Fives Senses (entrance fee). Since many years Yvoire...
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Chateau

Just to see the castle from the outside, for passage to the Voulte the afternoon, we are mounted to walk up to the castle for the view. The building is closed and not to visit apparently that within...
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freya_heaven

"Yet Another Beautiful Area Of France!"
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"Rhone-Alpes region"
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Kuznetsov_Sergey

"Moscow - Rhone-Alpes"
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deeper_blue

"Tranquille part of France"
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"Rhone-Alpes... a simple name for such a rich area!"
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