Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 시티랜드카지노べ❤【 UUX74。ZE。AM 】❤べ시티랜드카지노
  2. 2 London Hotels
  3. 3 Europe itinerary questions
  4. 4 Urgent- Pleaseee HELP - Spain, Italy or France for Xmass and New years
  5. 5 Trip Report Back from Paris
  6. 6 Are St. Chapelle concerts just for tourists?
  7. 7 Norway, Sweden, Denmark
  8. 8 Which airport for Bellagio?
  9. 9 1 month in Europe
  10. 10 Paris hotels
  11. 11 Gulet - Croatia vs Turkey vs Greece
  12. 12 Trip Report In Search of Montalbano - the ups and downs of 10 days in Eastern Sicily
  13. 13 10 days in Paris and......
  14. 14 5 days near Munich, Germany in late-May
  15. 15 Last minute (next week) London GTG?
  16. 16 Paris and London Christmas / NY EVE
  17. 17 Mont St. Michel in winter
  18. 18 Scotland-Looking for itinerary advice for 9 day trip
  19. 19 Is winter nice season to visit Hallstatt, Austria ?
  20. 20 Trip Report From Portugal to the Pyrenees and onto Paris
  21. 21 London-Help Me Spend Money
  22. 22 Omonia metro to Piraeus
  23. 23 LIsbon
  24. 24 After Beaune, need suggestions for the next 10 days
  25. 25 Iceland in 7 days.
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report 10 Exquisite Days in France - Lyon , Burgundy and Annecy

Jump to last reply

I asked for and received much help from several experts on France here on Fodors. I though it would be nice to write a trip report in order to share my experiences and perhaps "give back" the wonderful help I recieved.

My husband had a medical conference to attend in Lyon at the beginning of September. We had reservations on Swiss in economy class. Upon arrival at GRU ( we live in Brazil) , we inquired about a possible upgrade. We were fortunate enough to get upgrades to business class for a reasonable fee , making us very happy campers!

We have a credit card which allows us lounge access at many airports , so we waited in the Admiral´s Lounge at GRU , which is fairly nice. It wasn´t crowded and we relaxed a bit before our long flight to Zurich.

Swiss has a lovely business class , with flat bed seats , very nice AVODs , great chocolate and wine. I love the litttle tins with personal items ...my boys are using them as pencil cases. Very charming.

We had a short connection in Zurich and we were off to Lyon. The flight was short , but not a huge Fokker fan . The interior of the planes is very nice , but I find the planes very noisy and choppy.

We arrived in Lyon and we were of to our hotel , the Sofitel Bellecour. Very nicely located with a gorgeous river view . We were on the 5th floor , decor a bit tired , but loved the Hermes toiletries and free mini-bar!

We had the afternoon free , so we decided to head to the old town (vieux) . We wandered around , peeked into some of the charming traboules (secret passageways) , then walked back towards our hotel We decided to stop in the Presquile , the area between the two rivers. There are streeets lined with outdoor cafés , lending to a vibrant atmosphere. We had a balmy evening and we sat down for some wine and Lyonnais salad , very nice.

Will continue repoer later!

31 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement