Lyon and the Alps Travel Guide
Plan Your Lyon and the Alps Vacation
Lyon and the Alps are as alike as chocolate and broccoli. Lyon is fast, congested, and saturated with culture (and smog). In the bustling city—often called the gateway to the Alps—it's hard to believe that those pristine peaks are only an hour's train ride away. Likewise, when you're in a small Alpine village you could almost forget France has any large cities at all, because everything you imagined about the Alps—soaring snowcaps, jagged ridges, crystalline lakes—is true. Culturally, Lyon and the Alps could well be on different continents but geographically they make for a great vacation combo.
Hotels, inns, bed-and-breakfasts, gîtes d'étapes (hikers' way stations), and chambres d'hôte (bed-and-breakfasts) run the... read more
The food you'll find in the Rhône-Alps region is some of France's best, as it's considered the birthplace of the country's... read more
Things To Do in Lyon and the Alps
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