Lyon and the Alps Travel Guide
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Fodor's France 2014
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 gamut from grande luxe to spartanly...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 traditional cuisine, while also...read more
Things To Do in Lyon and the Alps
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Vieux Lyon: Lyon's Old Town traboules, or passageways, and 16th-century courtyards reveal a hidden trove of Renaissance architecture.... Read more
France's second city is thrown into perpetual motion for nearly three weeks every other September (on even-number years). Brainchild of Lyon... Read more
Paris to Provence...You may think you've seen it all in France, but you'd be sorely mistaken. From charming... Read more
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