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Lyon Vacations

Lyon is one of France's largest cities, and it's rich with culture and history. Its east-central location makes it the perfect base from which to strike out and explore the country. But the city itself is full of great attractions plus so many amazing restaurants that you may not want to leave! Check out Lyon vacation packages and start living "la belle vie," the beautiful life.

Major Attractions

Vieux Lyon, the Old Town, is where you'll find many of the city's most historic buildings and the typically Lyonnaise "traboules," which are courtyard corridors linking two streets. One of the highlights of the Old Town is the beautiful Gothic-style St. Jean Cathedral. From here, you can take a funicular ride up to Fourvière, the original Roman settlement, and the religious district of Lyon. There are several churches in the area—the white marble Fourvière Basilica is the most splendid. Lyon is also a city of gastronomic delights, and the Presqu'île area has some of the best bistros in town. Many of the top hotels in Lyon also have superb restaurants. If you're getting out of the city, look into Lyon rental cars and hit the road. The Alps, the Swiss border, the lake town of Annecy, and the medieval village of Perouges are all within day-tripping distance.

Recurring Festivals and Events

Lyon vacations are wonderful at any time of year and especially during one of the city's major events. During the Festival of Lights on four days in early December, everyone places candles in their windows, bathing the entire city in light. Nuits de Fourvière is a summer festival that takes place in the Roman theater on the hill and features music concerts, shows, and theater performances.

When you're ready to experience "joie de vivre," delight in being alive, Travelocity has lots of great value Lyon packages. Search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide to find deals that will make you say, "Oui!"

Tours and Activities in Lyon

Nothing's wrong with a garden-variety getaway lounging beside the pool, but traveling's about trying new things. So why not try out some thrilling new adventures? (That way, you'll have tons more to brag about when you get home!)

Don't dream of an amazing vacation — have one. An Electric Bike Tour of Lyon should be a part of your Lyon travel schedule.

Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Lyon?
Prepare to be pleasantly surprised — you can find yourself in Lyon for just $1,319. Let Travelocity save you time and stress with our fantastic vacation packages. With hotels, flights and experiences all ready to go at our one-stop shop, what’s stopping you?
How long should my Lyon vacation be?
Around 3 nights is the average amount of time visitors vacation in Lyon. But the perfect trip length all comes down to how many magical memories you want to create. Why not stay a couple of extra days and discover some of the lesser-known sights?
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Lyon?
It’s simple — browse Travelocity. With 400 airlines and 665,000 properties worldwide, it’s a piece of cake to find a Lyon package deal that suits your needs.
Why should I purchase my Lyon vacation bundle with Travelocity?
Whether you’re planning a month-long vacation or a last-minute trip, we have loads of attractive destinations to choose from at a good price. In addition, we provide 24/7 support, quality service and a Price Match Guarantee. Save yourself time and money and secure your dream vacation today.
Can I save money on my Lyon car rental if I book it with my hotel or flight?
With a Lyon vacation package, you can bundle your car, flight and hotel bookings and save loads. If you want to see the best of this fabulous destination, why not make tracks to Mont Blanc? This renowned sight is 99 mi from Lyon. With your own set of wheels, you’ll be there in a flash.
What is the best time of year to go to Lyon?
If you’d like to avoid pricey flights, huge crowds and booked-out hotels, organize your escape outside of . The quietest time to travel to Lyon is . You’ll find hotel rates are the highest in and the lowest in .
Which airport is best for Lyon?
It’s likely you’ll be arriving at Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery), which is 12 mi east of downtown Lyon. Grenoble (GNB-Grenoble - Isere) (37 mi away from central Lyon) and Saint-Etienne (EBU-Saint-Etienne - Loire Intl.) (31 mi away from central Lyon) are your other options.
What is there to do in Lyon?
While taking the path less traveled can be rewarding, you shouldn’t miss the popular attractions that make a place famous. Eurexpo Lyon and Bellecour Square are a couple of them in Lyon.
Where should I stay when visiting Lyon?
You have lots of options, with Lyon City Centre and 2nd Arrondissement being the more well-known areas among travelers. If the former is better suited to your plans in Lyon, check out the rates and amenities at the Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery By Sofitel (4.0 stars) and the Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences (4.0 stars). If you prefer the other neighborhood, check in to the Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery By Sofitel (4.0 stars) or the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour (5.0 stars).

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from 2019-04-01 - 2020-03-31 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.