lyon

Hello, lyon

Lyon is often called the capital city of gastronomy. For a long time, this was equated with sauces and a petit-bourgeois small town complex. But then the TGV high speed train linked Lyon with Paris and Marseille, Olympique de Lyon started to win League Championship after League Championship, and a new Lyon was suddenly filled with daring architecture, crowded cafés, and avant-garde exhibitions.

City Information

Essential Information about the city

Passport/Visa

France can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of other EU/Schengen countries, as well as citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country.

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Airport

Saint-Exupéry Airport is located 25 km from the city. You can take the express tram, which is the fastest link between the center of Lyon and the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport. The journey takes less than 30 minutes. A taxi to and from the airport also takes approximately 30 minutes. Taking the TGV from Perrache or Part-Dieu, you can travel to or from Paris-Charles de Gaulle in just two hours.

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Best Time to Visit

Spring and early summer are favourite times to visit Lyon. The months of April, May and June bring the most pleasant weather, as well as the blooming of the foliage in the city's parks and rose gardens. Moreover, a visit during these months means beating the summer crowds.

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Public Transport

TCL has an extensive bus, tram and underground railway system in Lyon. Day passes or two-hour passes, which allow for travel on all vehicles, are frequently the most practical choice for visitors.

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Taxi

There are dozens of taxi companies in Lyon. Here are a few alternatives:Allo Taxi +33 4 78 28 23 23www.allotaxi.frTaxi-radio+33 4 72 10 86 86www.taxilyon.com

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Post

La Poste is generally open from 8am to 7pm. You can find one office at the following address:

Pharmacy

Pharmacie Blanchet

Telephone

Country code: +33Area code: 04

Electricity

220 Volt, 50 AC