Lyon & Beaujolais tour

9 days

Day 1 : Arrival & Glimpse of Lyon

 

Day 2 : Fourvière hill 

 

Visit Fourvière basilica ans its religious art museum.

Enjoy a meal in a peaceful old coventry from 1854

Visit Gallo-Roman museum that explain Lugdunum city origins. Roman Theaters are also noticeable in Fourvière hill.

After having learn so much about Lyon origins, enjoy its traditionnal gastronomy in our favorite bouchon lyonnais in Vieux Lyon neighbourhood.

 

Vieux Lyon et Fourvière CFO

Day 3 : Arts in Lyon : Silk industry  & crafts

 

AM 2 choices :

-visiting the beautiful “Musée des Beaux Arts” (paintings, sculptures)

-learning with a craftman or  cooker (cooking class, cosmetic or soap making)

 PM

Explanation of the silk industry in Lyon : demonstration of traditionnal machinery still working at La Croix Rousse, demonstration of Lyon  handcrafted work and visit of stores.

Sightseeing of Lyonnais painted walls such as le mur des Canuts.



LYON SOIE SILK

Day 4 : Vieux-Lyon and peninsula areas

 

Place designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Let’s see Saint Jean cathedral and old medieval lanes.

You will be initiate to secret short cuts across streets and their stories during past centuries.

Take time to vist one of this area museum according to your desire. Choose between : Gadagne museum, Guignol museum or movie and miniature museum.

In the afternoon, move to the peninsula and go inside Saint Martin D’Ainay basilica with our explanation of how this place was important back to the ninth century and which powerfull king stayed here. 

 The so-called “Musée des tissus et des Arts Décoratifs” is also worth seing (collection of  fabrics and old dresses)

 

To end this day, enjoy a dinner cruse.

Day 5 : Beaujolais excursion 

 

Leave from Bellecour square with our guide and enjoy a full day in Beaujolais countryside : 

– Wine cellar visit with tasting

– Vineyard visit with explanation of wine-grower work.

– Sightseeing of a village labels as one of the most beautiful village of France :  Oingt.

 

Day 6 : Local feast and French market 

 

Let’s see and enjoy a traditional local feast around Lyon. While tasting local products and seeing local arts and crafts, you will enjoy a cheerful day with French people.

 

To end this day,  relax in a spa.

spa

Day 7 : La Part-Dieu & La Tête d’Or areas

 

Let’s see, taste and enjoy those activities or places :

– Lyon Paul Bocuse covered garden

– Tête d’Or parc with a botanic garden, a zoo and a rose garden

– Brotteaux ancient train station  trasnformed  in a gastronomic restaurant by Paul Bocuse team

– Hand crafted workshop of stained glass

– Contemporary Art Museum in Cité internationale

Day 8 : La Confluence  

 

Get in a cycle-taxi to ride from Bellecour to Confluence along the river.

Visit Confluence museum and go shopping to the brand new department store named Confluence.

 

Enjoy your last night in Lyon before leaving.

 

Day 9 : Last shopping time & Departure

Lyon- Beaujolais 9 days tour includes :

 

  • 8 nights booked in your accommodation choice (see below) 
  • Museum Pass
  • Silk workshop visit
  • Wine cellars visit and tasting
  • 1 meal cruise
  • 1 manual activity : cooking class / soap-making / cosmetic making
  • 1 local feast

Options :

Spa, & restaurants booking

Transportation from  Lyon train station or airport to your accommodation at arrival and departure

From 1210 €/ pers.

based on a double room accomodation

Other options :

  • Lyon guided tour in japanese
  • Car rental
  • Longer stay available 

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