Lyon in 4 days
Day 1 : Lyon, Gaul capital city
-Visit Fourvière basilica ans its religious art museum : contributions by Lyon families to the church as well as donation of important political or church people : jewellery, goldsmith’s art, plates, gemstones …
-Enjoy a meal in a peaceful old coventry from 1854.
-Visit Gallo-Roman museum that explain Lugdunum city origins and Roman theaters still used for outside concert at summer time.
-Then, go to Vieux Lyon area designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and let’s see Saint Jean cathedral and old medieval lanes.
-Take time to vist one of this area museum according to your desire. Choose between : Gadagne museum, Guignol museum or movie and miniature museum.
Day 2 : Lyon and the silk industry
-Guided tour of secret path in croix-rousse area, used to silk transportation and more recently during WWII as secret location to escape the Germans.
-Visit one the last lace-making machinery at work. Did you know that Mr Jacquard invented the first mechanized weaving loom ? It is known to be the first invention that lead us to program writing and computers.
-Visit a hand craft silk workshop where you can also buy a unique piece.
-Go on a cruise to see Lyon from one of its two rivers : Saône and Rhône.
Day3 : Lyon peninsula : from Terreaux to Confluence
-Admire Picasso, Monet or Gauguin paintings
-Discover what is a Lyon painted wall
-Take a walk across the ages by going to see architecture from 12th century (Saint Martin d’Ainay abbey), 17th century (Hôtel de Ville de Lyon) to 21th century(Musée des Confluences)
-To have a break, jump in an eletric taxi bike and savor macaroons while enjoying the city.
Day4 : Departure
-Before leaving, visit our all brand new museum : le musée des Confluences, opened in Dec. 2014.
Lyon in 4 days tour includes :
3 nights booked in your accommodation choice (see below)
Silk workshop visit
a cruise of 2hours
A guided visit of Lyon (in english)
Taxi-bike promenade with gourmet dessert