France - Lyon & The Rhone Valley (PDF Chapter)

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At the crossroads of central Europe and the Atlantic, the Rhineland and the Mediterranean, grand old Lyon is France’s third-largest metropolis and its gastronomic capital. Beaujolais produces illustrious wines, while the Rhône forges past the centuries-old Côtes du Rhône vineyards.

  • delve into Lyon’s hidden labyrinth of traboules (secret passageways) and sample Lyonnais specialities in a bouchon (bistro)
  • maps
  • tour the vine-ribboned hills of the peaceful Beaujolais winegrowing region
  • transport
  • see dramatic Gallo-Roman ruins, including a perfectly preserved Corinthian-columned temple, in Vienne
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Best Places to Sleep, Lyon, North of Lyon, Beaujolais, La Dombes, South of Lyon, Vienne, Valence, Gorges de l’Ardèche, When to Go.

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