While Paris is the obvious first stop on a French holiday, there are other major cities that can be explored in a more zen-like manner.
Lyon is certainly one of them. France’s third largest city (after the capital and Marseille) is located east of central France in the Rhone-Alpes region. With a modest population of just under half a million, the city offers both a happening vibe and a relaxed and chilled-out feel. History lovers will be in their element here. The Old Town is one of the best preserved medieval centres in Europe.
The other delicious reason to visit Lyon is the cuisine. The city is renowned as Europe’s gastronomic capital, and also offers easy access to the renowned Rhône and Beaujolais wine regions. Read the article here.