Late in the evening the only available mode of transport is taxi. It has to be called by phone or taken on special parking. The most competitive rates are offered by Taxis Lyonnais and Allo Taxi.
It is convenient to travel around the city by bicycle; more than 200 vélo'v rental stations are working in Lyon. Those rental centers differ with competitive rates and convenient system of discounts. It should be noted that a rented bike can be subsequently left at any vélo'v center, regardless of where it was rented.
Shoppers should be aware that it is profitable to pay for purchases with national currency. Foreign currency in major shopping complexes can be taken at very disadvantageous exchange rate; in small shops you probably won’t succeed in paying with foreign currency.
It’s better to change currency in one of the local banks, however, it is necessary to pay attention to the commission charged. In private exchange offices rates aren’t the most profitable, and sometimes the commission can be up to 15% of the convertible amount.
In restaurants and cafes be sure to leave a tip; usually 10 - 15% of the order would be sufficient. Budget travelers should keep in mind that the closer to the center of the restaurant is located, the higher the price would be. In remote areas of Lyon you could find a huge number of attractive budget restaurants and cafes.