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Preparing your trip to Lyon: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Lyon 1. The period from early May to late September is considered a high season. At this time, the weather is the most favorable; it’s good for walking, as rains are very rare. Tourists, who plan to visit Lyon during this period, have to take care about booking a room in advance.
2. In Lyon all possible forms of public transport are available. In addition to buses, trolley buses and subway, there are two funiculars connecting the historic district with Fourvière hill, which also houses several important sightseeing objects.
3. One type of ticket is used for all modes of public transport; the ticket price for a single trip is 1.5 euros. Travelers, who expect to use services of public transport actively, are recommended to buy travel cards. They can be designed for a day or a week; when buying a ticket for 10 trips you can reckon on a good discount.
4. 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.
5. 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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. 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.
7. 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.
It’s worth to start a story about the best restaurants of Lyon with Les Compagnons, as this French restaurant has gained immense popularity among travelers. Pleasant interior, an … Open
8. 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.
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What to visit being in Lyon - unique sights

Historic city of Lyon

From the series “The Most Interesting UNESCO Sites in France”
Gadagne Museum is located in a spectacular building of the 16th century. It presents to the visitors an interesting collection of historical exhibits. Major archaeological research was completed on the territory of the museum not so long ago. The exhibits discovered during this period are also kept in the walls of the old mansion today. Saint-Jean is considered the main street of the old town. Its length is about 500 meters. There are some of the oldest buildings in the historic district here. It is on this street that the spectacular Palais de Justice is located. The beautiful Saint-Jean Cathedral is the main decoration of the street. Its construction was started in the 12th century. It was repeatedly rebuilt until the 17th century. … Read further

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Red Carnation Opens Its First Hotel in Scotland

The “Explorers’ Club’, which will be available to residents only, offers authentic Scottish experiences. It features a wine wall with over 200 bottles of the finest wine and a collection of the most famous Scottish whiskies on another wall. A carefully curated menu contains exclusive treats, delicious cocktails with Scotland’s “liquid gold”, and everlasting classics. The hotel will have a 2:1 staff ratio to provide truly the best service. The Red Carnation hotel in Edinburgh will officially open its doors in April 2022. Read this

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Travelling to Lyon - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Lyon. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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