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Culture of Rhone-Alpes. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Yvoire The Rhone-Alpes region is known, first and foremost, to fans of skiing. It is an ideal place for fans of active holidays. It has got its name in honor of outstanding natural sites, majestic and beautiful river Rhone and scenic Alps. The region is rich in natural objects and cultural heritage. The main city of the province is Lyon; exploring its attractions would take more than one day.
The picturesque region is famous not only for its unique nature, but also for exceptional culinary traditions. One of the largest gastronomic centers of the country is Lyon; the city became … Open
The historic center of Lyon is a cultural object of world scale; monuments of the Roman Empire have survived on its territory. The most attractive places to walk are Presqu'ile, Croix-Rousse and Vieux Lyon. Beautiful historic buildings situated in them are simply amazing. In Vieux Lyon you can see priceless architectural monuments of the Renaissance. Today, many historic buildings house elite restaurants, shops and art galleries that will make a walk even more interesting.
Lots of interesting sights can be found in the old town of Perouges; numerous craft shops represent one of its main distinguishing features. The excursion program has to include a visit to one of the local shops, as it will give no less impression than any museum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The best time to explore the culture and traditions of the region are Christmas holidays. Each city of the province has its own unique traditions and interesting celebrations. In early … Open
Vienne is rich in historical monuments too; there are also the ruins of the buildings dating back to the Roman Empire. Among other notable objects, beautiful medieval churches that became a place of storage of priceless art exhibits and religious artifacts, are worth mentioning.
Isère @ Grenoble The world-famous Beaujolais Wine Road attracts not only fans of fine French wine, but also fans of excursion tourism. This popular tourist route covers very interesting towns and villages; within each of which there is certainly an interesting place to hike. The main symbol of Annecy is its beautiful castle constructed in the 12th century. This picturesque town is often called the ‘Venice of the Alps,’ as there are picturesque narrow streets and a huge number of channels. It’s an ideal place for walks.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Rhone-Alpes and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Rhone-Alpes and surroundings

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Public palaces near Rhone-Alpes
♥   Palace 'Château des ducs de Savoie' , 57.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Rhone-Alpes and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Grenoble' Grenoble, 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Rhone-Alpes
♥   Basilique Saint-Joseph, Grenoble, 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Grenoble, 22.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire, Valence, 51.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Antsirabé, 54 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-François-de-Sales, Chambéry, 57.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Saint-Maurice, Vienne, 59.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Belley, 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Rhone-Alpes and near

Le Palais Ideal

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
The fantastic building was literally constructed of command materials - stones, wire and cement mortar found on the street. Carrying the letters, the messenger has collected on the streets everything that could serve as a building material. The extent of the Ideal Palace is quite impressive. Its length is 26 meters, and the width - 14 meters. The height of the building varies from 8 to 10 meters, its facade is decorated with the incredibly interesting sculpture compositions of different styles. … Read further

L'Alpe d'Huez

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
It must be noted that Sarenne is not only one of the most dangerous, but also the longest ski slope in Europe. Part of the descent extends through the tunnel. The ski slope is available three times a week for the followers of the night kite. At dusk the beautiful lighting is switched on. For the most experienced sportsmen, L'Alpe d'Huez offers 16 'black' ski slopes. Two of them are certified by the International Ski Federation and regularly used for international competitions. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Rhone-Alpes map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Rhone-Alpes

Culture guide to Rhone-Alpes. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Rhone-Alpes: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Rhone-Alpes. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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