An old but new town
Lyon has been a powerful town since its foundation in 43BC. It was highly involved in the French Revolution, played a key role in silk trade during the renaissance, was home to the first funicular railway and served as a stronghold for the resistance during the WWII. The traboules are secret passages through houses that helped people escape the gestapo. Visit the resistance museum for more information.
Cuisine and Gastronomy
Referred to as the “gastronomic capital of the world”, Lyon is home to “the bouchon”, a traditional Lyonnais restaurant serving pistacchio sausages, duck paté or roast pork and “mâchons”, the meal of the silk worker. Make your way around the city trying out all of its delicacies. In your bed and breakfast Lyon you will also be served traditional breakfast and your hosts will advise you the best restaurants to go to.
Love of culture
Lyon was highly involved in the silk trade and since then has been known for its love of culture. The Institut Lumiere houses the Lumiere brother’s cinematographiques inventions. During the Festival of Lights on the 8th of December, local people place candles at their windows and the city organises a giant light show on the side of monuments such as the St-Jean cathedral. Lyon is covered in graffiti and street art called “Trompe-l’oeil” owing to its name “the capital of Trompe-l’oeil”.
Having personal contact with your hosts is a great way to get to know a city and a culture. Ask any questions you have to your hosts and they will be more than happy to advise you. The rooms have all been checked in order to assure quality, hygiene and great value for money. Book your bed and breakfast Lyon today!