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From working our way down the list to the top "must-do" activities in Lyon, France, I will take you on a little journey explaining the multi-faceted city of Lyon: from shopping at a fresh market in Croix-Rousse to checking out the fun and relaxing bank of the Rhone River. Studying for a year on an exchange in Lyon has allowed me to meet tons of people from all over the world, create a great network of close friendships, and visit places I had only dreamed of visiting. Read on for more!
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(Old Lyon)- On a breezy fall morning, with my host parents and my little four year old host sister, I first visited the artisan market that sits west of the Saône River. This art market hosts multiple local artists including jewelers, painters, sculptuers, ceramic artist, and many other creative minds for the citizens of Lyon. Across the river you can take a stroll along the river while taking a gander at the written oeuvres (works) of Alexander Dumas, Victor Hugo, and Voltaire. On the western edge of the Sceraône, Vieux (Old) Lyon rests peacefully below the hill of Fourvière. Vieux Lyon is considered the oldest neighborhood of Lyon and most of the streets are paved with cobblestones and lined with authentic "bouchon lyonnais" restaurants. I suggest to any new traveler exploring Lyon to buy a crêpe at one of the many crêpe stands along the street after passing through Place Saint-Jean. Then continue your day by relaxing and visiting this traditional french city. This is a great place for a light sunday promenade!
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I hope this list of top 5 gave some you a few ideas of what to do if you're ever in Lyon! And those of you reading who have already been to Lyon or live in Lyon, do you agree with my order of activities or is there any important you think I left out?
Let me know what you think in the comments section below!
P.S. Don't forget to check out our great French Language courses in Lyon!