Why You Should Visit Lyon
The city of Lyon is one of France’s most well-preserved heritage cities with an endless range of ancient landmarks, beautiful works of architecture and a range of top-quality museums to keep culture-lovers occupied for weeks. Many of the city’s finest landmarks are found in Old Lyon, the historic center of the city home to stunning sights such as St Jean Cathedral. If you prefer more modern attractions then head to Presquile, the district known for its excellent shopping and dining – here you will also find many of Lyon’s liveliest bars and clubs to enjoy during the evenings. There are many museums in Lyon worth visiting whether it’s art or history that interests you – the Museum de Confluences explores all things science and is very family-friendly, while art lovers should pay a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Arriving In Lyon
Lyon Airport, known in full as Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport, is situated around 20 km outside of Lyon and consists of three passenger terminals. There are plenty of ways to travel into the city from the airport once you have arrived including trains and buses, although taxis are available 24 hours a day if you would prefer. The airport offers a wide range of amenities and facilities including designer and duty-free shopping, restaurants and cafés and much more including free Wi-Fi, on-site spas and airport lounges to ensure your stay is enjoyable.
Those looking to travel from the UAE to Lyon will be able to make the journey from Dubai. Currently the only airline operating on this route is Emirates, the flag carrier of Dubai, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport.
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Lyon Travel Information
UAE nationals traveling to France will be able to enter the country without a visa for up to 90 days as France is in the Schengen Area. In Lyon the weather can get surprisingly cold over the winter so make sure you pack plenty of warm clothing, while during the summer you can expect hot temperatures and plenty of sunshine with average highs of around 28 degrees. Lyon itself is the third largest city in France and has an extensive public transport network consisting of a metro, buses, trams and trains. If you are looking to rent your own vehicle when you arrive, you will find plenty of car rental agencies at Lyon airport at your service.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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