Flights to Lyon arrive at the international Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport. Direct flights to Lyon are available from a number of European cities and some intercontinental cities including Tel Aviv, Dubai and Montreal. Many intercontinental flights will involve a transfer at Paris CDG or London Heathrow including flights form Delhi, New York, Toronto and Moscow. Flights from Cape Town, Auckland and Sydney will involve a change at Dubai. Major airlines serving Lyon include Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Air Canada and KLM. The airport is located to the southeast of central Lyon. From the airport passengers can travel via coach to the city centre or take a transfer to one of the nearby ski resorts.
More French than even Paris, Lyon is truly the heart of France. Visitors come to enjoy the city’s famous ‘art de vivre’, or ‘art of living’ whereby locals enjoy a relaxed, laid back yet sophisticated way of life. As the country’s third biggest city Lyon is home to a number of modern museums and landmarks including the Basilique Notre Dame, Fourviere Hill and the Museum of Fine Arts. The city is also one of France’s gastronomic centres and the birthplace of many a famous dish including Lyonaisse potatoes, rosette and salad Lyonaisse. The city may be home to a number of Michelin starred restaurants, but it’s just as important to experience rustic eating as it is fine dining in Lyon with visitors having a choice of over 2000 restaurants. Architecturally, Lyons is characterized by the Renaissance neighborhood at Vieux-Lyon, home to the city’s ancient covered passageways; the traboules.