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At a Glance

Your Holiday at a Glance

  • City Break Lyon and Festival Nuits De Fourviere: 3 nights

  • During the months of June, July and August
  • Please contact us for a quote
  • 4 days (2 full days): City visit at your own pace with the help of detailed notes, and evening concert
  • Ideal for those looking for a short city break with a cultural experience
  • Large number of sights: roman remains, Old Lyon, renaissance town, Basilica,.....
  • Open-air concert in Roman ampitheatre overlooking the town
  • Efficient public transport and bikes for hire. Compact city means walking is often the best option
  • City known as the gastronomic capital of France
  • A number of interesting museums and exhibits
Accommodation and Meals
  • 3 nights in a hotel of your choice on a bed and breakfast basis
What's included
  1. 3 nights in a hotel of your choice on a bed and breakfast basis
  2. Concert ticket for one evening
  1. Transfer from airport or train stations to hotel
  2. Day visit to Beaujolais region including guide and wine tasting
  3. Transport between England and France
  4. Additional tickets for another evenings' concert
What's not included
  1. Lunches and evening meals
  2. Public transport
  3. Entrances to museums or exhibitions

Lyon city break and Nuits de Fourviere

Lyon is a beautiful city dating from pre-roman times, located in the heart of France at the confluence of the Saone and Rhone rivers. For more information visit our summary page on Lyon. Each summer during the months of June, July and August, the open-air Roman ampitheatre hosts a music and arts festival, attracting top names in a range of categories. See the official Les Nuits de Fourviere website for details of the programme which is usually available from the end of March.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Lyon, transfer to Hotel and start of visit

Day 2: Visit Lyon

Visit Lyon at your own pace. Suggested circuits and sights are included in our detailed notes, as well as places to eat and drink. Handy tips are included to help you make the most of your holiday. Evening concert in Roman ampitheatre.

Day 3: Lyon or day visit to the Beaujolais region

Visit Lyon at your own pace. Suggested circuits and sights are included in our detailed notes, as well as places to eat and drink. Handy tips are included to help you make the most of your holiday.

Also the possibility of visiting the Beaujolais region, including a guided visit to some of the prettiest villages in France, wine tasting and lunch in a traditional restaurant.

Day 4: Departure

Visits (depending on time of your departure), transfer to Lyon airport or station

Roman ampitheatre Fourviere Lyon

Fourviere Basilica Lyon




Accommodation & Meals

Choose which of the hotels below you would like to stay in. They will all be booked on a bed and breakfast basis.

Name Type Details Rating  
Hotel Saint-Paul Hotel (B&B) The only 2 star hotel in Old Lyon. A 14th Century building, overlooking a pedestrian street . 20 rooms equipped with shower and toilet, direct dial telephone and TV. Great Location 2 stars Accommodation Saint Paul Lyon France
Hotel Saint-Antoine Hotel (B&B) Located close to the Saone in the presqu'ile area within the town centre, in an 18th century building. 35 comfortable rooms with air conditioning, TV, bathroom, Wifi. Elegant common lounge and bar areas with plenty of old world charm. Good location and great value for money 3 stars Accommodation Saint Antoine Lyon France
College Hotel Hotel (B&B) Located in the Saint Paul's area of the Old town. High quality 3 star hotel designed in the theme of a school. Lots of quirky school features in the bar, breakfast and library rooms. Garden roof. 39 very modern minimalist rooms decorated in white, some with balconies and view. Great location for those wanting comfort and originality. 3 stars Accommodation College Hotel Lyon France
Grand Hotel des Terreaux Hotel (B&B) Located close to Place de Terreaux and the opera building in the heart of Lyon between the rivers. High quality 3 star hotel in historic building. 53 individually decorated rooms. Amazing indoor pool under vaulted stone roof. Great location for those wanting comfort and historic charm and character. 3 stars Accommodation Grand Hotel des Terraux Lyon France
Travel Options

Travel Options

Flight Options

Transfers possible from Lyon airport

Easy jet: London Stanstead – Lyon

Bmi: Manchester – Lyon

British Airways: London Heathrow - Lyon

Please note – This information is correct at the time of publication. High Point Holidays cannot be held responsible for any change in schedules made by the above operators. Please check concerning the availability of a holiday before booking any flights. In addition, we can only guarantee transfers from the practical flights listed above. If you need further information or would like to discuss any aspect of your travel arrangements, please contact us, we’re here to help you.

By Train

Eurostar and the TGV provide a quick and relaxing journey from London to Lyon.
Transfers possible from Lyon St Exupery and Lyon Part Dieu.

By Car

Once in France, the journey from Calais to the Lyon area takes about 7-8 hours (excluding long breaks). Tolls amount to about 30 euros each way. Controlled parking is available at the airport for 50 euros. Channel crossings are provided by the following companies: P & O Ferries, DFDS Ferries, Eurotunnel



View of St Jean's Cathedral Old Lyon France
Place de Terreaux Lyon France
Hospital Hotel-Dieu Lyon France
Narrow cobbled streets in Old Lyon France
View across the Saone Lyon France
Roman ampitheatre Fourviere Lyon France