The alluring city of Lyon in eastern France is home to the majestic Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, perched high above the city on Fourvière Hill. A funicular will take you to the top of the hill, where you can enjoy sweeping panoramas of the city before exploring the sumptuous interior of this magnificent church.

    When it comes to fine arts, Lyon's Musée des Beaux-Arts is considered second only to Paris's Louvre. Housed in the 17th-century Palais Saint-Pierre, the museum showcases one of Europe's largest collections of artwork. Other noteworthy museums include the Textile Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts.

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    Things to do in Lyon include modern shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities or a simple walk through the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region that boasts 2,000 years of history. You can head for Trois Gaules to visit an ancient Roman amphitheatre or visit the Presqu'ile peninsula's Confluence district, where you'll find pavement cafes, boutique shopping and all manner of refined entertainment. In the Vieux-Lyon District, you'll see... Read more

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