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Lyon
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Lyon, France, which is “known for its food, bien sûr, but also for the long walks along its two rivers—the Saône and the Rhône—and for the sight of flowers and produce at the outdoor markets,”says writer Suzy Gershman. We think you’ll be inspired to travel there after reading Gershman’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to Lyon.

BASICS

Entering France
www.france-consulat.org
Information on obtaining passports and visas—provided by the Consulate General of France

Determining Time Difference
www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/results.html?query=Lyon
The current date and time in France

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.excite.com/weather/forecast/city/?forecast=07480
A three-day forecast and current weather conditions for Lyon, as reported by Excite

ESSENTIALS

Where to Stay
www.lyon-france.com/Hotels/hotels.html
A clickable map of Lyon, with links to information on hotels, room rates, and addresses

www.funtastikeurope.com/Lyon/LyonHotel.html
Listings of hotels, with descriptions and room rates

lyon.france.hotels-for-less.com/hotels
Listings of budget hotels, with descriptions and room rates

Where to Eat
gatekeep.cal.fr/sitlyon/rest.html
A listing of restaurants voted the best by several French chefs

www.lyon-city.org/en/tour_gastronomie.html
An interactive map with links to restaurant listings and phone numbers

How to Get Around
www.lyon-france.com/guide.html
Links to information about Lyon-area car rentals and taxis

THINGS TO DO

Cultural Activities
www.mairie-lyon.fr/en/cult_musee01.html
An overview of the Musée d’Art Contemporain, with exhibit information, links, photographs, and telephone numbers

www.redrival.com/lyon/skere.html#museer
An online guide with links to museums and art galleries, with hours of operation and exhibit overviews

Events
www.mairie-lyon.fr/en/tourism
A searchable events database that allows you to search by type, date, or location

www.lyon-france.com/whatson2.html
A calendar of events compiled by the convention and visitors bureau

Nightlife and Entertainment
travel.yahoo.com/Destinations/Europe/Countries/
France/Cities/Lyon//Nightlife

Listings of bars, comedy clubs, nightclubs, live-music venues, and theaters

nightlife.europeans.com/fr-lyon.htm
Offers information on nightclubs, discos, restaurants, cinemas, and theater performances

Recreation
gatekeep.cal.fr/sitlyon/sports.html
Links to Lyon’s golf courses, amusement parks, tennis clubs, and more

TRAVEL GUIDES

Language Tools
www.travlang.com
Basic words and phrases in over 70 different languages, including French—plus, downloadable audio files to hear the basics spoken in French

Map Links
www.maps.com/cgi-bin/search/hyperseek.cgi?search=CAT&
Category=Europe%3AFrance&Qualifier=

A map of Europe with an atlas view of Lyon

plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/plates.html
nationalgeographic.com’s Map Machine site—keyword Lyon, France

MEDIA

Newspapers
www.LeProgres.fr
The online version of Le Progres (in French only)

www.all-links.com/newscentral/europe/france.html
Links to five French newspapers, including the Lyon Capitale

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Destination Lyon
www.lyon-france.com
Information on activities, accommodations, transportation, restaurants, travel, and more

Lyon: Cité Online
www.lyon-city.org/en/index.html
Information on history, culture, events, restaurants, and more

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