When you visit the ancient city of Lyon consider our Lyon car hire services to give you a better chance at seeing the many attractions the city has to offer.
Lyon is a two thousand year old city, and while that in itself is a pretty rare occurrence, the city has been able to preserve visible traces of its architectural and cultural heritage throughout the ages. This means that while in Lyon you can see Roman ruins alongside Renaissance palaces alongside contemporary skyscrapers.
While Lyon is very easily reachable by car whether you come from Paris, Marseille or Nice, unless you’re on a road trip through France you will probably enter the city via the Lyon Airport, also known as Saint-Exupery Airport. The airport is situated twenty-five kilometres away from Lyon and while the city is connected to it via a tram-train line, it would be much easier to employ the services of our Lyon car rental offices and have a car ready for you at the airport.
Once you’re in Lyon you will find that most of the city’s attractions are located in its center and they are actually within walking distance of each other. The city isn’t that big, however it is very populated and this makes for some very dense traffic. Parking can also be quite a problem especially in the central areas so you might be better suited to park your car somewhere safe and then use public transportation.
Even if you choose to employ our Lyon car hire services, public transportation can still prove to be a good option as it is considered to be amongst the best in the country and you can use it in a pinch.
While you are in Lyon you may be glad to know that many of the attractions, whether it’s churches, parks, traboules or whatever are actually free to visit. Museums on the other hand are not but if you plan on visiting several of them during your stay you should consider getting a Lyon City Card. This card will not only offer free or reduced entry fees to major museums but it will also include unlimited rides on the public transportation network.
Lyon is a great place to visit for history buffs, as mentioned earlier you can see the ruins of a Roman Theater as well as the ruins of a Roman amphitheater and then move into the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and visit cathedrals and churches built in anywhere from the 12th century to the 15th.