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Lyon Motorhome Holiday

photo by MickaëlG (wikimedia commons)Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica Photo by MickaëlG (wikimedia commons)

Lyon is a city nestled between Marseilles and Paris in the Rhône-Alpes; together with its satellite towns and suburbs, the city is the second largest urban area in France after Paris. Lyon is a bustling center of business and is popular for its gastronomical offerings as much as its contribution to cinema and the world of performing arts. The best way to explore the city is in your France motorhome rental. If you rent a motor home from a campervan hire business, you can enjoy the delights of Lyon while being a stones thrown away from the two other major cites of France. Here is a look at where you can stay with your campervan in Lyon and the tourist attractions in the city

Camping sites:

Camping Indigo International de Lyon: This camping site is located in the city of Lyon and offers amazing facilities like prompt service, swimming pool, recreational areas and restaurants. You can travel through out the city by public transportations while your campervan is parked here

Camping les Portes du Beaujolais: A mere 25 kms from the city of Lyon; this camping site is set amidst lush greenery on the outskirts of Anse. The camping ground offers hordes of facilities such as a swimming pool, children’s’ activity area, restaurant etc.

Huttopa: If you want to experience nature’s glory; this is the place to be; it is surrounded by privileged nature reserves and provides the most idyllic destination for a family vacation.

Places to visit:

The old town: The old town of Lyon has been painstakingly restored so that visitors can enjoy spending a few hours in an area from an era gone by. The old part of the town has several old houses that have been impeccably restored and delight visitors. On Rue St Jean; you can see the neoclassical structure of the Palais de Justice while the Quartier St-Georges is famous for the Cafe du Soleil, the Musée Historique de Lyon and the Musée de la Marionnette (Puppet Museum).

Lle Barbe: Is an island that was used as a monastery since the 5th century; the island presented the perfect environment for the monks to cultivate everything that they needed for their survival. Only a few bas relief runs remain of the monastery but visitors can enjoy the medieval atmosphere.

Theâtre de Guignol: This is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Lyon; the theatre is famous for its renditions of family oriented dramas, new musicals etc; it was recently acquired by the Zonzon theater company.

Musée des Beaux-Arts: The museum is located to the south of Place de Terreaux in a building which was formerly a Benedictine convent; the museum features several art pieces representative of various eras; the modern age is particularly well represented in the museum.

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