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Lyon Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The residents of Lyon are known as Lyonnais.
  • The international headquarters of Interpol are based in Lyon.
  • Olympique Lyonnais is one of the most successful French football teams.
  • Lyon is only 600 kilometres away from Barcelona.
  • The Lumiere brothers ensured the Lyon has an important role in French cinema.

Lyon Mini Guide

Lyon, also spelled Lyons, was once known as the silk capital of the world. In more recent times, it is now noted for its wonderful French cuisine. Many restaurants are available to sample such delights and famous chefs such as Paul Bocuse live and work there.

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Being in the midst of two fine wine growing regions, the city is awash with fantastic wines to go with great food. The vineyards in Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone produce some of the finest wine in the world. Take your Lyon hire car and see the historical and architectural highlights the city has to offer such as the Statue of Louis XIV or on Fourviere Hill, the Roman Theatre. Those who are searching for car hire in Lyon can also rent car hire Lyon airport. The airport is named after a French writer who was also a pilot. Should you be visiting in December, there is La Fete des Lumieres (Festival of Lights).

As a celebration of thanks to the Virgin Mary, locals light candles and place them in the windows. It was the Virgin Mary who supposedly saved the city in the Middle Ages from a deadly plague. Sample some morning snacks, another of Lyon's famous traits. Machons, made from local charcuterie, which are followed by a glass of Beaujolais are a perfect way to start your day. The municipal botanical garden or Jardin botanique de Lyon (and Parc de la Tete d'Or) is eight hectares of beautiful fauna. First established in 1857 it is France's largest botanical garden. Housing around 15,000 plants and many varieties of roses, shrubs, and alpine plants you are sure to be amazed and spend a full day here. Best of all admission is free! Another option is to visit the Musee des beaux arts de Lyon. Bask in the cultural delight and see artwork and paintings from locals and artists from around the world.

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Located in the Rhone Alpes and the east central region of France, Lyon is one of the most important cities in the country. Not only is this large city of nearly half a million inhabitants, but it has had a significant impact on French culture in terms of cinema, sport and architecture.

Furthermore many of our car hire in Lyon customers are business travellers in this major centre for biotech industries such as pharmaceuticals. With a car you are well positioned as so many major cities are a short drive away including Paris (320 kilometres) and Turin (280 kilometres).

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