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  • Lyon, 1st city in Europe for a "City Break"

    Lyon is one of the France’s most diverse and cosmopolitan cities, attracting visitors with its fine traditions of gastronomy, culture, arts and top class events.
    With its welcoming attitude, varied tourist attractions, Lyon is the place to discover The "French art of living"!
    The city can offer delegates a vast choice of excursions, partner programmes and pre and post conference tours, and memorable social and gala dinners.
    Here is a list of proposals of technical tours, excursions and evenings in the Greater Lyon or rapidly accessible by bus, public transport or high-speed train.
  • Technical tours, excursions and evening proposals

    The Beaujolais wine country (30 minutes North from Lyon)
    Set off along the Route des Crus, with wine tasting, discover local chateaux, or visit golden stone villages with stop-off points for food.
    Côte Rôtie (30 minutes South from Lyon)
    Discover a prestigious wine just minutes from Lyon on the hills of the Rhône Valley.
    Burgundy (1h30 North from Lyon)
    Technical tour through the “Côtes de Beaune” and the “Côtes de Nuits”, tasting of prestigious vintage: “Meursault”, “Pommard”, “Aloxe-Corton”. Discover the Dukes of Burgundy capital, Beaune, a town rich in wealth and symbolism, with its countless wine-cellars huddled round the historic hospices.
    The French Alps (1h30 from Lyon)
    One-day excursion to Chamonix at the foot of the Mont Blanc, to admire the highest Alpine summits. 
    French Riviera (3h00 South from Lyon)
    The French Riviera’s famous resorts are known throughout the world : Cannes, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, St Tropez, Nice and Monaco ; the countryside : St Paul de Vence, Grasse…
    Paris (1h50 with high-speed train)
    The beautiful and romantic capital of France is less than 2 hours from Lyon.
    One-day excursion to visit the most visited city in the world: admire the Unesco listed riverbanks and historic monuments from the wate with a cruise on the Seine, Le Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Versailles Estate, the Panthéon...
    Provence (1h30 South from Lyon)
    Between the olive groves and fields of lavender, it would be difficult not to be swayed by the charms of “Provence”. Discover the small “Provençal” markets, Nyons, olive capital, the Gallo-roman sites: Vaison, Orange, St-Rémy-de-Provence, Arles...