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Find Avis car hire at Lyon Airport, also known as Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport, close to the arrivals area. If you have trouble finding the Avis desk, ask one of the friendly members of staff who will be happy to help.
The third largest city in France, Lyon has much to offer visitors with its metropolitan mix of history, culture and gastronomy.
When you pick up your Avis car hired from Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport, you’re perfectly placed to explore all this city has to offer.
Lyon is served by Lyon Saint Expurey Airport, based just 30km east of the city. With an Avis car hired from the airport, the city centre is only a 30-minute drive away.
The city’s top attractions include the Cathédrale St-Jean, an impressive Romanesque structure, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts – a gallery featuring an incredible collection of sculptures and paintings. Be sure to visit the central square, Place des Terreaux, where the 19th century Fontaine Bartholdi is the centrepiece.
Culture lovers should spend an evening at the Opéra de Lyon, a neoclassical building erected in 1831.
Lyon is famous for its incredible cuisine and there’s a huge array of restaurants and cafes scattered across the city. To sample some of the local delights, head to one of the legendary bouchons. These small homely eateries serve up traditional fare. The chicken liver terrine at Bouchon Le Jura is well worth trying.
Chocolate fans gather at Chokola, a unique shop dedicated to the ultimate sweet treat. Admire the wall of liquid chocolate that greets you on entry and buy some gifts for friends and family at home.
For a relaxed night out, head straight to Bec de Jazz – a bar-cum-concert space hosting mid-week jazz performances.
Arriving at Lyon Saint Expurey Airport gives you easy access to the city of Lyon, but also a wealth of fascinating destinations beyond its borders. Travel less than two hours from Lyon and you’ll be met with a fascinating mix of unforgettable cities.
From Lyon, set in eastern France, it’s easy to reach Switzerland. With an Avis car hired at the airport, it’s just a 90-minute drive from Lyon to cosmopolitan Geneva. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is a must-visit – a humbling attraction that showcases humanitarian efforts around the world. Take in some fresh air and stop for a coffee in Bastions Park. If you’re visiting during winter, make the most of the temporary ice-skating rink here.
Just over an hour from Lyon (via the A43 and A48) is the town of Grenoble – positioned picturesquely in the French Alps.
Art lovers head to Musée de Grenoble, where an incredible selection of 20th century art from the likes of Miro and Magritte is exhibited. For a rustic French meal, head straight to Chavant – a manorhouse and restaurant that first opened its doors in 1852. Order the stuffed lobster if you want to be particularly decadent.
Pick up the keys to your Avis car hired at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and explore Lyon and beyond at your leisure.