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Old Lyon is the original part of this busy French city, dating back to the 16th century, although some of it's buildings are even older than that. Lyon is a bustling city in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern-central France. Located between Paris and Marseille, Lyon is a fun overnight stop on a tour of France, or a lovely destination all in itself. Start your excursion to Old Lyon today by exploring the choice hotels in Old Lyon, Lyon on Hotels.com. Read reviews, check out our travel blog and find hot hotel deals all in one place with Hotels.com. Find a place to stay right in the heart of Old Lyon, or nearby, so you can explore this ancient city on foot like the locals.

What's Old Lyon, Lyon Like

The first protected historical location in France, Old Lyon promises hours of meandering the quaint, old streets. Enjoy the historical architecture while taking in the culture of this lovely town. Stop to enjoy the many boutiques, bars and restaurants that Old Lyon has to offer. Lyon's Old Town was built around three prominent churches - St Jean Baptiste Cathedral; Gothic St Georges, overlooking the river Saone; and St Paul with its famous bell tower and passageways between the streets. Book accommodations near these historic churches and spend days taking in their beauty. Stop by a local café and enjoy a long, leisurely meal or simply sit, sipping a coffee, and do some people watching. If you are looking to experience traditional France, Old Lyon will not disappoint.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Old Lyon, Lyon

Avoid major tourist pitfalls and do as the locals do while in Lyon. First, don't rush through your meals. In France, meals are to be savored and enjoyed leisurely. You are on vacation after all! If you truly enjoyed your meal, you may be tempted to leave a large tip. This, however, is not customary. In fact, at most restaurants tips will already be included in your bill anyway. Plan to head to the restaurants at typical meal times. Many shops and other attractions will close down for lunch. While in Old Lyon, try to speak French as much as possible. Brush up on the language before your trip and try to remember as many useful phrases as possible. Attempting to communicate through the local language is a way of showing respect to the locals and will make your trip easier as well. Start your French getaway today by searching for hotels in Old Lyon, Lyon at Hotels.com today.

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