Have you ever seen the pictures of sumptuous villas of Lyon? Numerous paths and small roads, like the rays of sun, leave their territories and lead to the business district La Croix-Rousse. It has always been the center of Lyon’s business life.
In the Middle Ages Lyon was the leader in textile manufacture. The silk from Lyon was worth its weight in gold all over the world. The city itself presents an architectural ensemble in the Renaissance style. The ancient blocks of the city are genuine masterpieces. To take a walk here means to travel to their history full of dramas, adventures, intrigues, beauty and pleasure. Any photographer can find there an excellent background for interesting and emotionally rich pictures.
Exploring labyrinths of curving streets you easily get in one of cozy local restaurants and enjoy exquisite meal of the Lyonnaise cuisine. You should definitely taste a dish stuffed with grapes – the tripe. Or just enjoy a glass of local wine and relax discussing what is the next point of your trip: the Opera National, the Lyon Cathedral of St.John, the City Hall, one of the Lyon’s museums or just visit one of its beautiful squares, for example, Bellecour or the Place des Terreaux.