Once called the Lyon-Satolas Airport, the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is France’s fourth busiest in terms of passenger numbers. Situated 25km from Lyon, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport handles around 8 million passengers a year and operates flights to a hundred or so destinations. There are three terminals at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport as well as a 1,000m² business centre and parking for 10,000 vehicles. Passengers using Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport have a number of transport options, including a tram service, TGV high speed trains, buses, taxis or motorcycles. There are also car hire agencies at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport including Avis, Hertz and Europcar. A frequent, regular bus service runs from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport to 40 ski resorts in the area. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport has a large shopping zone, several restaurants, 2 Kyriad Hotels and 1 NH Hotel that is situated close to Terminal 1.
Whatever it takes, you must put Lyon on the top of your list! Former capital of Gaul, Lyon has a rich cultural heritage that dates back 2,000 years. Book a flight for your trip to Lyon and admire the old quarter, with its stunning Renaissance architecture and mercantile past. Explore its famous traboules, corridors that link the houses and end your tour by heading up to the Fourvière Basilica. With its lofty, panoramic view over Lyon, on a clear day you can also spot the Northern Alps! Reserve a hotel room close to Lyon’s iconic landmarks. Famous for its cuisine, Lyon will appeal to any food-lover. Tickle your taste buds with quenelles and rosette (a Lyonnais sausage), washed down with a local Côtes du Rhône. Tempting, isn’t it? If you love the great outdoors, then head to Saint Cyr or Mont d’Or, with their panoramic views of Lyon and landscapes that stretch towards Southern France. And, if you fancy a change of tune, make sure you visit Lyon’s ‘usine des eaux de Caluire’. This 19th Century man-made, subterranean lake and steam pump fed the city’s water supply and the site has since been classified a Monument Historique!