Le Grand Parc de Miribel-Jonage: A major park, created when this historic site, including stretches of the Jonage and Miribel Canals, was transformed. The park covers 2,200 hectares, of which 350 hectares consist of lakes whose waters come from the Rhône’s water table. So water sports are on offer as well as environmental trails. The outdoor sports and recreation centre is open year-round, allowing users to enjoy all sorts of activities in any season.
Lyon: its UNESCO World Heritage Site districts, listed in 1998, are the Presqu’île (the peninsula between Rhône and Saône), plus the Croix-Rousse hill above, and, west of the Saône, Fourvière Hill and the historic Vieux Lyon quarter below. Lyon is a gastronomic capital. Paul Bocuse may be the city’s most famous chef, but restaurants abound, including bouchons, traditional workers’ cafés.
Close to the Rhône, explore the Parc de la Tête d’Or and the Presqu’île’s shops and museums. As well as exploring Vieux Lyon’s Renaissance quarter, head down to the new quarter at the confluence of Rhône and Saône.
Musée des Confluences : Situated on the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, the Musée des Confluences is an absolute must-see in Lyon. Set in the heart of a monumental structure of metal and glass, the Musée des Confluences presents a journey through time and across continents to observe the world around us.
Musée Gadagne: this twin museum, occupies one of the finest ensembles in the Vieux Lyon quarter. It holds a museum on the city’s history, plus a museum on puppets from around the world.
Canal de Jonage: There’s an alternative cycle route into Lyon using the Anneau Bleu route.
Meyzieu : Thursday morning
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