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    • sandeepgarg's Profile Photo

      Geneva Annecy

      Annecy Mar 31, 2014 at 7:22 PM

      We are a group of 9. We land at Geneva airport on 14th May at 8.20 AM.

      We would 1st like to wander around Geneva for a few hours

      Then go to ANNECY in late afternoon (preferably by road -- old??), and stay the night there.

      Reach Lausanne by the 15th May afternoon. (Next day -- 16th-- want to visit Gruyere and Broc and then onto Interlaken)

      We will have the Swiss train Railpass.

      How do we work this out, if it is feasible?? Especially the Geneva- Annecy -Lausanne portion. The costing should not be too high.


    • festivals in annecy

      Annecy Mar 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      what festivals are there in Annecy and what are the dates?

    • Hiking around Chamonix in early may

      Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Apr 9, 2014 at 5:32 AM

      Hi...thinking about coming to Chamonix the beginning of May and wondering if good trails will be open for hiking that won't require anything more than hiking boots....thank you

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      How long does it take from Lyon airport to train station

      by Blahnix Online Now Mar 12, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      Hi, I know there is a shuttle type train that goes from the airport in Lyon to the various train stations, I have used it but I do not remember how long it takes to get from the airport to Lyon Part Dieu and how frequent these transfers are. Since I will be on quite a tight schedule, travelling to Clermont Ferrand, every minute is vital to complete booking my train tickets so I really need your help, please.
      Kind Regards

      2 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 5:43 AM
    • how safe is lyon for girls traveling alone? any tips?

      by CanadianGirl94 Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 7:52 PM

      how safe is it in lyon for a single girl planning on moving there for 6 months to study? what areas should i generally avoid? any tips for my stay there? do's and don'ts?

      5 Answers Feb 27, 2014 at 5:07 AM
    • We are trying to decide between Lyon vs Annecy

      by beejay421 Online Now Jan 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      We have two weeks to spend and are trying to decide between Lyon and Annecy. We are senior citizens and take day trips to the surrounding towns and villages by bus or train and sometimes ferries/boats. Would love the input of experts in both these areas. Thanks.

      7 Answers Jan 28, 2014 at 7:25 AM
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      resto recommendations?

      by yooperprof Online Now Jan 21, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      I'm heading to Lyon in early March, mais oui! Can you help me with some outstanding restaurant recommendations? I'm particularly interested in discovering a memorable lunch place, as well as anything which is relatively new and "chic". Merci beaucoup!


      2 Answers Jan 22, 2014 at 5:16 AM
    • City break in October

      by Lutigs Online Now Jan 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      Is Lyon a good choice if you are interested in good food, shopping and history?

      13 Answers Jan 11, 2014 at 3:56 PM
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      Where to stay Lyon in late August

      by coconutwireless Online Now Oct 19, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      I am really confused about where to stay in Lyon for three nights
      We are coming in on the TVG from CDG
      And will leave from Lyon to Arles by train
      I would like to find a hotel close to the pedestrian area or the old town
      Budget max is $130 preferably a little lower
      I tend to use the discount booking sights
      My biggest confusion is I am not sure abut location in proximity to a 15- 20 min walk to the old town and sights of interest
      Recommendations appreciated
      Traveling with Aloha
      the coconut wireless

      5 Answers Oct 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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      Where to stay

      by sheltiegrandma Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 7:14 AM

      What is the safest neighborhood in Lyon to look for a hotel? We are planning a vacation in France next year.

      2 Answers Oct 14, 2013 at 11:21 AM
    • Renting an apartment convenient to language school in Lyon

      by parisfile Online Now Oct 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      My wife and I (in our 60s) will spend the month of June in Lyon attending LeoLingua language school. We want to rent a furnished apartment that will be reasonably convenient to Place Bellecour. We think we need to be in the 1st or 2nd arrondisment. Do you agree? Or is the transportation system in Lyon good enough to stay a further out? What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Oct 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM
    • Affordable Student Studio flat close to Jean Moulin at 15 Quai Claude Bernard?

      by banksidedrive Online Now Sep 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM

      My daughter is a visiting law student (until December) who accepted a last-minute position at the English-speaking universite and arrived with no place to stay, not speaking French, and is now swamped with work, so I am trying to assist from back home! Does anyone have a suggestion on how to find such a place or know of a friend with such a place? Connections would be a great thing right about now... Thanks for any helpful suggestions. Have tried vrbo and homeaway but most listings come without maps and/or addresses so difficult to see if they are close. Thanks for your time and expertise.

      9 Answers Oct 2, 2013 at 7:05 AM
    • Suggestions for 4-5 week stay in a village around Lyon

      by wulf21 Online Now Aug 16, 2013 at 8:26 PM


      Planning to take the family (my wife, her mother, 3 kids who will be 6, 4 & 2, and myself) to France in September/October 2014.

      We're hoping to stay in a village around 30km from Lyon and have the following wish list:

      • Small, picturesque village with good food/wine;
      • Rural rather than tourist trap;
      • Close to a canal.

      There's a few others specific to the accommodation (at least 4 bedrooms, pool etc), but they're the main ones we'd like.

      Has anyone got any suggestions based on your experiences of the area?

      Regarding the accommodation, hoping to hire a house (perhaps thru Wimdu or similar), any suggestions about that gratefully received also.



      3 Answers Aug 17, 2013 at 4:56 AM
    • Hotels Location

      by Vantrease Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      If we stay at the Mercure Chateau Perrache Hotel......will the Rhone Express stop at the Perrache Station?
      How far is the walk to the hotel?

      1 Answer Jul 29, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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      Lyon Green

      by lolo5 Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 5:28 AM

      I shall be in LYon in the middle of the week next week and will have some free hours during the day; I would like to be out in some green parts of Lyon, but somewhere where to get by foot; my hotel is somewhere near la Fac LYON 2. So any ideeas for some parcs, inner city forrests, green tracks? MERCI! Also how are the city bikes operating? Which are their pirces?

      2 Answers Jul 19, 2013 at 6:20 AM
    • Travel around Lyon

      by loisjacko34 Online Now Jun 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      Is there a tourist bus or little train around Lyon town centre

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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      by TeymanP Online Now Jun 21, 2013 at 7:31 PM

      We are arriving Lyon on Aug 1, 2013 and leaving following day. Could you please name a good hotel close to Market or Old town Lyon?

      3 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 2:58 AM
    • Tgv platforms

      by Amywanderer Online Now Jun 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM

      I have a 10minute connection in lyon part dieu station. I'm coming from gare de lyon in Paris on tgv and 10min to connect to another tgv heading to avignon tgv station.
      Is that enough time? Are the platforms next to one another?

      6 Answers Jun 9, 2013 at 3:28 AM
    • Things to do in the vicinity of Quai Claude Bernard

      by Firki Online Now Apr 13, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      Are there any interesting places to visit or things to do within walking distance (say 1-1.5 KM) of Quai Claude Bernard where my ship will be docked during the day?

      13 Answers Apr 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM
    • Tired travellers needing help.

      by scilzz Online Now Feb 10, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      Hello Lyon Forum,
      We're looking for a restaurant that is opened on Sunday night, which serves French food. It does NOT have to be a Michelin star restaurant.
      Thank you for your help.

      1 Answer Feb 11, 2013 at 4:53 AM
    • Tired travellers needing help.

      by scilzz Online Now Feb 10, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      Hello Lyon Forum,
      We're looking for a restaurant that is opened on Sunday night, which serves French food. It does NOT have to be a Michelin star restaurant.

      3 Answers Feb 11, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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      Route and Time to Lyon Perrache to catch the TGV

      by Wailana Online Now Dec 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

      I am staying very close to the Debourg stop for the metro system and need to get to the Lyon Perrache departure station to catch the TGV. I was hoping anyone could tell me the easiest way to get there and approximately how long it takes. Also do I need to get to the station early for check in like you do at the airport. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks!

      3 Answers Dec 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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      New Years Eve

      by EasyMalc Online Now Dec 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM

      Where is the best place in Lyon to see the New Year in?
      Searching the most obvious websites doesn't seem to throw up much.
      I thought that there would be an obvious focal point. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

      8 Answers Dec 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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      Most Outrageous Cheese in France

      by Mark_Lester Online Now Nov 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      We are doing a rather epic train trip round europe. We'll be doing a lot of pincincing onboard, and so a lot of the remaining planning is al about working out what to put in the picnic hamper at each of our rapid stops.
      Alas, super stinky cheese isnt something that goes down very well on posh TGVs, or any train really, so we'd have to eat anything like that almost at point of purchase. Any suggestions for cheese strong enough to scare off a tribe of Stilton eating englishmen would be most appreciated.
      Les Halles is purpose built for our requiremtns, We have 3 1/2 hours in Lyon (11:30 to 15:00) and it's walking distance from Part Dieu.
      If you are a Lyonnaise, either in spirit or literally, and have any recommendations for what to stick in a picnic hamper, or a particular shop in Les Halles you adore, please let me know and I'll jot it down on our blogs food pages. There will be 13 of us, so we can handle about 2.5 Kgs of cheeses, and about 2kg of meats, several of these terrines, (including one veggie) plus loads of breads and some deserts, and some fruit etc. We'll also need quite a bit of Rhone wine....
      We'll be going to Limoges when we leave, in order to pick up the sleeper to Barcelona.
      We've got a budget of £30 a picnic per person, so pushing 500 euros not including drinks, and Lyon is worth pushing the boat out for so we could extend the budget for this stop.

      26 Answers Dec 5, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    • 6 Hours stop in Lyon during Night

      by achtungbaby Online Now Oct 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      I am traveling from Torino and my train reaches Lyon at 11:30 in the night. Next morning I have a train at 6:15. The gap is very small and booking a hotel doesn't seem the right thing. Earlier I thought that I can spend the night in waiting area of the station. However, I suspect that since there are rarely in night trains in France, the station might be closed after midnight. In that case I will have nowhere to go unless I am ready to shell out a decent amount for a hotel room. Does anyone has any idea as to what I can do to spend my time. Thanks

      4 Answers Oct 20, 2012 at 8:47 AM
    • Lyon Part Dieu to Lyon Perrache

      by HarryG94 Online Now Jul 24, 2012 at 5:51 AM

      Hi, I'm getting the train in from Geneva then i have to get another train 45minutes later from Lyon Perrache and was wondering what was the best way of getting from 1 station to another quickly.

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2012 at 6:38 AM
    • Lyon Bus Information

      by HowardJoan Online Now Jun 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM

      We're trying to find a map of the bus routes in Lyon but haven't been successful. Any suggestions or links to website? Thanks much!

      6 Answers Jul 2, 2012 at 4:01 PM
    • Climate & Clothing

      by sanjith611 Online Now Jun 13, 2012 at 4:31 AM

      Am in Lyon from 17th June till end of July. Wondering how the climate is and what needs to be packed ??

      10 Answers Jun 16, 2012 at 8:51 AM
    • Weather in March?

      by HowardJoan Online Now May 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM


      We will be traveling to Lyon in March. What is the weather typically like at that time of year?

      2 Answers May 30, 2012 at 7:11 AM
    • Perrache TGV station to airport

      by aswan Online Now Mar 21, 2012 at 9:10 PM

      Hi! I'm having trouble finding up-to-date information on how to get from Perrache (where we depart from our TGV ride) to Lyon airport where we are to pick up our hired car.

      Any help, including options and prices, would much be appreciated!

      Thankyou in advance.

      5 Answers Mar 22, 2012 at 8:26 AM
    • Lyon, Annecy, or Nice

      by gert712 Online Now Jan 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM

      I know that these are 3 very different cities/towns--all 3 with wonderful reviews, but can only choose 1 for an upcoming stay. We would stay 2-3 days, in the summer. I'm looking for a city with quaint squares, an old city section with narrow streets, history, locals; a place that is special and memorable, but not a "tourist trap". Each of these 3 places sounds wonderful but we've never been to any of them, so we really don't have a basis for making a decision. Cost would be taken into consideration--if the prices of meals anywhere in the city are exorbitant, that might be a deal-breaker.

      8 Answers Jan 18, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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      Lyon in 24 hours

      by freespirit1 Online Now Nov 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM

      I am taking a 24 hour stopover in Lyon, staying at the Radisson.
      I want to eat the best food, in a non tourist typically Lyon style eatery,
      drink the best red wine, visit the old, non tourist places so as you can see I am really in need of your honest opinions as I want to savour every second before taking my early morning flight to London.
      Any tips on getting to the airport from the Radisson also greatfully recieved.

      9 Answers Mar 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM
    • need to pick car in gare de lyon perrache

      by danielnavarro Online Now Oct 15, 2011 at 12:15 PM

      hello, there are 5 of us traveling from california, us. taking train from gare de lyon in paris and need to take train to gare de lyon-perrache when trying to book it it only gives us gare de lyon part deu. do we have to take another train to get there?..

      3 Answers Oct 17, 2011 at 10:58 AM