Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Campanile Lyon and its surroundings
As well as being known as the gastronomic capital of France, the historic, picturesque city of Lyon was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998. It has numerous cultural attractions as well as stunning architecture and scenery. The Place Bellecour is the largest pedestrian square in Europe. In the centre of the square stands a statue of King Louis XIV mounted on a horse. During winter an icerink is installed and is a must-see when in the city. Lyon cathedral, a Roman catholic cathedral is steeped in history having been completed in the 14th century and inside sits a unique astronomical clock. You cannot visit Lyon without a trip to the basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière, built in 1872 and 1884, the cathedral is dominant in the city and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Visit the basilica and learn more about it through the Museum of Sacred Art. Why not complete your stay at the Campanile Lyon Centre- Berges du Rhone hotel with a gorgeous meal on the bank of the river, overlooking one of the most memorable sites of France? In July the city hosts the salon international du swimwear and de la lingerie, an interesting fashion show dedicated to the latest designs of underwear and swimwear. Alternatively, the historical Foire de Lyon or Lyon fair dates back to the reign of Charles VII in 1420, and attracts visitors from all over the world.