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Enjoy the Alps and food while visiting Lyon

05.23.2011
Topic Food and Wine Travel

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Many people dream of one day travelling to France in order to see some of the most romantic spots in the world. Although Paris is the main attraction, there are cities in the countryside that are sure to attract some sightseers. 

The Vancouver Sun reports that Lyon, the capital of the Rhones-Alpes region, is known for its gastronomic offerings - a great draw for foodies. The third largest city in France, Lyon is at the bottom of the Alps, which may make for a great winter getaway for those skibunnies out there. 

When not skiing on the Alps, the news provider reports that the city is home to four Michelin-starred chefs, which makes for a great reason to go out to eat to sample some of the best restaurants in the world. 

For those who are planning a winter getaway to Lyon to make the most of being so close to the Alps, be sure to arrive before December 8th, as this kicks off the four-day Festival of Lights, where light shows from professionals all over the world are a part of the celebration.