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After quite a selective entry process, you can get into the friendly ambiance of this club, which has an interior full of lights and mirrors. The evenings at L'Alibi are full of life and you are sure to meet people from all walks of life. Jive to all kinds of music ranging from pop, rock, funk, soul, disco and even some long forgotten songs. Special themed nights ensure that your visit is worth it. This club guarantees an excellent evening to all its visitors, who soon become regulars. The club is open from 11.30p every night. Check website for more details.
The Lyon Bike Tour is a tour company that offers a wide range of eco-friendly tours. Explore the city on electric bikes as you zip past major landmarks and hidden gems. Tours range from the one -and-a-half hour Gones Tour to the all-day combined tour. If you're pressed for time, the Gones Tour takes you around the city's major landmarks in record time. For food enthusiasts, the four-hour Gourmet Tour takes you around major landmarks with a visit to the Halles Paul Bocuse included in the itinerary. A great way to see the city like a local, Lyon Bike Tour is a top pick when choosing a tour of Lyon.
The genius behind the uber popular Ayers Rock Cafe brings to the city another gem out of its kitty. This one is called Ayers Rock Boat, and is located along the Quai Victor Augagneur. The Australian flavor pervades here as well, with the well-known lagers and beers from down under gaining popularity among the students and young people here. There are live concerts, theme nights, and great DJs that await you here as well.
The Gillet family, some of the biggest industrialists in Lyon, had their private mansion called "Villa Gillet" built in Parc de la Cerisaie, situated in the Croix-Rousse area. The city council bought it in 1976 and it is now dedicated to art with a special section that promotes modern art (music, painting, sculpture, photography, video, literature etc). In the actual park, which is one of the nicest in the area, there are various sculptures (by J.B. Raynaud, B. Pagès and others) to be discovered.
Lyon's Royal Spa transports you to the dreamy set-up of Arabian Nights. The full-service day spa boasts of a number of body massages and facial treatments to help you heal your mind, body and soul. Nearly 20 restorative regimes are on offer, along with those relaxing hammams, sauna tubs and Jacuzzi showers that promise unmatched succor post a tiring day in the city.
Lyon City Boat is probably one of the best ways to explore this city that has flourished by the banks of Rhone River. With an array of cruises suiting groups, families and couples, this cruise agency promises an interesting glimpse of the Old City and the new suburbs. The half-canopied boats feature open-air and indoor seating, thus letting one choose to soak in the city sights as per their comfort and preferences. Stirring across the Rhone, Saone and the mesmerizing Confluence district, these guided cruises offer a riveting sneak-peak into the city's rich history and cultural heritage.
Le Sucre is a hip and happening bar overlooking the peacefully flowing La Saône. Le Sucre is a haunt for locals and travelers alike and it is a must-visit place for those who love music. At Le Sucre, the terrace lets patrons enjoy entertaining music performances in the company of cool breeze, the twinkling Lyon skyline and potent drinks. Their DJs are very talented and are known to keep the crowd grooving till wee hours of the morning.
Residents of Lyon in search of nature are more often than not found in either the Miribel-Jonage or the Parc de la Tête d'Or. Enjoy the many activities offered on the lakes in Miribel park such as sailing and swimming. Why not also try abseiling from the nearby climbing wall? Cyclists and walkers are not forgotten either; there are many tracks around the lake. Miribel is particularly popular with families who come here to stroll, picnic or play football on one of the many lawns around the water. Basically, you can come here and forget how far you really are from the coast. Various sports and cultural events are organized at this park from time to time. Check website for more details.
In the heart of the Lyonnais mountains, Col de la Luère mountain pass is sandwiched between the villages of Chevignay & Grezieu-la-Varenne and like most passes in the area is prone to black ice from November to March. In the Summer, Col de la Luère is the perfect place to escape from the heat of the city and naturally has spectacular views of the adjacent valleys. There are also plenty of paths to guide you through the surrounding forests. D489 from Craponne and then just before Vaugneray take the D24 direction Bessenay.