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Take the bus. Idbus has three connections per day. It takes 8 1/2 hours and the price is 29 or 39 EUR, depending on the departure time . Alternatively, you can also have a look at Eurolines. The train is a bit faster, but also more expensive. For the day you mention, prices start at 48 EUR. Easyjet used to operate between Milano Malpensa and Lyon. But they ...


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National parks are a bit far but you have many options depending on how long you are willing to travel. Here are a couple options closer or further from Lyon. Parc National des Écrins This is far from Lyon and better done from Grenoble (1h30 from Lyon), and it is the beginning of "real" mountains, the Alps. This is one destination option among many. You ...


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The historical city center is Saint Jean. Other parts still considered the center are Bellecour, la Croix Rousse, la Part Dieu. Villeurbanne is very close too.I went to college there and it's safe. To walk to the historic town from there take 40mn or so. Although there is a city limit and a sign between the two, you cannot "see" it. Streets just continue on ...


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Château de Moidière is in the rural village Bonnefamille. In most rural places such as this one, public transport caters for schoolchildren and to some extent to residents, rarely to tourists. France doesn't have a central place to find transport information, and most of the information, when you manage to find it, is in French. For train schedules, visit ...


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The Dombes region is accessible from Lyon by regional train (TER) in about 35 minutes. The region has hundreds of ponds, used for fish farming. There are 130 bird species living here and waterfowl abound. There are walking and biking routes, bike rental is available. http://www.villars-les-dombes.com/


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I found this article giving a few options. Especially the second one seems to fit your criteria: Lipstick 19, Rue Désirée M: Hôtel de Ville This café is a close second to the Voxx. There’s a nice little vibe and they have great booths if you’re staying for lunch. If not, they’re happy to let you sit at the bar and check your email or do whatever ...


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You should definitely try blablacar (https://www.blablacar.fr/), as pointed out by mts (sorry I cannot comment yet!). It is very used in the Vallée du Rhône, I'm sure you will find a friendly driver. If you don't find your route directly on the website, try broadening the start/finish of your trip by looking on a map. I use a lot blablacar as a driver, ...


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According to Wikivoyage Metros and trams run approximately from 5AM to midnight. Some bus lines do not run after 9PM. Check the TCL website for details : Detailed schedules [French link replaced with English version, thanks to @audionuma] There you will also find 4 night bus lines ("lignes pleine nuit" / "full moon lines") that run Thursday to ...


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The actual city centre of Lyon is the so-called Presqu'île, between the Rhône and Saône rivers, between the metro stations Bellecour and Hotel de Ville. I found a map, unfortunately not published any more by the TCL, the local public transit, that I find very informative. It shows you the main points of interests and the main metro lines. If you visit ...



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