7 Reasons to Visit Lyon and Why It's Just as Cool as Paris ...

Paris gets all the glory when it comes to destinations in France and it is truly magnificent, but there are some fantastic places around the country, and for one, there are plenty of reasons to visit Lyon. The Lyonnais claim their city is just as cool as Paris so why not take a read through the reasons to visit Lyon to see if you agree with them.

1. It Has Its Own Notre Dame

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Not as old as the Notre Dame in Paris, but stunning just the same. The Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourviere sits at the top of Lyon’s main hill and is high enough to offer appealing views of the streets below and often, if the skies are clear, a glimpse of the rugged and snowcapped French Alps. Just like Paris, there are abundant historic churches, such as the medieval Cathedral of St. John, the Gothic churches Église Saint-Paul, Église Saint-Nizier and Église Saint-Bonaventure, as well as the 11th century Basilica of St-Martin-d'Ainay. Great reasons to visit Lyon all by themselves!

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