4- 豐富多彩的隆河阿爾卑斯山省Rhône-Alpes

4- 豐富多彩的隆河阿爾卑斯山省Rhône-Alpes

Lyon, St-Etienne, Grenoble (6 days) Explore Lyon whose historic centre is a World Heritage site, go on to the delightful, modern and bustling town of Saint Etienne, then head for Grenoble, capital of the Alps, which stands below three mountains.

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Visit Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, an urban area of 500 hectares (1,200 acres).

Do not miss:

Succumb to the magic of the courtyards and alleyways of Lyon's old town, the panoramic view from Fourvière hill, the historic buildings, monuments and boutiques of the Presqu’île (peninsula district) and the treasures of the Croix Rousse district!

  • See the Florentine façades and night-time illuminations that light nearly 300 buildings every evening.

  • Treat yourself to a meal at one of the city’s no fewer than 1,500 restaurants, choosing a traditional Lyon "bouchon", an exotic restaurant or a star-rated establishment.

  • Learn about the history of the silk industry and cinema in Lyon.

  • Stroll along the banks of the Rhône, which have been developed into a green esplanade.

  • Take part in the city's major events: Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights), Biennales de la Danse et d’Art Contemporain (dance and art biennials), etc.

  • The Beaujolais region. Just a few miles from Lyon, visit the Beaujolais winegrowing region - a food and wine lover's paradise, with wine tastings, magnificent scenery, and events.

  • Pérouges: one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France.

Getting there:

  • By train: 1 hour 55 minutes by TGV from Paris.

  • By air: Saint-Exupéry Airport, 25 km (15 miles) from the city centre.

  • By Road: at the point where the major French motorways intersect (A6/A7/A42/A43/A47)

Contact: Tel. 0033 472 77 73 98/99 www.lyon-france.com

Saint-Etienne

The seven hills around it, the famous “green vest” and design are the distinctive features of this resolutely modern, dynamic and attractive city.  The bustling heart of an urban area, its favoured position in the midst of unspoiled natural conservation area including the Gorges of the Loire and the Pilat Regional Nature Reserve and its “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire” status makes it a very attractive place.

Do not miss:

  • The Le Corbusier site, unique in Europe.

  • The Musée d’Art Moderne (modern art), Musée d’Art et d’Industrie (art and industry), and Musée de la Mine (mines).

  • The historic Saint-Jacques quarter with its pedestrianized streets.

  • The Cité du Design and the “Biennale internationale Design 2010” design exhibition

  • The Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat (regional nature reserve) and the gorges of the Loire, minutes from the city.

  • Local chocolate specialities.

Find the time to spend an evening cheering on the local soccer team, shouting “Allez les Verts” in the feverish atmosphere of the legendary stadium.

  • The Chartreuse of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, one of the “plus beaux villages de France”

Getting there:

  • By train: 2 hours 40 minutes from Paris by TGV.

  • By Road: 45 minutes from Lyon and Saint-Exupéry Airport.

  • By air: Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

Contact: Tel. 0033 477 49 39 08 / 02 www.tourisme-st-etienne.com

Grenoble

Nestling at the foot of the Alps, surrounded by mountains, Grenoble is a place of free spirits!  Stroll through the streets of the old town, steeped in history.  Let yourself be seduced by Grenoble's rich history and fascinating museums, or take the cable-car to "La Bastille", an old mountain fortress, for a breath of fresh air and a stunning panoramic view spread out beneath you.

Do not miss:

•The cable-car to the Bastille summit, for a breathtaking view of the city below.•The Musée de Grenoble, one of Europe's most prestigious art museums, known for its superlative collections.•Contemporary art, symbolized by the Magasin-Centre National d’Art Contemporain, and the Centre d’Art Bastille.•No fewer than 11 museums devoted to art, science, ethnology, industry, history and local traditions.•A Science and Technology educational centre (“La Casemate”).•An arts centre, MC2, which offers a rich and varied programme.•Set amid three Alpine peaks: Belledonne, Vercors and Chartreuse.•Explore Grenoble in the footsteps of Stendhal, a famous writer born and bred in the town.•Grab your skis and go!  Ski runs are only 30 minutes from Grenoble.•Explore Grenoble with the Grenoble Pass Découverte, providing access to over 30 services at reduced prices.

Getting there:

By Train:The SNCF train station is right in the centre of Grenoble. Several services per day to other major European cities:Grenoble - Paris (7 direct TGVs per day), journey time: 3 hours

Grenoble - Lille - Brussels (1 direct TGV per week), journey time: 5½ hours

By Air:Grenoble - Isère airport is 25 minutes drive from Grenoble by motorway. Ryanair flights to Stansted AirportFrom December, Easyjet flights to Luton and Gatwick AirportsLyon Saint-Exupery airport is 50 minutes drive from Grenoble by motorway. Daily international flights

Geneva Cointrin airport is 1½ hours from Grenoble town centre, with daily international flights

Motorway:

Grenoble lies at the intersection of major European routes and is easily accessible: A 48 (Lyon, Valence), A51 (Marseille) or A41 (Chambéry, Annecy and on to Italy)

Some distances (in km):Grenoble - Paris  574 kmGrenoble - Nice 343 kmGrenoble - Strasbourg 535 kmGrenoble - Geneva 147 km  

Contact: Tel. 0033 476 42 41 41 www.grenoble-isere.info