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Photo d'une vue de Lyon
© Pioucube/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme
5 Days/4 nights Tour - Arrival from Paris

The Best of highlights

The city of Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site & Luxury shopping destination, getways to the French Alps, world-famous for alpine summer activities, Chamonix Mont Blanc sightseeing, the romantic alpine lake Annecy.

Vue sur Lyon depuis la colline de Fourvière
© A. Stenger/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Day 1 - Paris / Lyon

In the morning, arrival in Lyon by TGV from Paris (only 2hrs) and check-in hotel.
Lunch in a typical Bouchon Lyonnais
Discovery of Lyon, Unesco Heritage site, (Fourvière hill, Gallo-roman sites, the landmark the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière, the old Lyon (Vieux Lyon), Renaissance quarter, its traboules, and the Presqu’île). Possibility to visit a silk workshop, l’Atelier de soierie, near Les Terreaux Square.
Dinner in a famous Chef’s Brasserie or gastronomic restaurant.
Overnight stay in Lyon

Photo d'un vignoble du Beaujolais, autour d'Oingt (69)
© P. Muradian/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Day 2 - Excursion vineyards

Morning devoted to Lyon, capital of gastronomy with the visit of the indoor market, Halles de Lyon, real temple of food. Lunch, taste the local specialties.
Afternoon, excursion to the hilly Beaujolais vineyards for wine tasting and visit of a chateau wine domain.
Return to Lyon for dinner and enjoy nightlife in Lyon.
Overnight stay in Lyon

Aviron sur le Lac d'Annecy (74)
© R. Schleipman/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Day 3 - Lake Annecy

Transfer to the French Alps, lake Annecy (140 km/ 1h30 by motorway)
On the road stop for shopping at the luxury shopping at “the Village”, French outlet (30 minutes by motorway from Lyon).
Lunch at the French shopping outlet The Village.
Continuation to Lake Annecy, purest lake in Europe!
Check-in hotel in Annecy
Discovery of the medieval town of Annecy, the little Venice of the Alps
Free time to stroll in the charming and narrow pedestrian streets
Dinner in a restaurant in the old town or on the lake shore
Overnight stay in Annecy

L'Aiguille du Midi, en arrière plan les Grandes Jorasses - massif du Mont Blanc (74)
© OT Chamonix/M. Colonel

Day 4 - Chamonix

Departure and transfer to Chamonix (95 km/1hour)
Excursion by Montenvers train to the glacier Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) and Visit of the Ice Grotto.
Lunch at the mythic Hotel Montenvers Terminal Neige and go down to Chamonix
Excursion by cable car to Aiguille du Midi peak and on the top, visit of the Mountaineering museum and Step into the Void (skywalk). Go down to Chamonix city center. Free afternoon for shopping
Check-in hotel in Chamonix
Dinner in a typical Savoyard restaurant or Chinese food in Chamonix
At night, enjoy Chamonix nightlife: gamble at the casino, or have a cocktail in a night club or pub in the city center.
Overnight stay in Chamonix

Massif du Mont Blanc (74)
© P. Lebeau/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Day 5 - Chamonix / Italy ou Switzerland

Enjoy the French Alpine life style in Chamonix, stroll around in the city center or excursion by cable car Les Flégères to see the stunning view over the Mont Blanc range. Lunch on the top in the terrace.
Afternoon, departure to Switzerland or Italy through Mont Blanc tunnel.
End of the tour.

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