Buy a cheap flight to Lyon with WOW air to experience this gastronomic and historical city with its vibrant cultural scene. Founded by the Romans, with many preserved historical areas, Lyon is the archetype of the heritage city, as recognized by UNESCO. It is also the birthplace of cinema!
Visit the cinema museum, the Institut Lumière, by the rightfully named street Rue du Premier Film where you can see original Lumière films, the famous Cinématographe and other early film making devices. If you would like to enjoy the outdoors, stroll through the zoo and botanical garden of the Parc de la Tête d'Or. It's the largest urban park in France, and really worth seeing. It features an exciting zoo that looks like a safari plain, with giraffes, monkeys and crocodiles. Kids love it! On weekdays there are free guided tours of the botanical gardens, which include beautiful rose gardens.
Vieux Lyon is one of the biggest Renaissance areas in Europe, and no visit to Lyon would be complete without a stroll around it. The buildings primarily date from the Renaissance period and the quarter is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting the Gothic cathedral, wander through the narrow cobbled streets. Eat, eat, eat! Lyon is famous for its food; try everything the restaurants and cafés have to offer you. Try the Lyonnais andouillettes sausages or pike quenelles in breadcrumbs at gourmet restaurants throughout Vieux Lyon. Wash them down with local Beaujolais and Rhône wines. Or opt for classic omelettes and croque-monsieur in lively downtown brasseries.