Tourism - Rhône

Rhône is a French department that is part of the Rhône-Alpes region. It is surrounded by the departments of Ain, Isere, Loire and Saône-et-Loire. The main cities are Lyon and Villefranche-sur-Saône.

Tourists visit the Rhône department mainly because of the Beaujolais and its very famous wines and its villages made of golden stones as well as for the Lyonnais region for its peace and quiet and for activities such as hiking and cycling; and the major attraction is Lyon that is listed world heritage by UNESCO. Also, Rhône offers the opportunity for numerous tourists’ activities such as the ‘Chemin de fer Touristique de l’Anse’ (the Anse railway in English).

Finally, the ‘Fête des lumières’ and the Lyon international Fair are among the most popular cultural events in the department.

Top tourist cities in Rhône


Tourism Lyon : Capital of gastronomy

Built in almost 2000 years, Lyon is one of the rare french cities that could keep the traces of its history, making it one of the most famous historical city around the world. The respect of the numerous periods the city travelled allowed it to appear in the UNESCO ...

Must : Primatiale Saint-Jean, Château de La Motte, Musée des Beaux Arts


Tourism Villefranche-sur-Saône.

Villefranche sur Saône, with its many facets, discover its heritage, culture and wines. You can choose walking, cycling, horse for walks or hikes in Beaujolais. Villefranche sur Saône you place the green carpet with its many parks and gardens up to the ...

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