Travelers looking to book an ideal getaway in the mountains should consider heading to Lyon, France. This beautiful location encompasses the wonders of nature and the thrill of exciting urban attractions all in one region. Baby boomers looking for a gorgeous and relaxing setting for their next vacation can head to Lyon this fall.
To see an example of stunning French style and history, visitors to Lyon can view the Primatiale St. Jean, a breathtaking church downtown that was built in the 12th century, reports Frommer’s. This cathedral has been well-preserved and boasts some striking interior paintings of the life of St. John and zodiac signs.
Lyon is full of incredible chateaus waiting to be explored by adventurous visitors. According to Fodor’s one of the best is Chateau de Menthon St. Bernard. On the outside it looks like a classic fairy-tale home, and the inside has been maintained by a descendant of the original owner. Guests may also view this castle from the road or on several surrounding hiking trails in favorable weather.
If travelers are skiing or partaking in winter sport activities near Lyon, an afternoon at the National Thermal baths may be a perfect way to unwind and envision the history behind this underground roman meeting place.
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