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Lyon – the city where cinema was born…
In the morning, take the metro to the station Monplaisir Lumière, just a few minutes from the former home of the Lumière Brothers, which has been turned into a museum of cinema. After visiting the exhibitions that explain the genius of these two inventors, you can take a seat and rest your feet as you watch some of the first films ever made (which, as you will see, are full of humour!)Make sure you don’t miss the engraved copper plates bearing the names of all the directors who have come to the Lumière Museum over the years, displayed on a wall on the Rue du Premier Film. The list is long and inspiring Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Wong Kar-wai, David Lynch, Agnès Jaoui, Quentin Tarantino, Claude Chabrol, Marcel Carné, Isabella Rossellini, Ettore Scola ou Agnès Varda…!
For lunch, just a few metro stations away, head for the food paradise that is Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Take a stroll through this indoor food market as you follow the delicious scents of cheese, charcuterie (cured meats), seafood, vegetables, fruit and chocolate, which are sure to get your stomach rumbling. After lunch, a walk in the nearby Tête d’Or Park will do you a world of good! The park offers 104 hectares of greenery, a lake, a free zoological park, a large rose garden, greenhouses, drinks stalls and leisure activities for children. Created in 1857, it is France’s largest urban park in the heart of a city. Stroll along its paths lined with stately old trees, by the lake and the African Savanah, and explore the rose garden and tropical hothouses. For a fun and memorable experience, you can also visit the park by Segway.