Lyon is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region and the second largest city in France. You can get there from Paris by TGV for two hours. If you prefer traveling by air there are flights also departing from Paris‘s Charles de Gaulle Airport. There are two more airports 20km from Lyon, which serve for regional and low-cost flights. If you want to travel France by car there is a lot of road networks in Lyon joining several motorways: A6 (to Paris), A7 (to Marseille), A42 (to Geneve), A43 (Grenoble).
If you prefer winter kinds of sport the mountains of Lyon offer vast snowfields. Experienced skiers, snowboarders, hikers in snowshoes as well as amateur alpinists will find there a great opportunity for activity in the surrounding mountains. You should know that the Olympic Games has been held in Rhone-Alpes three times. So you can imagine what a great deal of wonderful facilities for sport activities have been built there and they all are for you now.
You may have a rest with your family, friends or alone, may choose the guide who will show the resort in its amazing beauty. And there are a lot of things you should see: from marvelous views of the nature of this region to its traditional villages. Among, the most known for Alpine skiing are les Deux-Alpes, la Plagne, Megeve, Tignes, Val d’Isere, Courchevel and Chamonix-Mont Blanc. If you go with your beloved ( check some ideas for a nice weekend getaways for couples ) , let walk around old city, discover old houses..
If you want just to relax without doing any activity or sightseeing, Lyon can offer you some veritable oases of greenery places right in the center of the city. There are not only different parks, zoos which you can attend with your children, but also you can visit famous Grand Lyon Aquarium. Here people may see the various representatives of the sea world through the large Aquarium as if the animals are just beside them.