Cork Airport

Destination of the month

Welcome to Lyon

Lyon is conveniently located near the French Alps offering easy access to several ski resorts.

Flights to Lyon from Cork Airport

LyonDec 23 2023 – Mar 30 2024View Schedule

About Lyon:

Val Thorens is located within a three-hour drive from Lyon and is a family-friendly ski resort with a variety of slopes for all levels of skiers.  It offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Chamonis is another resort also within a three-hour drive of Lyon.  It offers a range of slopes for different abilities, including beginner-friendly areas and challenging runs for the more advanced skiers. 

After a day of skiing, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy and to make the most of your time.  Many of the ski resorts within the vicinity of Lyon offer wellness centres and spas where you can unwind and rejuvenate. Take a stroll through one of the resort villages and discover charming shops, boutiques and local craft shops or head to one of the resort bars to enjoy some aprѐs-ski drinks while sharing stories of your skiing adventures.


Things to do here:

Old Town Outdoor fun

Explore the charming cobblestone streets of Vieux Lyon, the historic heart of the city. Marvel at the beautifully preserved Renaissance buildings, traboules (hidden passageways), and the stunning Cathedral Saint-Jean-Baptiste.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière Cultural

Visit the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, a striking hilltop church that offers panoramic views of the city. The interior is equally impressive, adorned with intricate mosaics and artwork.

Presqu'île Peninsula History

Take a stroll through the Presqu'île district, located between the Rhône and Saône rivers. It's home to upscale boutiques, lively cafes, and landmarks like Place Bellecour, one of Europe's largest squares.

Traboule Tours TOUR

Go on a guided traboule tour to explore the city's hidden passageways and secret courtyards. These passages, which date back to the 4th century, are unique to Lyon and offer a glimpse into its history.