Introducing Lyon

The third largest city in France, Lyon is often hailed as France’s gastronomic capital. A culinary tour of the city’s chic bistros is essential for any visitor. The city’s Unesco-designated architectural treasures which majestically overhang the narrow alleys and regal squares of the city’s old town districts, La Croix Rousse and Vieux Lyon, provide the perfect calorie-burning complement to epic dining.
From the Roman colony at Fourvière Hill, to Italianate Renaissance palaces, glacially austere contemporary buildings, and world-class museums, Lyon is one of France’s most rewarding cities. Rue St-Jean is Old Lyon’s (Vieux Lyons) main street. One of the city’s most opulent edifices is now home to the Musée Gadagne which traces Lyon’s history as the 19th-century silk capital of the world, and also features a quirky little space dedicated to the art of puppetry. A former Benedictine convent houses Lyon’s Musée des Beaux-Arts, often referred to as the ‘petit Louvre.’ One of the city’s most visited attractions is the Nôtre Dame de Fourvière cathedral which occupies the site of the Roman forum of Trajan.

Airports within a 30-mile radius of Lyon:

  • Lyon Bron International Airpor (LYN)
    • Lyon Saint Exupery International Airport (LYS)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Lyon area include:

  • Citation Excel (super light)
  • Learjet 45 XR (super light)
  • Citation CJ3 (light)
  • Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
  • Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
  • Citation III (midsize)
  • Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
  • Citation Sovereign (super midsize)

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.