4 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

4 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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Brioude
— 1 night
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Lyon
— 2 nights
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Brioude

Brioude is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in the Auvergne region in south-central France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hotel de la Dentelle. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude, see the interesting displays at Hotel de la Dentelle, and then view the masterpieces at Maison de Mandrin. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Musee de l'Agriculture Auvergnate, then head outdoors with Auvergne Giro Passion, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethystes d'Auvergne.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brioude online road trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Brioude is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Brioude hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Brioude

Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Lyon

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lyon itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brioude to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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