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Lyon for the Bon Vivants

The World Capital of Gastronomy, a taste bud overdrive awaits in Lyon. Relish traditional Lyonnais cuisine at local bouchons or inns. Include on your gastronomic agenda a visit of legendary chef Paul Bocuse's food market, Les Halles.

In the Vieux Lyon district, enjoy a fun discovery of Lyon's covered passageways or traboules and soak in panoramic views of the city from the Basilica Fourvière. Lyon's silk connection comes alive at the Croix Rousse district, home to silk workshops and trendy boutiques, best for some retail therapy.

Evenings are best spent at the vibrant Presqu'ile district that is home to theatres, cultural venues, restaurants, illuminated fountains and monuments.

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Discover Toulouse's classic sites and monuments that include the impressive Capitole building, the St Sernin Basilica, the Jacobins Convent, the Victor Hugo covered food market and the emblematic Canal du Midi. If you have wine on your mind, then head to the N5 Wine Bar for a wine tasting with a difference!

Aviation buffs can visit the Airbus factory, that houses the assembly lines of the majestic A380 and the aeronautics museum Aeroscopia. Space discoveries await you at the Cité de l’Espace – an adventure park and a happy hunting ground for family outings.

Don't leave Toulouse without taking back souvenirs of its emblem - the violet. Take your pick from candies to candles, from perfumes to beauty products and much more. There's also foie gras, local cheese and Armagnac that make for good souvenirs.

Book now to avail of Air France's special fares for an up close and personal discovery of Lyon and Toulouse!