Aéroport de Lyon Saint Exupéry is 24 km (15 miles) from Lyon.

Certainly it runs a very close second to Paris and has four brasseries from the legendary Paul Bocuse as well as the famous bouchons which everyone should try.

There are regular flights to Lyon from all London airports.

There are also flights from all the major regional UK airports like Edinburgh, Bristol, Cardiff, and Leeds.

which is the pride and joy of the French railway network. All French train tickets can be ordered online and you can then print them out on your computer as an e-ticket, exactly as the airlines do.

New double decker (duplex) TGV trains travel at 320km/h (199mph) at full speed while the older single level TGV trains operate at 300km/h (186mph).

The TGV is one of the most comfortable of the European trains, with spacious seats, armrests and individual tables for each passenger. Connects to the east of France and is particularly useful for skiers in winter, going on to resorts like Courchevel. Train tickets are no more expensive than on other routes and there are good bargains to be had for the early booker. You can travel to other cities from these destinations. Connects to the north of France, to Lille, and Eurostar to London, Lille and Brussels. Connects to the East of France, serving destinations like Reims, Metz, Nancy, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and beyond. And to compete with the low-cost airlines, TGV trains offer good prices for early bookings, and for the less popular times of trains. For instance if you book two months in advance to go from Paris to Nice, the second class fare can be as little as 27 euros () and the first class fare 36 euros (). Book early for good bargains, though you may have to stick to a specific time and train. Train ticket prices are no higher on a TGV train than on a normal local line.Read more about Paris Read more about Lyon, one of the most dynamic of French cities.