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Lyon-Part-Dieu train station is Lyon’s main train station and located in the business district of the city, La Part-Dieu. The station opened in 1983 in conjunction with one of the largest shopping centres in France. With 817 trains passing through Lyon-Part-Dieu daily, this transport hub serves regional, national and international connections. Lyon’s location, close to the Alps, means this train station sees many high-speed services coming from neighbouring Switzerland and Italy. Geneva to Lyon is 1h45mins and Turin to Lyon is 4h45mins. The journey time from Paris is just under 2h00mins and, thanks to the Eurostar, London to Lyon is now only 4h41mins. The station is well connected with public transport systems. For example, metro line B, tramway T1, T3 and T4 take passengers from the station to the centre and beyond. Many regional buses and coaches stop at the station and the Rhônexpress shuttle connects rail services to Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport. Lyon has two other train stations, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon-Saint-Exupéry.
Travellers arriving at Lyon-Part-Dieu train station are stepping into one of France’s most fascinating cities, and its second largest. The UNESCO Heritage Site has a history stretching back to the Romans, but it also has a vibrant contemporary presence, with layers of architecture mapping the time between. Stretched along the banks of two rivers, the Rhône and Saône, this university city is centred around its enormous square, La Place Bellecour. This dominates the 19th-century Presqu’ile district, and it’s a 5-minute taxi ride or 15-minute metro ride from the station. Presqu’ile is home to the Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon (the place for fine art after the Louvre), the Hôtel de Ville and Opéra Nouvel. This is the beating heart of the city and a great place for dining! Foodies will be in gastro-heaven sampling the renowned Lyonnaise cuisine here.
Fourvière Hill, also known as ‘the hill that prays’, provides incredible panoramas of Lyon. Its white-marble Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière rises above ‘Old Lyon’. This Renaissance district along the Saône is the second largest Renaissance area after Venice, and it’s an enchanting maze of cobblestone streets and picturesque courtyards. Lyon’s Cathédrale Saint-Jean, dating back to the 12th century, is its dominating attraction. Metro line D takes visitors from the station to the Old Town in just over 20 minutes, with funicular stations making the climb up the hill easier. For travellers looking for a green space to relax in after their journey, tranquil Parc de la Tête d'Or is a 30-minute walk north from Lyon-Part-Dieu station.
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