Travellers arriving at the French airport of Lyon St Exupery can pick up their hire car from the Europcar hire location from our friendly staff at flexible pick up times.
There are numerous nearby destinations in the region for example Geneva is just an hour and a half away and Dijon two hours.
Exploring Lyon by car
From Lyon St Exupery airport it’s a short 30 minute drive east along the E711 to the city. Once in Lyon visitors can wander through the opulent streets window shopping in expensive boutiques and enjoying the opulent frontages of the hotels and official buildings. Soak up the atmosphere at the Parc de la Tete d'Or popular with families for its zoo, lake and carousel.
Then head to Vieux Lyon and enjoy a café au lait in the shade of Renaissance-era buildings. Continue on your historic tour of the city by stopping by the Notre Dame de Fourviere basilica which offers stunning views of the city below. Winter visitors will love the Fete des Lumieres – Festival of Lights – held in early December.
Gourmands will also appreciate Lyon's gastronomic fare, with its many Michelin-starred restaurants and family run bistros to choose from. The city's most famous chef is Paul Bocuse, the inventor of nouvelle-cuisine. However, all tastes are catered for and visitors looking for some hearty traditional fare need only stop by a local bouchon and order some Andouille or boudin noir.
Car hire in France made easy with Europcar
Picking up your car hire at Lyon St Exupery Airport with Europcar immediately puts you in control of your holiday. Enjoy up to 25% off when you pay online and don't forget to add your extras when you book including child seats, navigational devices and additional drivers.