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Cheap flights to Rhône-Alpes

Rhône-Alpes is one of the 27 regions of France. With a total area of 43,698 square kilometers, it is France's largest region in terms of size and the second largest in population. Rhône-Alpes comprises of the departments Ain, Ardèche, Drôme, Isère, Loire, Rhône, Savoie, and Haute-Savoie. The capital is Lyon, the second-largest metropolitan area in France (after Paris). Due to its climactic and topographic variation, the region has a wide diversity of landscapes.

What to see & do

Parc de la Tête d'Or - Parc de la Tête d'Or, or Park of the Golden Head, is an urban park in Lyon. It has an area of 117 hectares and features a large lake. The park is popular with joggers and cyclists, and receives a large number of visitors during the summer. Sports facilities can be found within the park, from mini-golf, to horse-riding. At the northern end of the park is a small zoo that houses giraffes, elephants, tigers, and a few other animals.

Aquarium du Grand Lyon - Aquarium du Grand Lyon, also known as Aquarium de Lyon, is a public aquarium in the La Mulatière district of Lyon. The aquarium has 47 tanks that hold a total of over 1,000,000 liters of water. It is divided into five sectors: local wildlife, temperate waters, tropical waters, tropical seas, and shark pit. The aquarium also features an attraction called "The Five Senses", wherein visitors can touch some of the aquatic animals. There are about 5,000 fish and other aquatic animals of 300 species.

Mont Blanc - Mont Blanc, or Monte Bianco, is the highest mountain in the Alps and, rising at a height of 4,810 meters (15,781 feet) above mean sea level, is the highest peak in Europe outside of the Caucasus range. The mountain can easily be reached from the town and resort of Chamonix, situated at the foot of Mont Blanc itself. Visitors ride the tram to the top of the Aiguille-du-midi, a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif, then ride the cable cars across to the Italian side of the mountain.

How to get around within Rhône-Alpes

Rhône-Alpes is a major European transit hub. It connects northern France and Europe to the Mediterranean Sea. The ski resorts in the region are all connected by major highways and paved mountain roads. Lyon has four metro lines, and, along with Grenoble and Saint-Étienne, makes use of street cars and a large network of buses. Note that metros and trams generally run from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, and some bus lines no longer run after 9:00 p.m.

How to get there

Travelers going to Rhône-Alpes arrive at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport in Lyon and Grenoble Isère International Airport in Grenoble. Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport, formerly Lyon Satoals Airport, is located 20 kilometers east southeast of the city center of Lyon. Airlines that operate to Lyon include Air Algérie, Air France, easyJet, HOP!, Royal Airlines, Transavia.com France, Tunisair, and Vueling. These airlines connect Lyon to other European cities. Grenoble–Isère Airport operates seasonal flights between the Grenoble city in the Isère département and London, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Brest, Guernsey, Rennes, Southampton, Manchester, Stockholm, Rotterdam, Nantes, Barcelona, Warsaw, and Yeadon.

Flights to Rhône-Alpes

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