I always found the answers to travel questions here very interesting, so here it goes: At the end of August/beginning of September, we want to go on a little post-conference vacation in the south of France. Our plan is to rent a car in Lyon and fly back two weeks later from Marseille.
Do you have any tips and recommendations for us? Anything special we should keep in mind regarding to renting a car?
We thought that the area of Languedoc-Roussillon is not as crowded as the Cotê d'Azure, so which cities should we visit?
Primarily visiting some interesting places and relaxing at the beach is planned but tips for some short hikes are also highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
posted by ironicon
on May 18, 2014 -
If you have attended the Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights) in Lyon, do you recommend it? Even for a non francophone, who is also not too fond of cold weather? [more inside]
posted by just_another_one
on Sep 5, 2013 -
I'm going to Lyon this weekend and will be free from late Saturday evening to about noon on Sunday. I'm into food and photography but am on a super-tight budget, so I'm looking for both some cheap, tasty delights and some particularly pretty little corners of the city. I'm staying in Vieux Lyon, going to a concert in Villeurbanne, and can speak French.
posted by mdonley
on Mar 19, 2009 -
What is the legality of posting flyers to telephone poles and similar public spaces in Lyon, France, for the purpose of advertising a private, for-profit service such as language tutoring? Or: where online can I find this information? Another in a series of questions about the city. . .
posted by Evstar
on Sep 11, 2008 -
I'm thinking of taking a day/weekend trip from Lyon (Rhône-Alpes) to... somewhere. I'd like the destination city to be pretty close. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Apr 17, 2008 -
I'm probably going to spend a year living in Lyon. Two concerns: I'm a musician and would like to keep in practice while I'm there; and I need to work to survive. What is there that I'm qualified for? [more inside]
posted by Evstar
on Mar 8, 2008 -
I'm moving to Grenoble, France next week to begin a Masters in International Business.
Normally, I have a tendency to arrive in new places blind, not knowing what to do but extremely excited by the mystery of the unknown. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno
on Aug 28, 2007 -
[FranceFilter] I'm an early 20s Canadian doing a 4-month internship near Lyon, France in January. I have a few nagging questions before I leave. [more inside]
posted by KevCed
on Nov 30, 2006 -
I'm going on a six month exchange to Lyon, France, in August and I'd like to play football (soccer) while I'm over there. I can play at a reasonable level, and I'd be in open womens agewise. Ideally I'd play through university (Lumiere) or in a club with a similar group of people, but I'm having trouble finding specific club information online. [more inside]
posted by jacalata
on May 6, 2006 -
Selling-Furniture-in-France: Any suggestions for websites to post to to sell furniture in France (specifically in Lyon)? Craiglist, for instance, seems to have a rather small following in this town. Any other thoughts/secrets to selling stuff in France are appreciated.... [more inside]
posted by rumbles
on Apr 2, 2006 -