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The best time to visit the city of Lyon, France is in the spring. The weather is nice, not too hot and not too cold, and the city offers an array of things to do as well its many year round attractions. Lyon may not have the world-famous monuments such as the Eiffel tower in Paris, but it does have colorful neighborhoods perfect for walking or biking through in spring time, which hide their own architectural marvels. Reserve your car hire in Lyon and explore all its fresh spring glory.
This 105 hectare English style garden is one of the largest and most popular parks in France. In the spring you can see its many attractions come to life. It is known for its large greenhouses, botanical garden, rose garden, and "African plain" where animals are allowed to wander in a natural-style environment. If you are visiting with a family this is an excellent stop to make in your Lyon car hire.
Lyon has many safe cycling routes and you can find a map which lists them online or at many locations around Lyon. The city offers a popular public bicycle service called Vélo'v, which allows you to pick up and drop off bikes at over 300 points around the city! Why explore the streets by foot when you could do it on a bike? There is even an iPhone app called Vélo which can help you find a bike or a free parking slot!
Take a daytrip to Lyon's only inhabitable Island on the river Saône. Visit one of its historic churches or simply come to enjoy its beautiful greenery in the springtime.