Follow in the footsteps of the plucky Resistance fighters, and explore Lyon’s dark and winding traboules, hidden away behind hulking doorways.
2 Musée Gallo-Romain
Vienne is run through with Roman remains, though this vast plot, across the river in St-Romain-en-Gal, offers the most intriguing insight into the daily life and domestic architecture of Roman France.
3 Lyon’s restaurants
Food is king here, with award-winning chefs and Michelin stars galore, though for an alternative take on Lyonnais cuisine, make a beeline for one of the city’s famous bouchons.
Take a trip around this verdant countryside dotted with pretty hilltop villages and lush vineyards yielding some of the country’s most distinctive wines, such as Cru Beaujolais.
5 Montélimar nougat
Without doubt, the best place to gorge on the moreish bonbon made of sweet honey and crunchy nuts.