1 Traboules

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.

4 Beaujolais

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.

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