Lyon, France's third largest city, is by far the best French-city experience you can receive if you don't want the over-priced hustle and bustle of touristy Paris or the Riviera feel of Marseille. fly with Austrian Airlines to Lyon and head straight downtown to the picturesque city on the Rhône river, with a transfer of less than 30 minutes from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. Located in the central-east area of France, the country's gastronomic capital is home to the finest chefs and cuisine for those looking for the best French dining experience. An evening walk in the Centre-Ville and stopping at one of the countless 'Bouchons' for some local wine, 'coq au vin' or 'saucisson de Lyon' is a must. Lyon has an extremely rich history and visiting the Croix-Rousse area and of course the unmissable Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière on the hill should definitely be on your sightseeing plans.