Eurostar operates the route between London St. Pancras Station and Lyon, France. Passengers need to make a transfer in Paris; crossing the city from the Paris Gare du Nord to the Paris Gare De Lyon. Travellers arrive in Lyon approximately 6 hours after leaving London. The first train of the day departs St. Pancras just after 5:30 a.m., trains then leave approximately every half hour until 5:30 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays the first train departs just before 8:30 a.m.
Lyon is a picturesque city in the Rhones-Alps region of France which has been continuously occupied for over 2,000 years. Visitors will find different evidence of this occupation as they explore. Lyon is known for its 'painted walls' and over 100 trompe-l'oeils which can be found around the city. Visitors will enjoy a stroll around the cobbled streets of Old Lyon, found on a narrow strip along the River Saone. Here narrow Medieval and Renaissance roads and alleys can be found with 15th and 17th century buildings built by wealthy merchants.