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Top Tips

  • During the summer months, the roads in and out of Lyon can get very congested. Check the Bison Futé website for traffic updates.
  • Driving with headphones is now illegal in France.
  • Speed camera alert systems on phones and GPS units are also illegal in France.

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Knowing which company offers the best rental experience can be a minefield, so we show ratings and reviews from previous customers next to each listing — giving you honest advice that will assist your decision. We believe in being impartial, and we want you to be completely satisfied with your rental. You can also avoid hidden fuel charges by booking a car with a full-to-full fuel policy (just remember that you will need to refill the tank before dropping the car off).

Enterprise car hire

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Keddy By Europcar car hire

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Day trips from Lyon

Domaine de Lacroix-Laval: This chateau is less than a 30-minute drive from Lyon. Set in a 115-hectare nature reserve with plenty of picnicking spots and walking trails, Domaine de Lacroix-Laval is popular with families and is a great escape from the city. There are elegant formal gardens to enjoy — and the chateau regularly holds cultural events throughout the year.

Grottes Du Cerdon: The Grottes Du Cerdon (or the Caves of Cerdon) lie around an hour’s drive north-east of Lyon. Cut by turbulent water during the Ice Age, these caves are as surreal as they are fascinating. A train takes you to the entrance where you then explore the cave system on foot. Over the millenniums, humans have lived and sought sanctuary in these caves — and traces of their existence can be seen in the cave art that adorns some of the walls.

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez: Located in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat is the picturesque village of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez. Originally a monastery, the village grew up around it as time went by — although most of the religious buildings are now houses. The church, kitchen, monk’s cells and cloister are open to the public. Classed as one of France’s most beautiful villages, Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez is not to be missed.

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