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Spending time in Lyon after river cruise

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Spending time in Lyon after river cruise

Our river cruise (AMA Waterways) ends in Lyon on 11/15/12 which is the day of the Beaujolais release. Are there festivities in Lyon during the release? Should we spend a night or two in Lyon after the cruise before we head to Paris? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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1. Re: Spending time in Lyon after river cruise

I'm not a specialist, but as far as I know

The most important festivities take place in the Beaujolais area: for example last yuear in Beaujeu they had a wine tasting conquest and fireworks, waiting for the midnight "ceremony" of the release.

Even if you don't understand all of it (the website is in French), have a look at the pictures:


I wouldn't call "festivities" what is going on in Lyon, but most wine bars will have a special evening with wine and may be music (they definitely have music at l'Harmonie des Vins).


Interesting enough, people in Lyon don't drink Beaujolais, they drink Côtes du Rhönes! Beaujolais is for Parisians and for export!

But besides the Beaujolais thing, Lyon is definitely a beautiful city, which desserves a stopover after your cruise!

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