About the destination

Built over 2000 years ago, Lyon is a city rich in history. One can observe the heritage of different eras such as the amphitheater dating from the time of the Roman invasion and the churches built during the Renaissance.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations for the following diseases: hepatitis B, influenza, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever and measles. Note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required for flights from Canada and for crossing the United States border.


The official currency of France is the Euro. This currency can be used in most countries of the European Union. If you plan to use your cards at your destination, don’t forget to communicate the dates of your stay in France to your financial institution.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 7 °C 1 °C 48 mm
February 8 °C 1 °C 49 mm
March 13 °C 4 °C 56 mm
April 16 °C 6 °C 75 mm
May 21 °C 11 °C 95 mm
June 24 °C 14 °C 66 mm
July 27 °C 16 °C 59 mm
August 27 °C 16 °C 64 mm
September 23 °C 12 °C 82 mm
October 17 °C 9 °C 90 mm
November 11 °C 4 °C 68 mm
December 7 °C 2 °C 51 mm


The official language of the country is French. There are also several regional dialects derived from it.


“France is a Schengen country. Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Schengen countries. However, you can only travel without a visa for 90 days or less within a 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include days spent in any Schengen country.” – Canadian Government

According to the Canadian Government, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the date of your expected return from the Schengen area.

Things to do in Lyon

Visit of the Old Lyon

This district is part of the UNESCO world heritage. History lovers can visit the impressive cathedrals and museums.

Eat in a Lyon “bouchon” restaurant

A “bouchon lyonnais” is a typical bistro of the city. The ”real” bouchons are identified by an official label. It is the best option to discover the local flavors!

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