Do you want to soak up the history of Budapest, a city with remarkable heritage, often called the "Queen of the Danube"?
Embark on a Lyon-Budapest flight and fly to the capital of Hungary!
Have you always dreamt of whiling away the time in a cruise on the tumultuous waters of the Danube? Don't miss Heroes square and its famous museums or Saint-Stephen's Basilica. Unmissable gems in the Hungarian capital!
At the heart of Central Europe, this destination is both cultural and affordable, and suits all types of stay – ideal for a long weekend or a few days' holiday.
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Enjoy a taste of Hungarian culture
The Buda Castle district is one of the jewels of Hungarian culture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is dotted with colourful façades. The Royal Palace on Castle Hill can be reached by cable car and houses the national Hungarian Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. The view from the Fisherman's Bastion is simply stunning.
Experience nightlife in the Kerts
The Kerts are disused buildings that have been transformed into underground bars. Resembling the Szimpla Kert or Szilvuplé, these "ruin pubs" are very popular with young Europeans and feature among the top bars in the world. They offer something for everyone, from quiet to downright crazy. And the added advantage of cheap beer!
Open-air swimming in pleasant company
Need to cool down? Nothing beats an open-air bath in 40-degree water for relaxing. In keeping with past traditions, why not partake in a game of chess? Among these public baths is the largest in Europe: the Széchenyi baths. They are open all day and night, all year round!
Inhale the aromas of the Central Market
Look familiar? The metal framework of the Central market, built in the Ferencváros district in the 1900s, was constructed using the drawings of the famous French engineer Gustave Eiffel. This impressive building is the larder of the Hungarian capital, and a great place to stroll through to get a feel for the local cuisine...
Walk among giants
Visit the Shoes monument in Budapest. This haunting tribute was created on the banks of the Danube to remember the victims of the holocaust. In another vein, the statues that adorn the urban landscape are a strange combination of stone and bronze, and their stronghold is Memento Park, home to the vestiges of the communist era...