Venice, a superb journey back in time 2 hours from Lyon!
The epitome of a romantic city, the city of the Doges is the delight of lovers in search of an exceptional trip.
Its heritage gems, from its canals to its palaces by way of St-Mark’s Square, ensure a stay that is out of the ordinary, particularly during its remarkable carnival, which draws in crowds from all over the world. However, in Venice, you also have to get off the beaten track to discover the hidden gems of a city that has always fascinated artists.
Useful information about Venice
Take a Gondola along the Grand Canal
You can't visit Venice without taking a ride in a gondola. Yes, the prices are high (around 80 euros for half an hour with up to six people in each gondola) but it is a pure joy to drift along the Grand Canal at dusk as the setting sun lights up the colourful facades.
Drink a Spritz at the Danieli
The Aperol Spritz, a trendy Prosecco and Aperol cocktail, was created in Venice. An alcoholic long drink to be savoured in the legendary and old-fashioned setting of the Danieli, one of the most famous hotels in Venice, opposite the lagoon and just a stone's throw from the Doge's Palace.
Visit the glass factories on Murano Island
Easy to get to by boat, the largest and most famous of the islands in the Venetian Lagoon is definitely worth a day trip. Stroll along the banks of its Grand Canal flanked by charming boutiques, and discover the ancient art of glass blowing, the island's speciality.
Choose your Carnival mask
Venice Carnival usually takes place in February and is one of the most popular carnivals in the world. The lakeside city is awash with dances and evening entertainment for ten days. Before the festivities begin, take time to choose your Pierrot, Harlequin or Colombine costume and mask.
Breakfast in St. Mark's Square
Flanked by buildings that are as impressive as they are majestic (Basilica, Doge's Palace, the bell tower, etc.), Piazza San Marco is probably the most famous square in the world. Best visited very early in the morning before the hordes of tourists descend upon it. Follow your early morning visit with a coffee on the terrace of Caffe Florian.