Heading into the unknown: 5 destinations to discover from Lyon

Yerevan, Bucharest, Belgrade, Podgorica and Tirana: destinations with plenty of surprises in store!

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Février 2020


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Looking for escape and adventure?

Discover the must-see destinations for a holiday full of discovery!

Ready for a break? Forget the usual postcard landscapes and let yourself be seduced by places that are brimming with unsuspected beauty.

Yerevan, Bucharest, Belgrade, Podgorica and Tirana offer you authentic experiences, far from the crowds and stereotypes, for a journey of exploration!

Whether you're looking for fascinating stories, flavours or breathtaking scenery, these destinations promise a memorable stay.

Let yourself be tempted by adventure and set off to discover these extraordinary places, accessible by direct flight from Lyon!

Erevan Arménie

1. Yerevan

A vibrant, thousand-year-old capital,  Yerevan offers a unique blend of history, culture and modernity.

Explore its many historical and religious places, such as Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Khor Virap Monastery and Matenadaran, a research institute for ancient manuscripts. Stroll through its lively districts, such as the city centre and the Vernissage, a colourful open-air market. 

Try the rich and tasty Armenian cuisine, with traditional dishes such as khorovats (grilled kebabs), tolma (stuffed vine leaves) and ghapama (stuffed pumpkin).

Don't miss a visit to Mount Ararat, a dormant volcano and Armenia's national symbol.

From Lyon airport, Yerevan is a 4h30 hour flight with the airline Transavia

Flight Lyon Yerevan

Roumanie Bucarest

2. Bucharest

Nicknamed the "Little Paris" of the East, Bucharest is an elegant and romantic city. Admire its Belle Époque architecture, stroll through its many parks and gardens, such as Cișmigiu Park and Herăstrău Park, and visit its fascinating museums, such as the National Museum of Romanian Art and the Village Museum.

Don't miss the Palace of Parliament, one of the largest administrative buildings in the world, and stroll through the historic Lipscani district.

For a nature break, visit the Danube delta, a nature reserve unique in Europe!

With Wizz Air, you're only 2 hours from Lyon, and all by direct flight!

Flight Lyon Bucharest

Serbie Belgrade

3. Belgrade

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Discover its rich history by visiting the Kalemegdan fortress and the Nikola Tesla museum.

Explore its lively neighbourhoods, such as Skadarlija, the bohemian old town, or Savamala, the trendy district.

Don't miss out on Belgrade's lively life by attending one of its many festivals, such as the EXIT Festival or the Belgrade Beer Fest, or sample its tasty cuisine, based on traditional dishes such as cevapcici (grilled sausages), pljeskavica (minced steak) and sarma (stuffed cabbage)!

Only a 1h50 flight from Lyon with Air Serbia, Belgrade is the ideal destination for all lovers of history and culture.

Flight Lyon Belgrade

Montenegro Podgorica

4. Podgorica

Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, is a young and dynamic city. Located in the heart of the country, it is an ideal base from which to explore Montenegro's many natural wonders, such as Durmitor National Park, the Mouths of Kotor and Lake Skadar. Visit the Millennium Bridge, the historic city centre and Podgorica's many museums.

For the adventurous, don't miss a rafting trip on the River Tara!

With direct flights operated by Air Montenegro, Podgorica is just 1 hour 50 minutes from Lyon!

Flight Lyon Podgorica

Albanie Tirana

5. Tirana

Fly from Lyon to discover Albania's colourful capital, Tirana.

Discover its modern city centre, numerous museums and lively nightlife.

Explore the historic districts, such as Blloku and Skanderbeg Square.

Taste simple, tasty Albanian dishes such as Fërgesë (pepper stew), Byrek (puff pastry) and Tavë kosi (lamb with yoghurt).

And for a complete break from it all, be sure to visit the Albanian Riviera, with its stunning beaches️ and turquoise waters.

Thanks to Wizz Air and Transavia, Tirana is only a 2-hour flight from Lyon airport, for a holiday full of discovery!

Flight Lyon Tirana