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France and switzerland

Amazing trip in south France and Switzerland

nicolas quintero
by nicolas quinteroAbout Me:Currently working and living in Bogotá, Colombia. My favorite hobby is traveling and discovering new restaurants! read more

EuropeFrance, Switzerland5 days / August 2017

Highs & Lows


Expensive geneve

Itinerary Overview

I was with my brother in an Euro trip, this time we went to Montpellier, Lyon and Genève, three amazing cities. Our first stop was Montpellier in the south of France, we stayed there at a hotel near the “Place de la Comédie” which is the most iconic place of Montpellier, as we were staying in the heart of the city we didn’t had to use the public transport (just for going to the beach). We stayed there for just one night, the first day we stroll around the Place and the old city, after that we went to the cathedral if you like gothic buildings this is a must! After Montpellier we arrived at Lyon, we have been several times to this amazing city, as we lived there for a while, I can give you advice of everything in Lyon! Places to eat, what to visit, the best hotels or Airbnb for staying. I truly recommend visiting Lyon as it is known as the “Gastronomic capital of France” restaurants there are completely amazing, and you can find the “Halles de Paul Bocuse” which is a food market who offers the finest food, this time in Lyon we stayed at a friend house near Hotel de Ville. Our last stop was Genève in Switzerland, we took a bus for around 10 euros (pretty cheap) and its actually really near Lyon one hour and a half or so. We stayed at a hotel but it was really expensive (everything in Switzerland is) so I recommend going just for the day to Genève, you can visit every touristic place in just one day! We stayed at a hotel just in front of the train station it was called “Hotel Bernina Geneva” it was good but I if you are trying to save money it would be better not to stay.

  • 1 Night: Montpellier
    beach and landscapes
  • 3 Nights: Lyon
    Awesome food
  • 1 Night: Geneva

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Not staying in Geneve, a one day trip would be enough

  • How was the food?

    Visit Paul Bocouse in Lyon

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Geneve is expensive

  • Transportation Tips?

    Metro and tram are the best!

  • Any surprises?

    no, everything was perfect!