Lyon is a very accessible city and can be used as a base for both domestic and international flights. For travellers wishing to explore the surrounding areas, it is an inexpensive city to base explorations from.
The average high temperature is 7°C (45°F). It is quite chilly but the weather can be perfect for brisk strolls in order to explore the beautiful sights the city has to offer.
In the evening, the temperature dips as low as 1°C (34°F) so it's advisable to bring extremely warm clothing.
Lyon's average precipitation for February is around 46mm or just under 2 inches. Visitors can expect some form of precipitation on 10 to 12 days of the month. There is generally around 6 hours of sunshine per day but it is advisable to check the weather beforehand.
Lyon has preserved many artifacts and old historically and architecturally important buildings to remind them of their history, which is a contributing factor why it was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Tourists can simply hop on a double-decker bus to any number of great locations including: The Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière, Place Bellecour, The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Old Lyon. There are also several parks and museums to see.
Accommodation in February is easy enough to find, however advanced booking can save a lot of money. One of the best and most economical choices is the Ibis Lyon Centre hotel, which is centrally located in downtown Lyon and very accessible via the public transportation system. It's a small to mid-sized hotel with 53 rooms that are comfortable and well appointed for the price. There's a restaurant and a bar offering food and snacks at any time and there are other restaurants within a short walking distance.
The Kyriad Hotel Croix Rousse is another affordable hotel that is family friendly and centrally located. The rooms are clean and spacious with a soft bed and a tea and coffee set. The breakfast is very tasty and it is definitely a hotel which is worth looking into for the budget minded traveller.