Despite Lyon being a modern city, it hasn't forgotten its' roots and tourists will witness these through the city's preserved structures, monuments, preserved relics and their local cuisine.
October is the last month of summer and the average daytime high temperature can be expected to be around 16°C (61°F). Visitors will find that they will need to pack warmer clothing for their visit, especially in the evenings when the temperature can drop as low as 7°C (45°F).
Lyon experiences an average of 77mm (about 3 inches or so) of precipitation in October. It normally rains on around 12 days out of the month but visitors can still look forward to roughly 7 hours of sunshine per day.
One of the most interesting things to see and do is to visit one of the many vineyards and see the harvesting of the grapes. If visitors are lucky, they may be able to taste the new wine from the previous year's harvest. Kanpai Tours can arrange a wine tasting tour, as well as river boating tours to other cities in France.
The Hotel du Theatre is centrally located between the Saint-Jean area and Bellecour place and is ideal for holiday travellers on a budget. The price is extremely affordable and the hotel has received great reviews. They offer breakfast and free Wi-Fi in the rooms and there are lots of other restaurants in the area within a short walking distance. This hotel is a great jumping off point for exploring the rest of the city.