Lyon city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Now within striking distance of London thanks to the new direct Eurostar service, France’s second city is bursting with cultural ambition, with festivals, new museums and a revamped dockland area. And its famous food and wines just get better …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities