This tourist resort town is situated in the Rhône-Alpes region of France, towards the east of the country. It is a locale that offers plenty to the discerning traveller with its combination of picturesque townscapes and magnificent geological features, most important of which is the Monts d?Or massif. Nature lovers will be thrilled by what this locale has to offer. Those into the arts will also be able to catch a theatrical performance. St. Romain au Mont d?Or is also surrounded by numerous attractions and is only 10km away from Lyon. Chalets surrounded by lush vegetation, simple-but-elegant apartments and guesthouses are some of the kinds of accommodation available for booking in St. Romain au Mont d?Or.
Exploring the Monts d?Or, or the mountains of gold, is an experience anyone who claims to be an avid hiker or nature lover will not want to pass up. To the east of this massif, the slopes are quite steep and these lead to the sandy shores of River Saône. The other side of the mountain presents a gentler incline which is serrated by deep ravines. Sprinkled over this unique landscape are various plant species and the remains of an aqueduct built long ago by the Romans. There are also the relics of stone quarries from which different types of stone were mined for centuries.
Being only 10 or so kilometres away, Lyon should be a part of the itinerary of anyone travelling to these parts. Among its attractions is the Parc de la Tête d?Or which hosts beautiful rose gardens as well as a zoo. This is the perfect place for a family outing. Lyon is also home to some outstanding buildings, some of which are museums containing collections of interesting artworks.
This mountainous locale is characterised by mild, pleasant weather perfect for walking about and sightseeing. Winters are not as cold as in other parts of the country as temperatures rarely stray below freezing. From May temperatures enter the 20s and continue rising to highs of up to 35°C in July. But this is on exceptionally hot days; summer temperatures will normally remain between 25 and 30°C.
Lyon?s airports offer travellers access to this tourist destination. One of these is the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport which was formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport. This airport receives mainly domestic flights from France?s other cities but there are low-cost airlines such as Aer Lingus which ferry in passengers from London and Dublin. And visitors from as far as Casablanca and Istanbul can also get direct flights to Lyon. Alternatively visitors, especially those from beyond Europe, can travel to Charles de Gaulle and get a scheduled flight to Lyon-Saint Exupéry. On arriving there they will find taxis or rental cars that can take them on the 30-minute ride to St Romain au Mont d?Or.