Grab FREE tickets for the Tour de Finance
The first stop on the 2013 Tour de Finance is Lyon in the beautiful Rhône-Alpes region. If you live within striking distance, why not come along?
The Tour de Finance was named after the famous cycling race.
Just like the race, it goes around France. Unlike the race, there are no bikes involved, just loads of free, specialist advice on a wide range of subjects.
The day will start with a welcome coffee at 9.30 and the morning is devoted to short seminars. These will cover subjects such as healthcare and financial advice, tax, pensions and currency transfers, as well as topics such as house letting and holiday rentals. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask the speakers specific questions and mingle with other guests over the buffet lunch which is being provided by the organisers.
This is a great opportunity to come along and get free expert advice on a wide range of subjects. You’ll also get to meet up with other people from the local area. There’s even a chance to be entered into the £250 voucher prize draw thanks to The British Corner Shop. Mmm, bacon...
As the event finishes around 2.30, there will be plenty of time to explore Lyon before you return home. Lyon is the largest conurbation in France after Paris and as you’d imagine, is a lively, cosmopolitan city. For all that, it has managed to retain a charming centre. The old town - Vieux-Lyon - is one of Europe’s largest Renaissance neighbourhoods and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Make sure you take time to wander the narrow streets and the famous “traboules”. These are covered passageways linking one street with the next via fabulously restored houses. You could book a two hour walking tour to make sure you see all the hidden treasures. The Parc de la Tete d’Or is also worth a visit. It’s the largest park within a city in France and even contains a zoo! No trip would be complete without visiting the Roman remains and amphitheatre and given the amazing shopping that is to be had (just about every shop you have ever heard of has a presence In Lyon), why not stay overnight and treat yourself to a mini-break?
The Tour de Finance is open to all and entry is entirely free of charge. I really do recommend coming along. SFN readers can pre-book some of the (strictly limited) places by simply following the links below. If Lyon is too far away, fear not, the Tour de Finance continues throughout March and April and the venues are all listed below. Just choose the event that is nearest to you and click on the venue of your choice to book. It’s as simple as that. James and I hope to get to at least one of the events - so hopefully we will see you there!