LANDMARKS AND MUSEUMS
Lyon owes its distinctive character to its historical and cultural sites: The famous Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the Gadagne Modern Art Museum, the unmissable silk worker houses, the Institut Lumière…
Visit Vieux Lyon and discover its network of hidden “traboules” (passageways), book a seat on one of the cruise boats which will take you between the Rivers Rhône and Saône on a journey through time between Roman history and the new Confluences Museum.
Lyon is represented by a symphony of flavours and colours and the open-air market stalls at Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. There are also close to 4000 restaurants.
The most typical are the traditional Bouchons Lyonnais® which guarantee culinary tradition and home-made, high-quality family fare. But tradition here co-exists alongside creativity. The city is experiencing a culinary revolution as new restaurants with incredible concepts behind them are opening. A real laboratory of tastes and concepts in the world of gastronomy is in action!
Historically the capital of silk, textiles and jewellery, Lyon has today turned its sights to a kind of fashion with multiple influences. Shopping lovers tend to head straight for the Presqu’île peninsula. The “Carré d’Or” area around Place des Jacobins and Place Bellecour focuses fully on luxury brands. For lovers of unusual shopping opportunities, the Village des Créateurs on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse Hill is where fashion diversity is best expressed! The Village is famous for its crafts and artisans working with silk. Lyon has more than 200 antique dealers. Another must-see area is the City of Antique Shops or, for early bird bargain hunters, Les Puces du Canal, the second biggest flea market in France with more than 400 exhibitors each week.
Lyon is just brimming with new happenings and major events for all tastes!
From the Festival of Lights, the must-see Lyon event during which the city is decked out in a thousand lights.
Via the Nuits Sonores Festival which is the biggest electronic culture festival in France, and the Nuits de Fourvière, a multidisciplinary festival taking place in the Ancient Theatres of Fourvière.
To the Dance and Modern Art Biennales which take place every two years, and the Lumière Film Festival dedicated to the history of cinema… You’ll always find a good reason to come to Lyon.
Tempted by a getaway in Lyon? History, culture, entertainment and gastronomy all await you for three days of fast-paced discovery in Lyon.
From visiting Vieux Lyon and its hidden “traboule” passageways, via the Parc de la Tête d’Or, to the variety of museums dotted around the city, Lyon offers a wealth of activities in which to immerse yourself while you are in the area.
From the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, via the Presqu’île and the Parc de la Tête d’Or, don’t miss the must-see sites in Lyon.
Be guided by our careful advice: you will see everything essential in little time and in a personalised way. You’ll enjoy a unique experience which will reveal the true spirit of Lyon.
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