Discover Lyon’s countless delights
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6 experiences in Lyon to be lived to their fullest!
Enjoy a quenelle in one of Lyon's "bouchon" restaurants.
There's a wide range of specialities to be had in the city's famous bouchons! Try a Salade Lyonnaise or Cervelle de Canut, and for a truly authentic experience, look out for the "Bouchon Lyonnais" quality label. It guarantees that restaurants prepare their food in keeping with Lyon's traditions, and regularly serve the classic morning meal known as a "mâchon".
As the World Capital of Gastronomy and city of the famous chef Paul Bocuse, Lyon offers an incredibly rich range of cuisine thanks to its 4,000 restaurants, and boasts a reputation supported by gastronomic restaurants, talented young chefs devoted to producing creative fare, and century-old brasseries.
Wander through the traboules in the Vieux-Lyon and Croix-Rousse areas.
Have you ever seen a traboule? These passageways are typical of Lyon, and were designed to link two parallel streets by passing through buildings and inner courtyards. They are open to curious visitors in both areas!
Having witnessed more than 2000 years of history, Lyon’s city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998. There are many treasures for visitors to discover, from the ancient site of Fourvière, to the narrow Renaissance streets of Vieux-Lyon, the silk workshops of the Croix-Rousse and the squares and monuments of the Presqu’île district. Nothing compares to our guided tours to discover all the hidden secrets!
Cycle along the banks of Rhône
Grab a self-service Velo’v bicycle and head off along the banks of Rhône to discover their bustling, urban atmosphere. Then set off in search of the city's monuments before enjoying an open-air break on board one of the many barges moored along the river!
The banks in the northern part of the city will take you to Tête d’Or Park, with its free zoo, lake and botanical garden. This is Lyon's beating heart and the largest urban park in France, and greatly contributes to the quality of life that has been so well preserved here in this city built on a human scale.
Be amazed by the orange cube in the Confluence district
Stroll along the Saône to discover the former Port Rambaud with its rehabilitated industrial buildings in contrasting shapes and colours designed by some of the world's greatest architects. Highly symbolic of this revival is the orange cube by Jakob + MacFarlane, which is a great backdrop for a spot of photography!
Having been restored to the locals after centuries of industrial activity, the Confluence district is now symbolic of an eco-friendly city firmly focused on the future. Extend your tour to the southern limits of the Presqu’île where the Musée des Confluences features futuristic architecture and invites visitors to go back in time to discover the story of mankind.
Light a tealight on the evening of the 8 December
On the 8 December, the inhabitants of Lyon are in the habit of perpetuating a tradition of placing candles on their windowsills. This has even become an unmissable event called the Fête des Lumières (Festival of Lights) that attracts visitors from all over the world for 4 evenings of popular festivities with sights that light up the city.
The city of Lyon is internationally recognised in this field, and adorns itself with light every night of the year, highlighting its monuments at nightfall to create a romantic and magical atmosphere.
Walk in the footsteps of the first filmmakers in Rue du Premier Film
Rue du Premier Film in the Monplaisir district was the setting of the very first film in history entitled "La sortie des usines Lumière". Just a few steps away, in their former family home, you'll be told about the lives of Auguste and Louis Lumière, and the various stages that resulted in their great discovery: the cinematograph!
From the works of art in the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum) located in an ancient convent to the treasures to be found in the Musée des Tissus (Textile Museum) nestled in a private townhouse, some twenty museums cover a wide range of unique and varied topics. And all are included in the Lyon City Card!
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