Things to see and do - Lyons
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The capital of Gaul, Lugdunum, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built on two hills at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. With a history stretching back twenty centuries, the third largest city in France boasts Gallo-Roman ruins, a Renaissance district, Classical-style mansions on the Presqu’île and the silk workers’ houses of the Croix-Rousse quarter, as well as some fine modern architecture. Renowned for its quality of life, Lyon is also famous for its fine cuisine.
Tourist attractions Lyons : Things to see and do
20 pl. des Terreaux F - 69001 Lyon
In the chancel that has been converted into a garden statues by Bourdelle, Duret and Rodin will greet you. The renovated museum has a wonderful panorama of the world of art which make it one of the best Fine Art museums in France. Collections of in..
Rue St-Jean F - 69005 Lyon
Old Lyon Stretches from the River Saône to Fourvière and is comprised of three districts (Saint-John, Saint-Paul et Saint-Georges). The old town used to be the centre of industry and the home of the Lyons silk workers. At the end of Francois I's reig..
34 r. de la Charité F - 69002 Lyon
The collections of this conservatory of the art of the cloth are designed around two great opposing poles- the West and East. Some magnificent Lyon silks and the production of one of its illustrious inventors Philippe de Lassalle illustrate Frenc..
10 rue Dubois F - 69002 Lyon
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Hotel de Bretagne is located in central Lyon, in the heart of the Presqu’Ile and a 5-minute walk from the old town. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access. The guest rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, heating and cable TV. Hotel de Bretagne ..
15 rue Dubois F - 69002 Lyon
Prix Prices from : 60 €
Set in a 19th-century building, this 2-star hotel is located in the centre of Lyon, between Rhone and Saone Rivers. With a 24-hour reception, it offers free Wi-Fi and an on-site bar. It is just 750 metres from Old Lyon. All the rooms at Hotel Modern..
9 rue Sainte Catherine F - 69001 Lyon
This 2-star hotel is just 600 metres from Saint-Paul Train Station and a 10-minute walk from the historic district. It features an interior patio and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access. The soundproofed rooms have an LCD TV with satellite channels, ..
Leisure activities Lyons
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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lyon on a hop-on hop-off tour! Sightsee at your own pace aboard an open-top, double-decker bus. You can hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 12 stops along the route to see Lyon's top attrac..
Indulge in a traditional Lyon-style meal in the convivial atmosphere of Chabert et Fils. This authentic bistro serves up hearty dishes inspired by local and seasonal produce. Stews, sweetbreads, and chitterlings are prepared with gusto and flair in a..
Leave Lyon and travel to the beautiful Beaujolais wine-making region, just south of Burgundy. On this relaxing half-day trip, enjoy a comfortable drive north with your local guide and spend the afternoon exploring the area's scenic landscape. Journey..
8 r. Plâtre F - 69001 Lyon 01
Classic cuisine has pride of place here with dishes like scrambled eggs with truffle and roast pigeon. The decor features wood panelling, purple wall coverings and crystal chandeliers.
8 r. Major Martin F - 69001 Lyon 01
This is an indubitable academy of Lyonnaise cuisine. The decor has not changed for years, with its checked napkins and saucisson hanging from the ceiling, nor has its great ambience.
31 r. du Bât-d'Argent F - 69001 Lyon 01
Spinach cream and striped mullet, game pie with flaky pastry - modern day cuisine served with reverence under the vaults of this elegant 16C Jesuit refectory.
1 r. Pleney F - 69001 Lyon
This Lyon institution founded in 1904 has kept its affluent setting and its convivial atmosphere. Excellent ingredients combine to produce hearty gourmet dishes.
27 r. de l'Arbre Sec F - 69001 Lyon 01
A modest and elegant place. The exposed stone adds a little je ne sais quoi, which makes the difference, just like the chef's fresh gastronomic cuisine.
7 r. Garet F - 69001 Lyon 01
This veritable institution is well known among aficionados of Lyonnais cuisine. Calf's head, tripe, dumplings and andouillette sausages are served in a convivial atmosphere and in a typical setting.