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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.

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Tourist attractions Lyons : Things to see and do

  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    20 place 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 inte..

  • Vieux Lyon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    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..

  • Printing press museum Recommended Recommended

    13 rue de la Poulaillerie F - 69002 Lyon

    The role of the bank in the commercial and industrial rise of Lyon is shown in the first rooms. But what attracts above all your attention is the section devoted to the history of the printing press, from wood engravings to photo composition. Some ol..

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Hotels Lyons

  • Le Saint Pierre des Terreaux

    8 Rue Paul Chenavard F - 69001 Lyon

    Located on the Presqu’Ile in central Lyon, hotel Saint Pierre is 350 metres from Hotel de Ville Metro and a 10 minute walk from Vieux Lyon. It offers free Wi-Fi. Set within an 18th-century building, each guest room is equipped with a private bathro..

  • Hotel Moderne

    15 rue Dubois F - 69002 Lyon

    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..

  • Grand Hotel des Terreaux

    16 rue Lanterne F - 69001 Lyon

    This hotel is located on Lyon’s Presqu’île and offers an indoor swimming pool and rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Set in a 19th century building in historical center of Lyon, between the Rhône and the Saône rivers, this hotel is 350 metres..

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Leisure activities Lyons

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Restaurants Lyons

  • Balthaz'art Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    7 rue des Pierres-Plantées F - 69001 Lyon

    You have to earn your meal at this restaurant located near the top of La Croix-Rousse! Housed in the former French Communist Party HQ, red dominates the interior, and Picasso and Modigliani prints hang on the walls. The imagination and beauty found i..

  • L'Ourson qui Boit Quite comfortable restaurant 

    23 rue Royale F - 69001 Lyon

    The Japanese chef at this contemporary bistro has worked in some of the finest restaurants. His cuisine blends the subtle flavours of yuzu and ginger with traditional French ingredients - all at reasonable prices. Not to be missed!

  • Le Jean Moulin Quite comfortable restaurant 

    22 rue Gentil F - 69002 Lyon

    Find great value at this elegant, welcoming bistro, opened in late 2011 by a chef who trained at some of the top establishments (Bocuse, Viannay, Pic). The cooking is not so different from the man himself: lively, serious, tasteful, colourful and gen..

  • Jour de Marché Quite comfortable restaurant 

    14 rue Molière F - 69006 Lyon

    This small 'bistronomique' restaurant, located close to the quays, is aptly named. The menu is changed every day depending on produce available at the market and is full of surprises. Try dishes like: hake roasted in its skin, mushroom and hazelnut b..

  • Alex Comfortable restaurant 

    44 boulevard des Brotteaux F - 69006 Lyon

    Alex is the chef (and owner) of this chic and simple restaurant. He concocts well-crafted cuisine with beautifully fresh ingredients picked up at market.

  • Le Garet Quite comfortable restaurant 

    7 rue du Garet F - 69001 Lyon

    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.

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