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 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..
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..
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..
16 rue de la Platière F - 69001 Lyon
Set in a 19th century building in the historical centre of Lyon, between the Rhône and the Saône rivers, this hotel is 350 metres from Hôtel de Ville Metro Station and 150 metres from the Museum of Fine Arts and offers free Wi-Fi access. The modern ..
8 Rue Paul Chenavard F - 69001 Lyon
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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..
5, rue de la Fromagerie F - 69001 Lyon
Set in a historical, Renaissance building, Hôtel Le Boulevardier is located in Lyon, just 500 metres from Hôtel de Ville-Louis Pradel Metro Station. Free WiFi access is available. You can relax on the patio with a drink from the bar. Each room featu..
Leisure activities Lyons
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Travel from your Lyon city hotel to Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Lyon city hotel details. Your transfer will be..
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..
This is your passport for exploring the museums and attractions of Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The easy-to-use city card offers total sightseeing freedom, helping you make the most of your stay in Lyon. The Lyon City card includes unlimite..
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..
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!
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..
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..
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.
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.