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Lyons Travel guide
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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
17 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..
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 rue 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 French cl..
11 Rue Grolée F - 69002 Lyon
The Boscolo Grand Hotel Lyon is centrally located near Lyon’s old city. It is on the banks of the Rhone River and within walking distance of Lyon’s pedestrian shopping area. The soundproofed rooms have a classic décor and are air-conditioned and equ..
18 rue Bellecordière F - 69002 Lyon
Located in the Presqu’île District in Lyon just 280 metres from Bellecour Metro Station, Republik Hotel features a 24-hour front desk and air-conditioned rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The guest rooms are decorated in bright colours and ..
4 rue Jussieu F - 69002 Lyon
Set in a haussmann-style building dating from 1894, MGallery Hotel Carlton Lyon is located on Lyon’s Presqu’île and a 5-minute walk from Bellecour Metro Station. It features a spa with a hammam, massages and nail bar, available upon prior reservation..
11 r. Chavanne F - 69001 Lyon
Here originality abounds! The young chef is curious about the world and delivers creative and 'molecular' cuisine. The setting is modern and minimalist.
15 r. Claudia F - 69002 Lyon
Spontaneity and sparkle: L'Effervescence sums it up! Cooking is dynamic for Christophe Hubert, a young but already experienced chef. His dishes are the result of his inspiration, and the suggestions of his (quality) suppliers. He uses even the simple..
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.
22 r. 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..
7 r. des Pierres Plantées F - 69001 Lyon
This restaurant near the top of the Croix-Rousse - formerly the HQ of the French Communist Party - is worth the climb! Predominantly red decor (of course), reproductions by Picasso and Modigliani, and beautiful dishes served with well-chosen wines.
23 r. 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!