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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

  • Hotel de Paris

    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 ..

  • Le Saint Pierre des Terreaux Two stars Two stars

    8 Rue Paul Chenavard F - 69001 Lyon

    Prix Prices from : 70 €

    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..

  • Hôtel Le Boulevardier

    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..

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Leisure activities Lyons

  • Prices from : 25 €

    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..

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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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

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