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
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..
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
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..
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..
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, ..
15 rue Dubois F - 69002 Lyon
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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..
Leisure activities Lyons
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..
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Travel from Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupery to your Central Lyon city hotel. 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 central Lyon city hotel details. Your ..
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..
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.
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..
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..
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!