Travel to Lyon

Travel Lyon

Located in the southeast of France, in the Rhone-Alpes region, Lyon is a town surrounded by very mountainous country. Nestled in the confluence of the Rhone and the Saone, it offers remarkably beautiful views of these two rivers and the buildings that surround them. With its thousand different aspects, Lyon is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities that you can visit in France.

City of a Thousand Possibilities

People visit the city of Lyon to admire verdant landscapes, shop in countless boutiques, eat in fine restaurants, party into the small hours of the morning, go to shows, take walks in neighbourhoods full of history, and admire historic monuments. In fact, Lyon offers countless possibilities. They is so much to do that your head will spin while deciding among options!

A Tour of Old Lyon on Foot

One of the oldest parts of the city is also a favourite with tourists who come in large numbers to shop and eat in restaurants along cobbled pedestrian streets, such as Rue Saint-Jean, one the most popular in the area. The main street of the district of the same name, it is not to be missed while visiting Lyon.

An Extraordinary Gastronomy

In Lyon, you will also have the opportunity to meet some of the greatest French chefs, so take advantage of their presence to enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many gourmet restaurants that welcome tourists with a discerning palate.

Lyon bars no holds with regards to the culinary arts; everything is done to please those with a superior sense of taste. Several restaurants serve dishes that can be judged as works of art. Such is the case at Mère Brazier or la Maison Clovis, to name a couple. Many say that Lyon is the city where you eat the best in France, which is saying something!

Interestingly, all the addresses labelled “Bouchon Lyonnais” are guaranteed, by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lyon, to offer you an exhilarating dining experience. Look for them during your stay in Lyon. 

The Lyon City Card Lets You See Lyon in the Blink of an Eye

Those who don't have much time to visit Lyon and who love culture will  undoubtedly appreciate the Lyon City Card, which gives free access to the city's 22 museums. You can buy passes for one, two, or three days, depending on the length of your stay. What is interesting is that a visitor can both actually and virtually have the opportunity to tour the city through its many museums.

Lyon Cruise

What's even better, the card allows you access to a boat cruise so that you can have a guided tour of Lyon to help you admire its most beautiful attractions, in addition to making many other activities available to travellers. Armed with this card, there is no chance of you being bored for a minute during your trip to Lyon!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best places to visit in Lyon include Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Old Town (Vieux Lyon), Place Bellecour, Parc de la Tête d'Or, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, traboules, Cathédrale Saint-Jean, Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse, and Croix-Rousse hill.
You can get to Lyon from Saint-Exupéry Airport using the tram, Rhônexpress, shuttles, taxis, or ridesharing services.
Traditional Lyonnaise dishes to try include quenelle, tablier de sapeur, andouillettes, salade lyonnaise, cervelle de canut, Saint-Marcellin cheese, and bugnes.
The best time to visit Lyon is in spring (April to June) and fall (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and tourist sites are less crowded.
Yes, you can take cruises on the Saône and Rhône rivers in Lyon to discover the city from a different perspective.
Annual events not to miss in Lyon include the Festival of Lights in December, Nuits de Fourvière festival in summer, Biennale of Contemporary Art, and Beaujolais Nouveau Festival in November.
You can get around using public transportation in Lyon by using the metro, tram, buses, bike-sharing (Vélo'v), and funiculars.
Lively neighborhoods for nightlife in Lyon include Croix-Rousse slopes, Saône riverbanks, Rhône riverbanks, Place des Terreaux, and Presqu'île districts.
Family-friendly attractions in Lyon include Parc de la Tête d'Or, Musée Miniature et Cinéma, Planetarium de Vaulx-en-Velin, and Courzieu Animal Park.
You can find the best gastronomic specialties in Lyon at traditional Lyonnais bistros, food markets like Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse, and historic brasseries around the city.
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