No, Lyon is not just a big traffic knot on the road to the holidays! The capital of gastronomy, former Gallic capital under the Roman Empire, is a holiday destination! Ideally situated between mountain and ocean, the second city of France easily lends itself to a citybreak. Old Lyon, the popular districts, the traditions and the up-country wineries are enchanting. On electric tricycle or Vélo’v, you will discover the district with a village spirit, preserving their heritage, optical illusions painted on walls dispersed throughout the city, immense squares…Fans of heritage will have much to satisfy their craving for old stones, at the Lugdunum in the Renaissance district, whereas gourmets did well by choosing the homeland of Paul Bocuse, on the edge of the Beaujolais region. You will appreciate the calm in the heart of the city on the banks of the Saône and the Rhône and in its welcoming and extravagant parks. Sportsmen, whether you prefer boules or football, you will always have a good team to support! The birthplace of the Lumière Brothers, of Hector Guimard and of Saint-Exupéry is a land of innovation, and the festival of lights is a joyous way of discovering it.
A few pictures on Lyon
Slightly to the west of the old town lies an even more ancient Lyon constructed on Fourvière Hill. Capital city to the Gaules under the Roman Empire, Lugdunum still remains partially visible thanks to its theatre and the Odéon. The impressive basilica of Fourvières watches over the “praying hill”. Accessibe by cable car, it offers a stunning and timeless stroll.
La Croix Rousse/ The Russet Cross
The connected district
It is on this “working hill” that you will find the canuts, the silk manufacturers. It maintains the same popular charm and the villager’s soul that could have been found when this period ended in the XIX century. Like many others, this popular district is fast becoming the up and coming place to spend your evening.
Le Vieux Lyon/ Old Lyon
The historical district “Le Vieux Lyon”: The old town, following the length Saône River promises a beautiful stroll. This Renaissance district has been effectively well preserved, with its winding “traboules”, gargoyles and colourful houses. The beautifully elegant course of the river, a must see for all tourists, offers a large selection of traditional artisan shops and numerous restaurants to choose from.
Unusual because truly made up of various worlds, the left bank of the Rhone stretches in the east of Lyon. From north to south, you will cross the International City, the Park of the gold Head, Brotteaux, Guillotière and Gerland. Thus, you will pass from the modern business district, with a gigantic green area, before reaching a residential zone with a popular and cosmopolitan district, before reaching the sporty and lively zone sheltering the Gerland Stage.
This area of land between the Saone and the Rhone is a cultural centre made up of many museums and an important commercial zone. It stretches from north to south starting with Compost, passing through Bellecour and finishing in Perrache.
More adapted to your city breaks searches.
New Buzz Zone
Buzz to promote a destination, an hotel, a citybreaker...