Experiencing life in and around Lyon

The locals love their city, which is hardly surprising! They enjoy living in a major city built on a human scale, a city that has everything, but where you can't get lost! A city intersected by two waterways – in this case the Rhône and Saône – naturally develops a particular appeal linked to its river banks and wharfs, the opportunity to enjoy pleasant strolls and river cruises, and to daydream on the terraces of restaurants and cafés…The relaxing appeal of easy living.

This city, which dates back to the year 43 BC, naturally boasts a heritage that its inhabitants are proud of, and which they showcase by keeping it alive. Les Nuits de Fourvière music festival in the city's ancient theatres, and the restaurants, bookshops, art galleries, flea markets and antique fairs in Vieux-Lyon, represent but a few examples. As most of you probably already know, the locals also love their food and encourage a certain art of living, in which the pleasures of taking a leisurely stroll, shopping and enjoying culture are only the tip of the iceberg! It's also very easy to escape from city life here, by enjoying the numerous activities on offer in the city's parks and gardens, or further afield, in the Beaujolais countryside or Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

So, are you ready to discover Lyon?

Restaurants and gastronomy

A city voted World Capital of Gastronomy – the stuff foodie dreams are made of!

Close to nature

Lyon, a city of natural beauty

Like a local

Comme un Lyonnais, les greeters

As a family

Visiting Lyon for a day or for the week-end with your kids?

For lovebirds

The romantic city of Lyon

Eco-friendly

Alternative means of transport

Wine tours

Find out all about the vineyards around Lyon, and taste their various "appellation" wines (in moderation, of course)!

Culture and museums

Past and present, there's so much to see!

Heritage / UNESCO

Lyon has been growing and evolving for 2,000 years!

Nightlife

Party animals, this section is for you!

Collector

Addresses to collect in Lyon

Lyon City Card
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Professionnals

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Press

There is always something happening in Lyon! Our press office reserves you the warmest welcome.

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Business tourism

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Groups

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