The romantic city of Lyon

With its watercourses, hills and a unique ambiance in each neighbourhood, the city of Lyon forms the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.
Need time to relax as a couple away from the family? Looking for some peace and quiet, just the two of you? Searching for a special place to pop the question?
Here are some handy tips to help you see Lyon through heart-shaped glasses!

Looking for a lovenest

Head to the centre where the whole city is at your fingertips!

Organising a special weekend? La Cour des Loges in the Old Town or La Villa Florentine perched on top of the Fourvière hill will welcome you as truly privileged guests.
Fancy a charming hotel on the Presqu’île? Le Bayard or the Hôtel des Artistes will help you experience the beating heart of the city.

Cour des Loges

Located in the heart of Old Lyon, this striking hotel resembles a city centre palace with decoration that takes you straight back to the Italian...

Hôtel Bayard-Bellecour

Ideally situated right in the very centre of Lyon, on the Place Bellecour, this hotel offers a range of rooms: ‘De Charme’, Deluxe Patio or Deluxe...

La Villa Florentine

This oasis of calm, situated in the heart of Lyon, majestically overlooks the city from the Fourvière hill. The hotel possesses a superb terrace by...

Hôtel des Artistes

For a peaceful stay in the centre of the city, whether for singles or for the whole family, come and spend a restful time in this charming hotel. Try...

The city unveils its secret charm

With a whole host of views, alleyways and monuments lit up against the night sky, you're sure to find the perfect place for you and your loved one.

Looking to reach for the skies? The hills offer amazing views across the city, both day and night! Our favourites are the Jardin des Curiosités in Fourvière and the Jardin des Chartreux in Croix-Rousse.
For peace and quiet in a leafy setting, head for the unmissable Parc de la Tête d'Or. Why not also take a stroll along the banks of the Rhône or Saône rivers at the end of the day, when the light is at its very best?
Turn back time in the narrow medieval streets of the Vieux-Lyon, and slip down a traboule (covered alleyway) to discover some of Lyon's hidden secrets.
As night falls, the monuments in the city centre are bathed in light. The perfect time for strolling hand-in-hand or sharing a praline brioche while sitting on the edge of a fountain!

Garden of Montreal - Belvedere - Curiosities

This 6000 m² garden was created by a team of designers from Montreal. It has a remarkable view and a range of plants that reflect the design team's...

Jardin des Chartreux - Clos St Benoît

This 10.3 hectare garden is a landscaped park consisting of 3 terraces that hug the slope, including rare species such as maclura pomifera (osage...

Tete d'Or Park

The largest and most popular of all the parks in Lyon is the Parc de la Tête d’Or… Inaugurated in 1857, this urban park inspired by English landscape...

River Sâone banks

The banks of the river Saône offer 15 km of pedestrian promenade closest to the water on the left bank, between Confluence and Ile Barbe between...

A few ideas for a romantic table for two...

As the French capital of good food, the city of Lyon is renowned for its “bouchons” (traditional Lyonnais restaurants serving local cuisine), as well as its many gastronomic restaurants.
Admire the view from Le Celest, Les Trois Dômes or Christian Têtedoie's restaurant. Enjoy the prestigious backdrop of the Marguerite or Pierre Orsi restaurants.
Visit Lyon as you enjoy a meal on the Hermès boat.
And to round off the evening with a few drinks, head for L'Antiquaire or Le Fantôme de l’Opéra!

Celest Restaurant

The Celest Bar & Restaurant offers what is, without a doubt, the best view of the city. In this unique setting, travel through an international...

Les Trois Dômes

In the heart of the Antiquaires district near Place Bellecour you'll find the "Les 3 Dômes" gourmet restaurant, perfect for that romantic evening or...

Relais & Châteaux Pierre Orsi - Grand Chef

Pierre Orsi produces delicious gourmet cooking with a high degree of finesse and know-how. The menu reserves plenty of surprises such as the Acadian...

Restaurant Hermès - Lyon City Boat

Hop aboard the Hermès restaurant boat, and take a relaxing trip through a 2,000 year old city. Cruise lunches and dinners are both proposed. Whether...


A classic American bar for connoisseurs of high quality spirits and cocktails, produced from fresh ingredients directly from the producer. A choice of...

Le Fantôme de l'Opéra

A cosy and intimate bar specialising in cocktails, the Fantôme de l’Opéra will delight you with its huge range of high-quality alcohols and spirits....

Looking to relax and pamper yourselves?

A time to take a break or enjoy a relaxing experience while sharing a special moment together

Head for the spa to enjoy a unique setting in some of Lyon's best hotels! The spas at the Métropole and Sofitel hotels are perfect for pampering.
Prefer to slip from one soothing experience to another? The Calicéo complex offers a jacuzzi, spa and steam room for you to enjoy!
Looking for something really special? Why not give the Yachts de Lyon a call to book your own private yacht and experience an outstanding trip on the water

Spa Lyon Plage

Enter this shrine to well-being and enjoy a moment of pure luxury! This outstanding environment designed for the whole family looks forward to...

Sofitel Lyon Bellecour

The Sofitel Lyon Bellecour, situated in the heart of Lyon, offers panoramic views over the city and the Rhône, as well as confidentiality and privacy...


An establishment entirely devoted to health and well-being, Calicéo provides a unique opportunity to wipe away the stress and strains of urban life.

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