Our ten essential terraces for the summer!

Whether it’s a drink with friends, a family meal, or a Sunday brunch as a couple, Lyon’s terraces are an excellent choice for all kinds of occasions. Here is our selection of ten fantastic terraces in Lyon for you to try.

Last updated date : 19/09/2019

Le HO36 : 
In the heart of Lyon’s 1st district, discover a delightful patio where you can sip a cocktail, enjoy various events and taste colourful food from Mumbai. This magnificent open-air garden offers a moment of absolute peace.

HO 36 Opéra - Le Patio

La Commune :
This eclectic and unique place has a terrace with a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. Covering no less than 500 m², it offers plenty of room to meet up with family, friends or colleagues.  You can enjoy the outdoor bar and taste one of the many platters available. It is also home to many food stalls serving a variety of food. 

A la piscine : 
Boasting a superb location, the terrace at A la Piscine never fails to please. Enjoy a lunch break with the sun on your face as you admire the magnificent view of Fourvière and the city. Remember to book a table for the Sunday brunch! 

Le Mama Shelter : 
Small but very welcoming, the terrace at Mama Shelter is open every day from 7 am to midnight. Located in the heart of Lyon’s 7th district, it offers a warm, cosy and laid-back atmosphere. Please note: reservation is required for lunch, dinner and brunch on the terrace. 

Mama Shelter

Le Selcius : 
Covering 600 m², the terrace at Le Selcius boasts a stunning view of the river Saône. Enjoy the idyllic setting to taste one of the many cocktails on the menu. In addition to the terrace, discover its pétanque court and cosy lounges, which offer a perfect spot to relax. 

L’Officine :  
The terrace at L’Officine offers an exceptional view of the main dome of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu. In an ambiance mingling lounge and more upbeat music, try one of the many cocktails made by the highly skilled barmen, under the watchful eye of Marc Bonneton. 

Marguerite :  
In a warm and stylish setting, discover the terrace of this beautiful mansion built at the beginning of the twentieth century, and previously owned by Marguerite and Auguste Lumière. This Bocuse restaurant welcomes diners in the heart of the district that saw the birth of cinema, for a delicious and refined moment. 

Le Phosphore : 
Perched on Fourvière Hill, Le Phosphore boasts a heated, green terrace with a breathtaking view over Lyon. Enjoy this privileged setting as you discover wines selected by Chef Christian Têtedoie. If you're feeling peckish, there is a choice of tapas, toast with toppings and small platters of charcuterie, cheese and/or pastries.

Le Phosphore

Les Terrasses de Lyon :
This Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant offers a pleasant shaded terrace: an ideal spot for a moment of calm. The cuisine served by Chef David Delsart gives pride of place to regional produce. The stunning view over the rooftops of Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) adds a touch of magic to the place. 

L’InterContinental : 
The terrace at the InterContinental hotel is the place to be this summer! In the heart of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, discover the terrace of the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant, the Epona. Chef Mathieu Charrois is there all day, from 7 am to 10 pm. 


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