Isabelle, our editor born and bred in Lyon! She was born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon in fact, studied in Lyon and now lives here. Territorial? Absolutely not! She loves travelling, widening her horizons, meeting new people and enjoys a change of scenery (without snow, if possible). Isabelle is curious and a people person, two attributes that often go hand in hand! Her favourite colour is green and her motto "a day without laughter is a day wasted!"


But more than anything else, Isabelle loves music and is second soprano singer in a choir (of 80 people!) When it comes to baroque music, she's our own personal Wikipedia, and capable of teaching you more over lunch than you could ever learn in several hours of music theory! So when she says that Bach is perfectly modern, you've no reason to doubt her. Change the rhythm and you have jazz. All kinds of singing and music are the two things that really make her heart soar. Have you ever been in love with a voice? Isabelle has!

Apart from that she adooores her family, her friends, her cat (a blue-eyed Sacred Cat of Burma), a sense of humour, words, the arts, and Lyon for ever and a day!

More tips and reviews by Isabelle

Lundi de Pâques, c’est ouvert !

Il y a fort à parier que vous avez légèrement abusé du chocolat et autres gourmandises pascales ! Et maintenant, vous êtes pris d'un irrépressible...

Aqua, a Roman invention

Nestled in the hillside opposite the ancient site of Fourvière, the Musée Gallo-Romain is one of the more interesting museums to visit as a family...

Marché Biologique de Collonges

Rendez-vous Rue de la Plage (un nom qui évoque la douceur de vivre), à Collonges-au-Mont d'Or pour faire un bio marché...!

Food and Flower Market Saint Antoine Célestins

Along the Saône river, facing the Old Town, it's Lyon's biggest food market, with stalls of small gardeners and farmers.

Food and Flower market Croix-Rousse

At the heart of the Croix-Rousse, a real village within the city, this market is a real institution. One can find several organic vegetables.

Les Arcs

Les Arcs is one of the biggest Alpine winter sports resorts, including five sites with different ambiances to choose from: Arc 2000, Arc 1950 Le...

Hugo Pratt

From the 7th of April 2018 to the 24th of March 2019, at the Musée des Confluences

Le Printemps des Docks #5

The event that boasts all the finer things in life - from the 23rd to the 25th March 2018 at La Sucrière in Lyon.

The Fourvière Nights

Theatre, music, dance, opera, circus, cinema... Les Nuits de Fourvière has been dedicated to the performing arts and endeavoured to let different art...

Venenum, a poisonous world

From the 15th of April 2017 to the 13th of April 2018, at the Musée des Confluences.

Los Modernos Exhibition

The Musée des Beaux-Arts has chosen to join forces with Mexico’s Museo Nacional de Arte to present this outstanding and absolutely unmissable...

The genius of La Fabrique

Until the 31st December 2018, at the Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts in Lyon.

The 10th Rand’O Givrée

As happens every year, on Sunday 4th February 2018, we'll be wrapping up warm and heading for Grand Parc Miribel Jonage!

Lumière ! The invention of the cinema

From the 13th June 2017 to the 25th February 2018


Le théâtre d’improvisation que vos enfants adorent revient régulièrement au Complexe du Rire pendant les vacances !

Le Diois

Get away from it all and explore the stunningly beautiful lush green landscapes of this Alpine region with a Mediterranean flavour.

The International City of Gastronomy

The International City of Gastronomy will advocate for food as a source of both pleasure and health. It will also promote associated trades and...

Carnets de collections

From May 16th 2017 to September 9th 2018, travel through the collections of Musée des Confluences.

Tribute to Jacques Truphémus (1922-2017)

From 17th of February to 23rd of April 2018, the Musée des Beaux-arts (Museum of Fine Arts) in Lyon will pay tribute to this famous local painter.

Light Festival of Lyon

Around the 8th of December 2018 in Lyon, your nights will shine brighter than your days!

River Sâone banks

Make the most of the peace and quiet of the banks of the Saône thanks to the pedestrian promenade, and its alternating urban and pastoral...

Banks of the Rhône

Greater Lyon has successfully completed a project aimed at reclaiming its rivers, which began in 2002 with the rehabilitation of the banks of the...

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...