Isabelle

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

BMX Street Station

With the exceptional attendance of riders from abroad, the ninth year of this event promises to be the biggest so far.

Wine Fair and independent Winemakers #28

From the 25th to the 29th of October 2018, at Halle Tony Garnier, you can meet independent wine-makers from all over France, who will be delighted to...

The European Heritage Days

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On the 15 and 16 September 2018, doors in Lyon and the surrounding area will be opened to welcome food lovers!

The Great Concerts

For those who enjoy a little musical excellence, from the 17th September 2018 to the 23rd May 2019, be sure not to miss the big Baroque or Chamber...

Cine-concerts

Again this season, the Auditorium will be giving us a novel take on both cinema and its music.

The Planetarium

In the company of a scientific guide, take a journey through the cosmos to discover planets, stars and galaxies. Forteen different sessions are...

Carnets de collections

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

Bernar Venet Retrospective 2019 -1959

From the 21st of September 2018 to the 6th of January 2019, at MAC Lyon, explore a remarkable and previously unseen ensemble of more than 170...

Festival Lumière #10 - Grand Lyon Film Festival

Between the 13th and the 21st October 2018, and throughout the entire city, Lyon will be paying tribute to the 7th Art.

Les Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon

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On the 8th and 9th September 2018, leading ceramists will be gathered in Place Saint-Jean in Lyon.

Discover Lyon by canoe or stand up paddle with Lyon Canoë

Discover Lyon in another dimension by canoe or stand-up paddle. Paddle over water on rivers of Lyon, supervised by qualified instructors and aboard...

Qui Veut Pister Lyon ?

Explore, play and investigate! Discover Lyon through a police investigation with Quiveutpister's puzzle-solving games.

Chabert et Fils

It’s decided: Tonight we are dining Lyon-style at Chabert et Fils!

Musée des Confluences

It is one of the latest great contemporary museums which alone are enough to justify a trip to Lyon. So of course, you wouldn't miss this visit for...

Tout l'Monde Dehors Festival

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From June 21st to September 2nd 2018, summer days and evenings in Lyon are essentially spent outdoors!

The 2018 Festival du Péristyle

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This year, from the 7th of June to the 1st of September 2018, the opera is inviting us to a genuine summer festival beneath the arcade of its...

Hugo Pratt, horizon lines

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

Tuareg

From 17th of October 2017 to 4th of November 2018 at the Musée des Confluences

Open-air cinema throughout summer – Tout l’Monde Dehors !

From the first day of summer onwards, there are many outdoor screenings in Lyon and its metropolitan area to enliven your evenings until the...

The 18th International Dance Biennale

During this 3-week festival, all forms of dancing will be taking over halls and squares throughout Lyon! From the 11th to the 30th September 2018. 

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.

Restaurants open in August

Even though some restaurants close in August for well-deserved holidays, don’t worry – there is a wide choice of different types of restaurants for...

The Fourvière Nights

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From the 1st of June to the 28th July 2018, at the Roman theatres in the Fourvière district, shows will be following each other in succession.

Giraudet Bellecour

This is an excellent restaurant right in the centre of Lyon for food lovers who like healthy and tasty cuisine.