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!
Lyon City Greeters
If you want to discover the city in a unique way, our Lyon City Greeters are ready to welcome you.
Find out all about the vineyards around Lyon, and taste their various "appellation" wines (in moderation, of course)!
A different type of Tourism in Lyon
In Lyon, 2019 European Capital of Smart Tourism, we want tourism and locals to live together in harmony…