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!

Heritage / UNESCO

Lyon has been growing and evolving for 2,000 years!

Culture and museums

Past and present, there's so much to see!


Night owls, this section is for you!

Festival of Lights

All the information about this unmissable event of Lyon!


Addresses to collect in Lyon

Close to nature

Lyon, a city of natural beauty

Lyon City Greeters

If you want to discover the city in a unique way, our Lyon City Greeters are ready to welcome you.

As a family

Are you in Lyon for a family weekend break or holiday?

For lovebirds

The romantic city of Lyon

Sustainable Tourism in Lyon

Let’s take part in the change

Wine tours

Find out all about the vineyards around Lyon, and taste their various "appellation" wines (in moderation, of course)!

It’s raining… Fancy going out?

A little bit of rain isn’t going to keep us indoors!

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…

Alternative means of transport

Carbon footprint 0/10, Happiness footprint 10/10!

Lyon City Card
Culture and leisure pass

Lyon City Card

The essential pass to cultural activities in Lyon: museums, guided tours, boat cruises and more!.

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