Embark on a charming stroll along the quays and wharfs of the Saône!

Last updated date : 15/06/2022
Devant le Pavillon du Tourisme Place Bellecour - 69002 Lyon 2ème

Crossed by two rivers, Lyon is a city that has been able to benefit from its geographical location. From the sides of the Saône, you can see how Lyon’s development was closely linked with the river.

On the banks of the Saône, between the iconic monuments and colourful buildings, you can see Lyon’s historic centre in a different light. The view of Fourvière hill takes you back to the origins of the city, founded in the Roman era at that location. Following the curve of the Saône, you can admire the Vieux-Lyon district, from the medieval St Jean Cathedral to the neoclassical colonnade of the Palais de Justice amidst all of the Renaissance facades. A look at the Croix-Rousse hill and its 19th century buildings brings to mind the golden age of Lyon’s silk industry.
The bridges, embankments and low-lying quays are all aspects of the landscape that highlight the importance of the river and the ability to cross it in Lyon’s history.

It’s a great time to rediscover the riverside, so take a walk along the new developments along the banks of the Saône and enjoy a unique perspective on Lyon.

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