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Here, you’ll find plenty to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn, experiment, or uncover the secrets of the city, the arts, the sciences and more.

Follow a city or museum guide for a tour that offers a few surprises.

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Fourvière Basilica Unusual Visit

Basilique de Fourvière

Discover a unique view of the entire World Heritage listed site of Lyons from the roof of the Basilica. You will first go behind the scenes,...

Visite de la Cathédrale Saint Jean

Primatiale Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste

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Basilique de Fourvière

Visites guidées de l'église Saint Paul

Eglise Saint Paul

Built in 549 AD on the remains of a temple of Diana, it was entirely destroyed by the Saracens. Rebuilt from 1084 to 1106, it was finished in the 13th...

The slopes of the Croix-Rousse and the living silk trimmings workshop

Devant la sortie du métro

Explore the 'slopes' and visit the last workshop of weavers in Croix-Rousse - preserved by the Silk Association..

Visites guidées de l'église Saint Nizier

Eglise Saint Nizier

Built in 177 AD on the site where the martyrs met to break their bread, in 579 it was named Saint Nizier (the bishop buried there). Sacked by the...

Guided tours of Saint Bonaventure Church

Eglise Saint-Bonaventure

Built in 1220, renovated from 1325-1331, it reached its current size at the end of the 15th c. Used to store grain between the Revolution and 1803. It...

École de Cuisine Gourmets by Institut Paul Bocuse

École de Cuisine Gourmets de l'Institut Paul Bocuse

The Institut Paul Bocuse Gourmets Cookery School offers cookery and pastry-making classes and tasting workshops for enthusiasts, groups and companies,...

Unusual visits of the flea market Puces du Canal

Les Puces du Canal

Travel through time from the 16th to the 21st century at Lyon’s Flea Market: book a place on a guided tour of the second largest flea market in...

The Old Lyon as a family

Le long de l’église St Georges, vers l’aire de jeux

Vieux Lyon is one of the most entertaining historical sites to visit with children: from traboules to curiosities and silk... Test our family visit.

The history of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu

Devant la Chapelle du Grand Hôtel-Dieu

From medicine to leisure... The Grand Hôtel-Dieu, one of Lyon’s oldest hospitals, reopened to the general public in the spring of 2018 to reveal its...

The Secrets of Lyon's Gastronomy

Sortie du métro Vieux-Lyon

When gastronomy become an art-de-vivre...

C'est Lyon qui régale !

The 24 columns

En bas des marches du Palais de Justice

Lyon's historical Palais de Justice reveals its secrets...

Caluire-et-Cuire, a subterannean wonder

Devant l'usine des Eaux (portail vert)

Follow the first path of the water!

Bellecour and its mansions

Devant le Pavillon du Tourisme

What is behind those elegant classical facades? You can learn more by following the guide!

The Mysteries of Lyon

Sortie du métro "Vieux-Lyon" - Table d'orientation

Lyon boasts many hidden mysteries and secrets… Geobiology tells us that the city is located at the crossroads of energy fields that converge at the...

Vieux-Lyon in 1 hour

Sortie du métro "Vieux-Lyon" - Table d'orientation

Set out on a one-hour historical stroll around Medieval and Renaissance Lyon.

The Lyon crime trail

Devant le Pavillon du Tourisme

Explore the sites of some of the worst crimes to have occurred throughout Lyon's long and occasionally grim history. A totally unusual guided tour!

The salons of the City Hall

Devant les grilles de l'Hôtel de Ville

The City Hall of Lyon and the headquarters of major decisions, is also a palace of great beauty...

Lyon Confluence - The district

Devant l'Hôtel de Région

Why not go see this new district everyone is talking about? It is a fine example of contemporary urbanism where the environment is preserved.

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