Some ideas!

It would be such a shame to just kill time, while there are so many things to see and do in Lyon! Here are some suggestions…

Last updated date : 14/02/2023

Fancy seeing the sights?

Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon - La Chapelle, Statuaire © Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon

Now you can explore Lyon’s cultural riches with total freedom... with the Lyon City Card! (available online or at the Tourist Office, Place Bellecour).

This cultural pass gives you free access to Lyon’s twenty main museums, including their temporary exhibitions,  and to La Sucrière ("Saint-Exupéry, a Little Prince among men "Exhibition"). Shelter from the cold as you discover their collections! 
Further information on the museums 
See the programme of the exhibitions...

You benefit from a free guided tour and discounts on other tours and shows.  Book visits, the “Grand Tour” by bus, or a lunch or sightseeing trip on a river cruise boat to enjoy your day before evening comes!

Make you choice and bookings at Visiterlyon

What’s more you can travel for free on Lyon’s transport network (including bus, metro, tramway and funicular) for the entire period of validity. 
You can get the Lyon City Card for one to four days, to suit the length of your stay.

Don’t forget to bring back some gifts!

Head to the city centre, where you’ll find department stores, the Christmas market and even silk shops, for a spot of shopping. Those who feel the cold may prefer the warmth of one of Lyon’s shopping centres! 
Make the most of your trip to get your end-of-year gifts.
Our shopping recommendations

And to warm up during your shopping spree, pop into a tearoom or coffee shop for a gourmet break!
Our suggestions

Lyon – a city of gastronomy… 

Café du Peintre

No trip would be complete without experiencing Lyon’s famous food!
Taste Lyon’s traditional cuisine in one of its local eateries, known as ‘bouchons’, or treat yourself to a fine restaurant. Whatever you do, don’t forget to book a table!
Foodies this way...

Pick your ideas and create your itinerary. 
Above all, enjoy Lyon your way. 
Last tip: don’t forget to visit the Tourist Office to pick up some handy advice and recommendations. 


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!" 

Lyon City Card
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Lyon City Card

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

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