The romantic city of Lyon

With its watercourses, hills and a unique ambiance in each neighbourhood, the city of Lyon forms the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.
Need time to relax as a couple away from the family? Looking for some peace and quiet, just the two of you? Searching for a special place to pop the question?
Here are some handy tips to help you see Lyon through heart-shaped glasses!

Looking for a lovenest

Head to the centre where the whole city is at your fingertips!

Organising a special weekend? La Cour des Loges in the Old Town or La Villa Florentine perched on top of the Fourvière hill will welcome you as truly privileged guests.
Fancy a charming hotel on the Presqu’île? Le Bayard or the Hôtel des Artistes will help you experience the beating heart of the city.

Hôtel Bayard-Bellecour

Ideally located on the majestic Place Bellecour, between the Rhône and the Saone, the Hotel Bayard and its 24 double rooms will welcome you for a...

La Villa Florentine

This oasis of calm, situated in the heart of Lyon, majestically overlooks the city from the Fourvière hill. The hotel possesses a superb terrace by...

Hôtel de l'Abbaye

On the Presqu’île, in the Ainay district, the 4* Hôtel de l’Abbaye is an authentic and intimate destination. This boutique hotel has been...

InterContinental Lyon-Hotel Dieu

Lyon's iconic Grand Hôtel-Dieu, at the heart of the Presqu'île district, is set to become the new home of the contemporary art of living. The...

A few ideas for a romantic table for two...

As the French capital of good food, the city of Lyon is renowned for its “bouchons” (traditional Lyonnais restaurants serving local cuisine), as well as its many gastronomic restaurants.
Admire the view from Le Celest, Les Trois Dômes or Christian Têtedoie's restaurant. Enjoy the prestigious backdrop of the Marguerite or Pierre Orsi restaurants.
Visit Lyon as you enjoy a meal on the Hermès boat.
And to round off the evening with a few drinks, head for L'Antiquaire or Le Fantôme de l’Opéra!

Celest Restaurant

The Celest Bar & Restaurant offers what is, without a doubt, the best view of the city. In this unique setting, discover a mixture of flavours cooked...

Les Trois Dômes

Make the most of a great visual and gustatory experience at the top of Sofital Hotel.

Hermès Restaurant Boat - Les Bateaux Lyonnais

Hop aboard the Hermès restaurant boat, and take a relaxing trip through a 2,000 year old city. Cruise lunches and dinners are both proposed. Whether...


L’Antiquaire is the temple of old-fashioned cocktails.

Le Fantôme de l'Opéra

A blast from the past is blowing over Le Fantôme de l’Opéra in Rue Royale…

Restaurant Marguerite

Marguerite is an exceptional restaurant housed in a building with a rich history!

Culina Hortus

The team would like to offer a new type of dining experience in France: a gastronomic establishment with high-end, 100% vegetarian menus, served in a...

The city unveils its secret charm

With a whole host of views, alleyways and monuments lit up against the night sky, you're sure to find the perfect place for you and your loved one.

Looking to reach for the skies? The hills offer amazing views across the city, both day and night! Our favourites are the Jardin des Curiosités in Fourvière and the Jardin des Chartreux in Croix-Rousse.
For peace and quiet in a leafy setting, head for the unmissable Parc de la Tête d'Or. Why not also take a stroll along the banks of the Rhône or Saône rivers at the end of the day, when the light is at its very best?
Turn back time in the narrow medieval streets of the Vieux-Lyon, and slip down a traboule (covered alleyway) to discover some of Lyon's hidden secrets.
As night falls, the monuments in the city centre are bathed in light. The perfect time for strolling hand-in-hand or sharing a praline brioche while sitting on the edge of a fountain!

Le jardin des curiosités (i.e., the garden of curiosities): Lyon seen from above

Perched up on Fourvière hill, the entrance of this garden is located at the back of a car park (as if hidden!) and offers a majestic view over the...

Jardin des Chartreux - Clos St Benoît

This 10.3 hectare garden is a landscaped park consisting of 3 terraces that hug the slope, including rare species such as maclura pomifera (osage...

Tete d'Or Park

The largest and most popular of all the parks in Lyon is the Parc de la Tête d’Or… Inaugurated in 1857, this urban park inspired by English landscape...

River Sâone banks

Make the most of the peace and quiet of the banks of the Saône thanks to the pedestrian promenade, and its alternating urban and pastoral...

Looking to relax and pamper yourselves?

A time to take a break or enjoy a relaxing experience while sharing a special moment together

Head for the spa to enjoy a unique setting in some of Lyon's best hotels! The spas at the Métropole and Sofitel hotels are perfect for pampering.
Prefer to slip from one soothing experience to another? The Calicéo complex offers a jacuzzi, spa and steam room for you to enjoy!
Looking for something really special? Why not give the Yachts de Lyon a call to book your own private yacht and experience an outstanding trip on the water

Spa Lyon Plage

Push the doors of the temple of well-being in Lyon and experience pure emotions! This unique and exceptional spa offers you 8000 m² of relaxation...

Sofitel Lyon Bellecour

The Sofitel Lyon Bellecour, situated in the heart of Lyon, offers panoramic views over the city and the Rhône.


An establishment entirely devoted to health and well-being, Calicéo provides a unique opportunity to wipe away the stress and strains of urban life.

Places to pop the big question in Lyon

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