Our ten essential terraces for the summer in Lyon!

Summer is here. Are you looking for places to enjoy a drink in the sun? If so, then you need look no further: here is our pick of the top ten terraces in Lyon.

Last updated date : 10/05/2022

Whether it's for a drink with friends, a family meal, or a Sunday brunch as a couple, Lyon's terraces offer great options for all kinds of occasions. So, here is our selection of ten fantastic terraces in Lyon that won't fail to please.

La Commune: a Lyonnais food court with a 500 m² terrace

Leave the Presqu’île and make your way to Lyon’s 7th district: La Commune offers a terrace with a laid-back, friendly atmosphere.
This eclectic and unique place has a terrace with a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. Covering no less than 500 m², it offers plenty of room to meet up with family, friends or colleagues.  You can enjoy the outdoor bar and taste one of the many platters available. It is also home to many food stalls serving a variety of food. 
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Maison Nô's Rooftop

Overlooking the city, the panoramic terrace at the Maison Nô never fails to please. 
In Lyon’s Presqu’île district, enjoy a cocktail or a gourmet break with the sun on your face as you admire the magnificent view of the Opera House's dome, the City Hall's clock tower,  Fourvière Basilica and the Part-Dieu district. Remember to book a table! 
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Mama Shelter: the cosy terrace

Small but very welcoming, the terrace at Mama Shelter is open every day from 7 am to midnight. Located in the heart of Lyon’s 7th district, it offers a warm, cosy and laid-back atmosphere. Please note: reservation is required for lunch, dinner and brunch on the terrace. 
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Mama Shelter

Food Traboule: a terrace in an historic building

This Lyonnais food court is a place to be experienced, where people come to share and gather, in one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings of Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon). Twelve renowned chefs delight food lovers with their sweet and savoury creations, beneath the glass roof of the spacious terrace. This beautiful, welcoming space offers a taste of high-quality street food.
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Food Traboule © Nicolas Villion

L’Officine: an exceptional terrace in the heart of Lyon’s Grand Hôtel-Dieu

The terrace at L’Officine offers an exceptional view of the main dome of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu. In an ambiance mingling lounge and more upbeat music, try one of the many cocktails made by the highly skilled barmen, under the watchful eye of Marc Bonneton. 
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Marguerite: a stylish terrace and Lyonnais gastronomy  

In a warm and stylish setting, discover the terrace of this beautiful mansion built at the beginning of the twentieth century, and previously owned by Marguerite and Auguste Lumière. This Bocuse restaurant welcomes diners in the heart of the district that saw the birth of cinema, for a delicious and refined moment. 
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Le Rooftop Têtedoie: up on Fourvière Hill

Perched on Fourvière Hill, Le Rooftop boasts a terrace with a breathtaking view over Lyon. Enjoy this privileged setting as you discover wines selected by Chef Christian Têtedoie. Gourmets can sample the seasonal bistronomic cuisine served up by the chef Christophe Carlier. 
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Le Phosphore

Les Terrasses de Lyon: shady terrace with a view over Lyon’s rooftops

This Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant offers a pleasant shaded terrace: an ideal spot for a moment of calm. The cuisine served by Chef David Delsart gives pride of place to regional produce. The stunning view over the rooftops of Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) adds a touch of magic to the place. 
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Le Sucre: a terrace by the water’s edge

Undisputedly one of the most sought-after addresses in Lyon, the rooftop of Le Sucre offers an almost 360° panoramic view… The highest point in the Confluence district, Le Sucre is a major venue for clubbing events and its mojitos are among the best to be found in Lyon!
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The restaurant Fond Rose: a stylish terrace and gourmet food

Located in a former bourgeois residence, near the banks of the Saône in Caluire, this excellent Bocuse establishment welcomes guests in a verdant setting. The food is excellent and the service is attentive, which is no surprise! A superb spot to unwind and enjoy a delicious meal. 
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