Isabelle

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!"

 

But more than anything else, Isabelle loves music and is second soprano singer in a choir (of 80 people!) When it comes to baroque music, she's our own personal Wikipedia, and capable of teaching you more over lunch than you could ever learn in several hours of music theory! So when she says that Bach is perfectly modern, you've no reason to doubt her. Change the rhythm and you have jazz. All kinds of singing and music are the two things that really make her heart soar. Have you ever been in love with a voice? Isabelle has!

Apart from that she adooores her family, her friends, her cat (a blue-eyed Sacred Cat of Burma), a sense of humour, words, the arts, and Lyon for ever and a day!

More tips and reviews by Isabelle

Fêtons l'été

The 2020 edition of Tout l'monde dehors is maintained but adapted, due to the health context, with nearly 90 events for Lyon in all 9 districts.

Picasso. Baigneuses et baigneurs

From 15 July 2020 to 3 January 2021, the Musée des Beaux-arts takes us to the beach!

The Planetarium

In the company of a scientific guide, take a journey through the cosmos to discover planets, stars and galaxies. Forteen different sessions are...

Le Dôme

Located in Lyon's emblematic Grand Hôtel-Dieu in the heart of the Presqu'île, the bar Le Dôme offers a selection of drinks that are anything but...

Food Traboule

It's official. Food courts are all the rage in Lyon! But, if there's one which is particularly eagerly awaited, it has to be the Food Traboule. This...

Musée des Confluences

It is one of the latest great contemporary museums which alone are enough to justify a trip to Lyon. So of course, you wouldn't miss this visit for...

Cirque Imagine

This unique and well-designed dinner-show concept blends the worlds of circus and cabaret. It is an excellent combination, with sixteen international...

Jean Couty Museum

It displays the work of Jean Couty (1907-1991), a Lyonnais painter whose fame extends far beyond Lyon, throughout the world.

La Mère Léa

If you want to taste the real cuisine of Lyon, with quality food made in the traditional way, you need look no further than this local institution. 

Open on Sundays!

Shops in Vieux-Lyon, one of Lyon's main tourist attractions, are authorised to remain open every day of the week, all year round. In addition, since...

Calicéo

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

Traces of the Living

From the 7th of February to the 4th of April 2021, the Musée des Confluences will be taking us back to our origins.

The Great Concerts

For those who enjoy a little musical excellence, from the 20th September 2019 to the 19rd May 2020, be sure not to miss the big Baroque or Chamber...

Lyon’s markets

Going to the market is an experience  It is the experience of exploring colours and smells, choosing fresh fruit and vegetables, sourced directly...

Star Wars Cine-concerts - CANCELLED

At the Auditorium, from the 11th to the 14th of September 2019, and from the 25th to the 27th of June 2020, two screenings of Star Wars with Lyon...

Sport and nature: a winning combination!

The advantage of Lyon is that it's very easy to get away from things when you want to work out, go for a stroll, or relax in the heart of nature… and...

Opera Festival - CANCELLED

 Archives

From the 13th of March to the 2nd of April 2020, the Opéra de Lyon will be holding its annual festival, featuring three major works, filled with...

Yves Saint Laurent

 Archives

From the 9th of November 2019 to the 8th of March 2020, at the Musée des Tissus (Textile Museum), enjoy a unique exhibition on a major couturier of...

Drapes - Exhibition

 Archives

From 30 November 2019 to 8 March 2020, the exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts) looks at the study of drapes, often depicted...

Oasis Workshop

L'Atelier de l'Oasis, headed by Laurence Senelonge, will teach you all the drawing and painting techniques. As a painter highly-rated by the Drouot...

Nunc Est Bibendum - Wine tasting

Nunc Est Bibendum proposes wine tasting classes and clubs, narrated beginners classes in the vineyards, the organisation of fine wine-themed meetings...

Chocolate Museum of Lyon - Sève

This museum-manufacturing site, opened in October 2017 by Master Chocolatier Richard Sève in Limonest, France, is an absolute must for all chocolate...

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