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

FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™: activities and events

Take advantage of your free time between matches to explore Lyon and enjoy the various festivities and entertainment laid on throughout the summer.

Jean Couty Museum

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

The FIFA Fan Experience Village

Get the most out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, France 2019, by visiting the FIFA Village at  Place Bellecour, from 26th June to 7th July 2019.

Lyon, 'European Capital of Smart Tourism' 2019

For a number of years, Greater Lyon and OnlyLyon Tourism and Conventions have worked to develop responsible tourism and a range of activities that...

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...

Barbe-Bleue / Jacques Offenbach

The terrible story of Barbe-Bleue, in which Charles Perrault recounts the story of King Henry VIII, has inspired several composers and librettists.

Fêtons l'été - Celebrate Summer in Lyon

From the 21st of June to the 1st of September 2019, enjoy more than 200 free, outdoor art events all summer. This festival starts with the Fête de la...

Lyon BD Festival

 Archives

The "ninth art" will be celebrated in a dozen cultural venues, mainly located between La Bourse and Place des Terreaux. On 7 (day for industry...

The Fourvière Nights

From the 1st of June to the 30th of July 2019, Nuits de Fourvière will come to the ancient theatres of Fourvière, as well as the Opera House, Salle...

Assises Internationales du Roman 2019

 Archives

This is an essential event for readers of novels, as well as anyone interested in debates and meetings covering the major societal topics that the...

Jazz à Vienne

From the 28th of June to the 13th of July 2019, the festival's huge line-up (with more than 1000 artists!) will perform on four different stages, as...

FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™: plan your stay

Do you want to come to Lyon to see a match or experience the fervour of the great international sporting event that is the FIFA Women’s World Cup....

European Night of Museums

 Archives

On Saturday 18 May 2019, museums in Lyon and the rest of Europe will be welcoming visitors free of charge late into the evening—with a host of...

Aperitivos aboard le Vaporetto

Every Wednesday, from May to the end of October, we offer an ideal way to relax after a day’s work, or an afternoon of shopping or visiting the city!...

Festival du Péristyle 2019

From the 6th of June to the 20th of July 2019, the arcades of the Lyon Opera House's peristyle will become a covered terrace with a convivial and...

La Terrasse de l'Antiquaille

Located up on Fourvière hill, we propose a "bistro" version of the cuisine of Christian Têtedoie, voted Best Craftsman of France, in an original, warm...

L'Art et la matière (Art and Material) - Exhibition

From 13 April to 22 September 2019, live a new experience at Musée des Beaux-arts !

Star Wars Cine-concerts

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...

11ème Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2019

 Archives

From the 21st of March to the 21st of April 2019, head to Saint-Étienne for the 11th edition of a Biennale that serves creativity and society. At the...

Cine-concerts

Again this season, the Auditorium will be giving us a novel take on both cinema and its music.

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...

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...

Collector Guide #14

On Saturday the 13th of April, you can pick up the latest issue of Collector at the tourist office on Place Bellecour (from 9 am to 6 pm). This issue...

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