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

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...

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...

Imagine PICASSO

From the 17th of October 2019 to the 2nd of February 2020, La Sucrière is hosting a world premiere of the immersive exhibition IMAGINE PICASSO,...

A musical end to 2019

From mid-December, the tone will be set as the festive season gets into full swing! As the Christmas holidays approach, it is time for concerts,...

Brahms Festival - Paths untrodden

 Archives

From 13 November to 9 December 2019, CNSMDL (the French national higher college of music and dance in Lyon) is celebrating the genius of Brahms, both...

5 years of the Musée des Confluences

On Thursday 19 December 2019, the museum is inviting visitors to celebrate its birthday against a musical backdrop, and get “up close and personal...

Festival of Lights

 Archives

From the 5th to the 8th of December 2019 in Lyon, your evenings will shine brighter than your days!

Things to do while waiting for night to fall …

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…

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.

Ludique – jouer dans l’Antiquité (Recreation – Playing in Antiquity)

 Archives

From 20 June to 1 December 2019, at Lugdunum - Museum 

Practical info

In order to make the most of the Festival of Lights, plan ahead!This year, the festival opening times are as follows: from 7 to 11 pm on Thursday the...

Drapes - Exhibition

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

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...

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...

Here are some of the routes you can choose from…

To really make the most of the Fête des Lumières, prepare your tour!

Yves Saint Laurent

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...

Bagouse

This new and very cute micro boutique opened its doors on the 2nd of April on the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill. 

Notorious Family

With 12 seats and a warm, welcoming interior, this mini-eatery in the Guillotière district was created by Marie along with Jean-Luc, the chef. 

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...

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. 

Imagine "Le Cirque Autrement"

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

Ysé

This attractive new shop in the Carré d’or shopping district sells lingerie. 

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...

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...

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