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

Light Festival of Lyon

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

The International City of Gastronomy

The International City of Gastronomy will advocate for food as a source of both pleasure and health. It will also promote associated trades and...

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...

Cine-concerts

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

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

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

Generation 40 - Youth during the War

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The new exhibition at the CHRD (Resistance and Deportation History Centre) starts on the 15th of November 2018... Until the 22nd of September 2019.

L'Odyssée des livres sauvés

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From 12 April to 22 September 2019 at Musée de l’Imprimerie et de la Communication Graphique (Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication), this...

Here are some of the routes you can choose from…

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

Discover Lyon by canoe or stand up paddle with Lyon Canoë

Discover Lyon in another dimension by canoe or stand-up paddle. Paddle over water on rivers of Lyon, supervised by qualified instructors and aboard...

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...

La Terrasse de l'Antiquaille

From Monday to Saturday, when the warm weather is here (early May to late September), enjoy a culinary experience on Christian Têtedoie’s terrace.

The Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale 2019

From 18 September 2019 to 15 January 2020, at macLYON (Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon 69006), the Fagor factory (Lyon 69007) and the IAC (Institute...

Les Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon

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14 and 15 September 2019, on Place Saint-Jean and Lazaristes' school courtyard, don't miss this traditional market of ceramic artworks. 

Le Radiant - Bellevue

This theatre welcomes French singers, dance programmes, humourists and plays. It is Lyon's equivalent to the Olympia in Paris.

Domain and Castle of Lacroix Laval

This estate boasts close to 115 hectares of greenery extending across the villages of Charbonnières-les-Bains, Marcy-l'Étoile and Tour de Salvagny, as...

Chabert et Fils

It’s decided: Tonight we are dining Lyon-style at Chabert et Fils!

Big Fernand

Don't eat Burgers, eat Hamburgers! Whether you're eating in or taking away, Big Fernand suggests you forget ordinary burgers and enjoy a real...

Giraudet Bellecour

This is an excellent restaurant right in the centre of Lyon for food lovers who like healthy and tasty cuisine.

Fêtons l'été - Tout l'Monde Dehors Festival

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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...

The story behind Lyon’s Festival of Lights

In the beginning, the Illuminations were first held on the 8th December... 

Renaissance Vieux-Lyon : cathedral, courtryards and traboules

Take a historical tour of Medieval and Renaissance Lyon.

The Old Lyon as a family

Vieux Lyon is one of the most entertaining historical sites to visit with children: from traboules to curiosities and silk... Test our family visit.

First time in Lyon

Only staying for one day or perhaps for a petit weekend break? (Never mind, you can always come back!) Here’s a roundup of things you shouldn’t miss!...

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