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

River Sâone banks

Make the most of the peace and quiet of the banks of the Saône thanks to the pedestrian promenade, and its alternating urban and pastoral...

Travelling with TCL (Lyon’s public transport operator)

Lyon is a city that is very easy to visit on foot or by public transport. Take advantage of it!

Villeurbanne 2022

Villeurbanne promised to bring us an exceptional year in 2022, in all of its neighbourhoods and with its residents from various backgrounds,...

The Diois

Get away from it all and explore the stunningly beautiful lush green landscapes of this Alpine region with a Mediterranean flavour.

Les Arcs

Les Arcs is one of the biggest Alpine winter sports resorts, including five sites with different ambiances to choose from: Arc 2000, Arc 1950 Le...

The International City of Gastronomy

On Saturday the 19th of October 2022, Grand Hotel-Dieu was buzzing with excitement: the Cité de la Gastronomie was opening!

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...

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...

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. 

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...

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 8 to midnight on Thursday...

Give them an experience of Lyon…

Looking for gift ideas for the festive season? How about giving a slice of life, a moment of joy, or a discovery to be made? Here are some ideas off...

A musical end to 2022

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,...

Jean Couty Museum

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

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...

Aperitivos aboard le Vaporetto

Two Wednesdays per month in March and April, then every Wednesday, from May to the end of October, we offer an ideal way to relax after a day’s work,...

Here are some of the routes you can choose from…

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

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…

A few days in Lyon with your grandchildren

So your children have asked you to look after the 'apples of their eyes' for a few days... And you're thrilled to do so! But you'll need to find...

Cine-concerts

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

ONL Midis l'AO Concerts

The Lyon National Orchestra (ONL) regularly gives concerts at lunchtime, just like any good dessert! 

How to weave silk like a real canut

Silk is a centuries-old tradition in Lyon, which has been lovingly preserved thanks to a few passionate individuals who have kept this outstanding...

Faites de la musique (Make some music)

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On the 21st of June 2022, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique (Music Day), Villeurbanne – the 2022 French Capital of Culture...

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