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

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! 

Here are some of the routes you can choose from…

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

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...

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...

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...

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. 

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...

Lyon by the water

Two rivers that come together in the heart of the city, two lakes and brilliant sunshine... Lyon offers a beautiful setting to enjoy leisure...

A summer’s day at Tête d’Or Park

This summer, reconnect with nature in the heart of Lyon, by spending a day at the park! With walks, activities to discover, games, the Guignol puppet...

The Great Concerts

For those who enjoy a little musical excellence, from the 2nd October 2022 to the 24th May 2023, be sure not to miss the big Baroque or Chamber music...

Jean Couty Museum

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

To death! To life!

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From 27 November 2021 to 7 May 2022, at the Musée des Beaux-arts (Museum of Fine Arts ), artists through the ages raise questions about precious life...

Le Rooftop Têtedoie

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

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...

Discover Lyon 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...

Lyon and its surrounding areas, a breath of air!

Beyond the charm of the city itself, Lyon is surrounded by green spaces that are easily accessible, perfect for enjoying nature or strolling for...

Your first day 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!...

Visiting Lyon tomorrow: major projects

The Lyon metropolitan area is always moving forward, driven by its dynamic attitude! What is its policy for growth? To put people at the heart of...

Villeurbanne 2022

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

Because even two days isn’t enough to see everything...

Explore another side of Lyon, with cinema, food (still more!) and nature...

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...

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