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

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...

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...

Bonnet Silk Factories

Discover the fascinating history of the hub of Lyon’s silk industry and learn about its influence internationally through the 19th and 20th centuries....

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!...

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

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

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. 

Hippolyte, Paul, Auguste: The Flandrin, artists and brothers

An exhibition is dedicated to Hippolyte (1809-1864), Paul (1811-1902) and Auguste (1804-1842) Flandrin, three brothers who stand out amongst the most...

The Fourvière Nights

From 1 June to 30 July 2021, the Nuits de Fourvière Festival will take over the historic de Fourvière Theatres for a summer of concerts and...

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...

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 Bistrot d'Abel

Faithful to its parent establishment, Café-Comptoir Abel, the Bistrot d’Abel opens its doors in the greatest tradition of Lyon cuisine.

Chabert et Fils

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

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...

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...

Jean Couty Museum

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

Les Puces du Canal (flea market)

Four universes dedicated to vintage, flea market and antiquities. Come and meet the 200 permanent merchants and 400 unpackers and make a stop at one...

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...

The Aquarium of Lyon

Ready to travel? Embark on a real world tour with your feet dry! Tiny damselflies with an impressive catfish, delicate seahorses and mischievous...

Le Radiant - Bellevue

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

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...

The Péristyle Festival

The Péristyle Festival takes over for the summer season. World music and Jazz-café under the Opera house arches.

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...

Renaissance Vieux-Lyon : cathedral, courtryards and traboules

Take a historical tour of Medieval and Renaissance Lyon.

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