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

2019 Nuits de Fourvière

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 Planetarium

In the company of a scientific guide, take a journey through the cosmos to discover planets, stars and galaxies. Forteen different sessions are...

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...

Collector Guide #14

On Saturday the 13th of April, you can pick up the latest issue of Collector at the tourist office on Place Bellecour (from 9 am to 6 pm). This issue...

L'Odyssée des livres sauvés

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

Light Festival of Lyon

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

11ème Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2019

From the 21st of March to the 21st of April 2019, head to Saint-Étienne for the 11th edition of a Biennale that serves creativity and society. At the...

Hugo Pratt, horizon lines

 Archives

From the 7th of April 2018 to the 24th of March 2019, at the Musée des Confluences

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

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

Cité de la Gastronomie

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

Generation 40 - Youth during the War

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

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!...

Four new exhibitions at MacLYON

From the 8th of March to the 7th of July 2019, not one, but four exhibitions await you at MacLYON! 

"Claudius – An emperor with an extraordinary fate" - Exhibition

 Archives

Lyon’s Museum of Fine Arts will be looking at one of Lyon’s first famous figures: a certain Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus…

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

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

Second day in Lyon

Another day dawns and brings with it the prospect of new things to discover! Take the morning to explore another side to Lyon, not yet discovered. 

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...

Ciné O'Clock

 Archives

From the 9th to the 17th February 2019, Ciné O' Clock has brought British and Irish cinema into centre stage on the screens at the Zola.

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...

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.

Jean Couty Museum

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

Bernar Venet Retrospective 2019 -1959

 Archives

From the 21st of September 2018 to the 6th of January 2019, at MAC Lyon, explore a remarkable and previously unseen ensemble of more than 170...

Star Wars Ciné-concerts

At the Auditorium, from the 23rd to the 26th of January, and from the 6th to the 9th of February 2019, two screenings of Star Wars with Lyon National...

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