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

Le Radiant - Bellevue

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

Cine-concerts

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

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....

The Lumière Festival - Grand Lyon Film Festival 2021

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From Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 October 2021, lovers of cinema from around the world will be gathering in Lyon, its birthplace, for ten days of films,...

Renaissance Vieux-Lyon

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.

The International City of Gastronomy

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

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. 

Museum of Illusions

Enter the fascinating world of illusions where all your senses will be turned upside down. This world can upset even the bravest among you (but it’s...

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...

Jean Couty Museum

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

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...

The Magic Wands Festival

From 24 September to 2 October 2019, Lyon becomes the capital of Chinese gastronomy. 

The Great Concerts

For those who enjoy a little musical excellence, from the 3rd October 2021 to the 1st July 2022, be sure not to miss the big Baroque or Chamber music...

"Une Afrique en couleurs"

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From the 16th of October 2020 to the 22nd of August 2021, the rich colours of Africa will be on display at the Musée des Confluences.

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

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!...

To the ends of the earth: through the eyes of missionaries

The Musée des Confluences preserves the memory of this period with the loan of some 2300 objects belonging to the 'Œuvres Pontificales Missionnaires'...

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