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 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.

The International City of Gastronomy - Closed

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

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...

Bagouse

This new and very cute micro boutique opened its doors on the 2nd of April on the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill. 

Big Fernand

Don't eat Burgers, eat Hamburgers! Whether you're eating in or taking away, Big Fernand suggests you forget ordinary burgers and enjoy a real...

Giraudet Bellecour

This is an excellent restaurant right in the centre of Lyon for food lovers who like healthy and tasty cuisine.

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...

Jean Couty Museum

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

Le Radiant - Bellevue

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

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...

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.

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. 

Chabert et Fils

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

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. 

Renaissance Vieux-Lyon : cathedral, courtryards and traboules

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.

Une Afrique en couleurs

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.

Traces of the Living

From the 7th of February 2020 to the 4th of April 2021, the Musée des Confluences will be taking us back to our origins.

Picasso. Baigneuses et baigneurs

From 15 July 2020 to 3 January 2021, the Musée des Beaux-arts takes us to the beach!

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...

Calicéo

An establishment entirely devoted to health and well-being, Calicéo provides a unique opportunity to wipe away the stress and strains of urban life.

An evening at the Museum of Fine Arts

Discover the unexpected charm of  touring a museum at night.  The light and atmosphere are completely different during the evening...

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...

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