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

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...

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...

The Lumière Festival - Grand Lyon Film Festival 2020

From 10th to 18th of October 2020, in 60 cinemas spread across Greater Lyon, reserve the entire week to attend this film festival for all devoted to...

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...

ONL Expresso Concerts

The Lyon National Orchestra (ONL) regularly gives concerts at lunchtime, and now you can also sample one at 3 p.m., just like any good dessert! 

A walk in the Val de Saône

From the trails of the Monts d’Or to the banks of the Saône, there are many reasons to come and visit this charming area, including walks and bike...

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.

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. 

The European Heritage Days

Every year you are invited to visit public buildings, museums, chateaux or private homes free of charge.

Cine-concerts

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

Two art exbibitions at MacLYON

From 7 October 2020 to 3 January 2021, after six months of renovation, The museum of Contemporary Art is hosting two new exhibitions

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...

Chabert et Fils

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

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...

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.

Qui Veut Pister Lyon ?

Explore, play and investigate! Discover Lyon through a police investigation with Quiveutpister's puzzle-solving games.

Picasso. Baigneuses et baigneurs (Picasso and the Bathers)

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

Nunc Est Bibendum - Wine tasting

Nunc Est Bibendum proposes wine tasting classes and clubs, narrated beginners classes in the vineyards, the organisation of fine wine-themed meetings...

Tete d'Or Park

The largest and most popular of all the parks in Lyon is the Parc de la Tête d’Or… Inaugurated in 1857, this urban park inspired by English landscape...

Oasis Workshop

L'Atelier de l'Oasis, headed by Laurence Senelonge, will teach you all the drawing and painting techniques. As a painter highly-rated by the Drouot...

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...

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...

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