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

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...

Opera Festival - CANCELLED

From the 13th of March to the 2nd of April 2020, the Opéra de Lyon will be holding its annual festival, featuring three major works, filled with...

Picasso. Baigneuses et baigneurs

From 18 March to 13 July 2020, the Musée des Beaux-arts takes us to the beach!

Quais du Polar - canceled

Each year, in spring, Lyon becomes the world capital of the thriller. In 2020, the Quais du Polar festival will be celebrating its 16th edition with...

Yves Saint Laurent

 Archives

From the 9th of November 2019 to the 8th of March 2020, at the Musée des Tissus (Textile Museum), enjoy a unique exhibition on a major couturier of...

Drapes - Exhibition

 Archives

From 30 November 2019 to 8 March 2020, the exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts) looks at the study of drapes, often depicted...

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. 

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

A few days in Lyon with your grandchildren

So your children have asked you to look after the 'apples of their eyes' for a few days... And you're thrilled to do so! But you'll need to find...

La Terrasse de l'Antiquaille

From Monday to Saturday, when the warm weather is here (early May to late September), enjoy a culinary experience on Christian Têtedoie’s terrace.

The International City of Gastronomy

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

Qui Veut Pister Lyon ?

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

An evening in Lyon? You’re in for a treat!

The day draws to an end and a superb evening lies ahead. Let your mood guide you!  

On holiday in Lyon with your children?

From the 22nd of February to the 9th of March 2020, children are off school! Holidays are the perfect time to organise visits and activities to keep...

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...

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