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

Domain and Castle of Lacroix Laval

This estate boasts close to 115 hectares of greenery extending across the villages of Charbonnières-les-Bains, Marcy-l'Étoile and Tour de Salvagny, as...

Light Festival of Lyon

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

The story behind Lyon’s Festival of Lights

In the beginning, the Illuminations were first held on the 8th December... 

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...

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.

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!...

Les Tupiniers du Vieux-Lyon 2019

14 and 15 September 2019, on Place Saint-Jean and Lazaristes' school courtyard, don't miss this traditional market of ceramic artworks. 

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...

River Sâone banks

Make the most of the peace and quiet of the banks of the Saône thanks to the pedestrian promenade, and its alternating urban and pastoral...

Chabert et Fils

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

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...

Courtyards and Traboules of Croix-Rousse

These shortcuts, in the form of internal passage, allow to communicate from a street to the other one by crossing one or several buildings and run....

Courtyards and Traboules of Vieux-Lyon

Traboules, these shortcuts in the form of internal passage, allow to communicate from a street to the other one by crossing one or several buildings...

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...

Will your musical summer sway to contemporary, classical or baroque?

Until Sunday, August 4, 2019, meet in the shade for outdoor concerts!

How to weave silk like a real canut

Along with her husband Philibert, Virginie Varenne runs the Maison des Canuts (Silk Workers' Centre) which they have both renovated together You...

The Great Concerts

For those who enjoy a little musical excellence, from the 17th September 2018 to the 23rd May 2019, be sure not to miss the big Baroque or Chamber...

The Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale

From 18 September 2019 to 15 January 2020, at macLYON (Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon 69006), the Fagor factory (Lyon 69007) and the IAC (Institute...

Festival du Péristyle 2019

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From the 6th of June to the 20th of July 2019, the arcades of the Lyon Opera House's peristyle will become a covered terrace with a convivial and...

Star Wars Cine-concerts

At the Auditorium, from the 11th to the 14th of September 2019, and from the 25th to the 27th of June 2020, two screenings of Star Wars with Lyon...

Jazz à Vienne

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From the 28th of June to the 13th of July 2019, the festival's huge line-up (with more than 1000 artists!) will perform on four different stages, as...

The FIFA Fan Experience Village

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Get the most out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, France 2019, by visiting the FIFA Village at Place Bellecour, from 26th June to 7th July 2019.

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