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

Chabert et Fils

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

Lyon and its surrounding areas, a breath of air!

Beyond the charm of the city itself, Lyon is surrounded by green spaces that are easily accessible, perfect for enjoying nature or strolling for...

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...

Les Puces du Canal (flea market)

Four universes dedicated to vintage, flea market and antiquities. Come and meet the 200 permanent merchants and 400 unpackers and make a stop at one...

Lyon by the water

Two rivers that come together in the heart of the city, two lakes and brilliant sunshine... Lyon offers a beautiful setting to enjoy leisure...

Le Radiant - Bellevue

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

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...

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...

Renaissance Vieux-Lyon : cathedral, courtryards and traboules

Take a historical tour of Medieval and Renaissance Lyon.

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...

Giraudet Bellecour

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

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...

A summer’s day at Tête d’Or Park

This summer, reconnect with nature in the heart of Lyon, by spending a day at the park! With walks, activities to discover, games, the Guignol puppet...

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.

Open on Sundays!

Shops in Vieux-Lyon, one of Lyon's main tourist attractions, are authorised to remain open every day of the week, all year round. In addition, since...

Traces of the Living

 Archives

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

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.

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...

Quiveutpister Lyon

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

The Old Roses of Bonne Maison

Discover an exceptional antique rose garden in La Mulatière. A bucolic address to share.

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...

Les Arcs

Les Arcs is one of the biggest Alpine winter sports resorts, including five sites with different ambiances to choose from: Arc 2000, Arc 1950 Le...

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