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

Cine-concerts

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

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...

Collector Guide #14

On Saturday the 13th of April, you can pick up the latest issue of Collector at the tourist office on Place Bellecour (from 9 am to 6 pm). This issue...

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...

Hugo Pratt, horizon lines

 Archives

From the 7th of April 2018 to the 24th of March 2019, at the Musée des Confluences

Cité de la Gastronomie

The International City of Gastronomy will advocate for food as a source of both pleasure and health. It will also promote associated trades and...

Generation 40 - Youth during the War

The new exhibition at the CHRD (Resistance and Deportation History Centre) starts on the 15th of November 2018... Until the 22nd of September 2019.

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!...

Four new exhibitions at MacLYON

 Archives

From the 8th of March to the 7th of July 2019, not one, but four exhibitions await you at MacLYON! 

"Claudius – An emperor with an extraordinary fate" - Exhibition

 Archives

Lyon’s Museum of Fine Arts will be looking at one of Lyon’s first famous figures: a certain Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus…

Because even two days isn’t enough to see everything...

Explore another side of Lyon, with cinema, food (still more!) and nature...

Second day in Lyon

Another day dawns and brings with it the prospect of new things to discover! Take the morning to explore another side to Lyon, not yet discovered. 

Ciné O'Clock

 Archives

From the 9th to the 17th February 2019, Ciné O' Clock has brought British and Irish cinema into centre stage on the screens at the Zola.

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.

Bernar Venet Retrospective 2019 -1959

 Archives

From the 21st of September 2018 to the 6th of January 2019, at MAC Lyon, explore a remarkable and previously unseen ensemble of more than 170...

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...

Exposition Le génie de la Fabrique

 Archives

Until the 31st December 2018, at the MTMAD (Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts) in Lyon.

End-of-year 2018 live entertainment

 Archives

December is here and with it comes a wonderful range of live entertainment—here’s my pick! This year, the Christmas concerts take pride of place, for...

Things to do while waiting for night to fall …

It would be such a shame to just kill time, while there are so many things to see and do in Lyon! Here are some suggestions…

Practical info

In order to make the most of the Festival of Lights, plan ahead!This year, the festival opening times are as follows: from 7 to 11 pm on Thursday the...

Here are some of the routes you can choose from…

To really make the most of the Fête des Lumières, prepare your tour!

Qui Veut Pister Lyon ?

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

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