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!

The courthouse with 24 columns

Located on the banks of the Saône in the Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) district, the historic Palais de Justice (law courts) has a majestic neoclassical...

Une Afrique en couleurs

From the 16th of October 2020 to the 22nd of August 2021, the rich colours of Africa will be on display at the Musée des Confluences.

Jean Couty Museum

It displays the work of Jean Couty (1907-1991), a Lyonnais painter whose fame extends far beyond Lyon, throughout the world.

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...

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...

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.

Picasso. Baigneuses et baigneurs

 Archives

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

The International City of Gastronomy - Closed

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

Bagouse

This new and very cute micro boutique opened its doors on the 2nd of April on the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill. 

Giraudet Bellecour

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

Le Radiant - Bellevue

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

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.

Notorious Family

With 12 seats and a warm, welcoming interior, this mini-eatery in the Guillotière district was created by Marie along with Jean-Luc, the chef. 

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...

The Lumière Festival - Grand Lyon Film Festival 2020

 Archives

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...

How to weave silk like a real canut

Silk is a centuries-old tradition in Lyon, which has been lovingly preserved thanks to a few passionate individuals who have kept this outstanding...

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...

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...

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...

Cine-concerts

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

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