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

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...

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...

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…

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...

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!...

Imagine PICASSO

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From the 17th of October 2019 to the 2nd of February 2020, La Sucrière is hosting a world premiere of the immersive exhibition IMAGINE PICASSO,...

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.

Le Radiant - Bellevue

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

Lyon BD Festival 2019

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The "ninth art" will be celebrated in a dozen cultural venues, mainly located between La Bourse and Place des Terreaux. On 7 (day for industry...

European Night of Museums 2019

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On Saturday 18 May 2019, museums in Lyon and the rest of Europe will be welcoming visitors free of charge late into the evening—with a host of...

The 2018 Festival du Péristyle

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This year, from the 7th of June to the 1st of September 2018, the opera is inviting us to a genuine summer festival beneath the arcade of its...

Open-air cinema throughout summer – Tout l’Monde Dehors !

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From the first day of summer onwards, there are many outdoor screenings in Lyon and its metropolitan area to enliven your evenings until the...

The Fourvière Nights 2018

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From the 1st of June to the 28th July 2018, at the Roman theatres in the Fourvière district, shows will be following each other in succession.

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! 

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...

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...

Biennal of Contemporary Art of Lyon

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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...

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