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 Fourvière Nights

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From the 1st of June to the 30th of July 2019, Nuits de Fourvière will come to the ancient theatres of Fourvière, as well as the Opera House, Salle...

5 years of the Musée des Confluences

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On Thursday 19 December 2019, the museum is inviting visitors to celebrate its birthday against a musical backdrop, and get “up close and personal...

A musical end to 2019

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From mid-December, the tone will be set as the festive season gets into full swing! As the Christmas holidays approach, it is time for concerts,...

Brahms Festival - Paths untrodden

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From 13 November to 9 December 2019, CNSMDL (the French national higher college of music and dance in Lyon) is celebrating the genius of Brahms, both...

Festival of Lights

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

Ludique – jouer dans l’Antiquité (Recreation – Playing in Antiquity)

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From 20 June to 1 December 2019, at Lugdunum - Museum 

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...

Here are some of the routes you can choose from…

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

Bagouse

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

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. 

Ysé

This attractive new shop in the Carré d’or shopping district sells lingerie. 

Lyon Festival of Lights 2018

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From 6 to 9 December 2018, in Lyon, your nights will shine brighter than your days!

L'Art et la matière (Art and Material) - Exhibition

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From 13 April to 22 September 2019, live a new experience at Musée des Beaux-arts !

Generation 40 - Youth during the War

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

L'Odyssée des livres sauvés

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From 12 April to 22 September 2019 at Musée de l’Imprimerie et de la Communication Graphique (Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication), this...

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 Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon

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

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...

Chabert et Fils

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

Big Fernand

Don't eat Burgers, eat Hamburgers! Whether you're eating in or taking away, Big Fernand suggests you forget ordinary burgers and enjoy a real...

Fêtons l'été - Tout l'Monde Dehors Festival

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From the 21st of June to the 1st of September 2019, enjoy more than 200 free, outdoor art events all summer. This festival starts with the Fête de la...

The story behind Lyon’s Festival of Lights

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

Renaissance Vieux-Lyon : cathedral, courtryards and traboules

Take a historical tour of Medieval and Renaissance Lyon.

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