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

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.

River Sâone banks

Make the most of the peace and quiet of the banks of the Saône thanks to the pedestrian promenade, and its alternating urban and pastoral...

Courtyards and Traboules of Croix-Rousse

These shortcuts, in the form of internal passage, allow to communicate from a street to the other one by crossing one or several buildings and run....

Courtyards and Traboules of Vieux-Lyon

Traboules, these shortcuts in the form of internal passage, allow to communicate from a street to the other one by crossing one or several buildings...

Will your musical summer sway to contemporary, classical or baroque?

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Until Sunday, August 4, 2019, meet in the shade for outdoor concerts!

How to weave silk like a real canut

Along with her husband Philibert, Virginie Varenne runs the Maison des Canuts (Silk Workers' Centre) which they have both renovated together You...

Festival du Péristyle 2019

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From the 6th of June to the 20th of July 2019, the arcades of the Lyon Opera House's peristyle will become a covered terrace with a convivial and...

Jazz à Vienne

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From the 28th of June to the 13th of July 2019, the festival's huge line-up (with more than 1000 artists!) will perform on four different stages, as...

The FIFA Fan Experience Village

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Get the most out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, France 2019, by visiting the FIFA Village at Place Bellecour, from 26th June to 7th July 2019.

FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™: activities and events

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Take advantage of your free time between matches to explore Lyon and enjoy the various festivities and entertainment laid on throughout the summer.

Assises Internationales du Roman 2019

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This is an essential event for readers of novels, as well as anyone interested in debates and meetings covering the major societal topics that the...

FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™: plan your stay

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Do you want to come to Lyon to see a match or experience the fervour of the great international sporting event that is the FIFA Women’s World Cup....

Aperitivos aboard le Vaporetto

Every Wednesday, from May to the end of October, we offer an ideal way to relax after a day’s work, or an afternoon of shopping or visiting the city!...

11ème Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2019

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From the 21st of March to the 21st of April 2019, head to Saint-Étienne for the 11th edition of a Biennale that serves creativity and society. At the...

Collector Guide #14

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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...

Hugo Pratt, horizon lines

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

Four new exhibitions at MacLYON

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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

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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

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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.

Bernar Venet Retrospective 2019 -1959

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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...

Exposition Le génie de la Fabrique

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

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