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 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...

The 18th International Dance Biennale

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During this 3-week festival, all forms of dancing will be taking over halls and squares throughout Lyon! From the 11th to the 30th September 2018. 

The European Heritage Days

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On the 15 and 16 September 2018, doors in Lyon and the surrounding area will be opened to welcome food lovers!

Carnets de collections

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From May 16th 2017 to September 9th 2018, travel through the collections of Musée des Confluences.

Les Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon

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On the 8th and 9th September 2018, leading ceramists will be gathered in Place Saint-Jean in Lyon.

Discover Lyon by canoe or stand up paddle 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...

Tout l'Monde Dehors Festival

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From June 21st to September 2nd 2018, summer days and evenings in Lyon are essentially spent outdoors!

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...

Food and Flower Market Saint Antoine Célestins

Along the Saône river, facing the Old Town, it's Lyon's biggest food market, with stalls of small gardeners and farmers.

Restaurants open in August

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Even though some restaurants close in August for well-deserved holidays, don’t worry – there is a wide choice of different types of restaurants for...

The Fourvière Nights

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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.

Bastille Day in Lyon and the Metropole

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13 and 14 July 2017, in Lyon and suburbs..., festivities follow one another!

Food and Flower market Croix-Rousse

At the heart of the Croix-Rousse, a real village within the city, this market is a real institution. One can find several organic vegetables.

Ciné-Concert : Amadeus Live

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From June 6th to June 9th 2018 at the Auditorium de Lyon... 

Banks of the Rhône

Greater Lyon has successfully completed a project aimed at reclaiming its rivers, which began in 2002 with the rehabilitation of the banks of the...

La Place des Jacobins

Place des Jacobins – one of the most beautiful squares in Lyon – is located in the heart of the Presqu’île district and within the city’s UNESCO...

Assises Internationales du Roman

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From the 21st to the 27th of May 2018, at Les Subsistances (and elsewhere), literature will be on everyone’s minds and lips!

TOP 14 Rugby semi finals

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Lyon is hosting one of this season’s major sporting events: the 2018 semi-finals of the Top 14!

Festival for the opening of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu

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The 27th of April 2018 marked the starting point for the opening of a completely renovated and repurposed landmark site in Lyon. An eagerly...

Aqua, a Roman invention

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Nestled in the hillside opposite the ancient site of Fourvière, the Musée Gallo-Romain is one of the more interesting museums to visit as a family...

Exposition Hommage à Jacques Truphémus

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From 17th of February to 23rd of April 2018, the Musée des Beaux-arts (Museum of Fine Arts) in Lyon will pay tribute to this famous local painter.

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