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Lyon

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Rhône

Lyon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Rhône
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Access to the Fourvière hill is through the Funicular Fourvière Les Minimes and Saint -Just.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLyon
Postcode69000
Tourism label
Latitude45.7640430 (N 45° 45’ 51”)
Longitude4.8356590 (E 4° 50’ 8”)
AltitudeFrom 162m to 312m
Surface area47.87 km²
Population499785 inhabitants
Density10440 inhabitants/km²
Insee code69123
IntercommunalityME de Lyon
DepartmentRhône
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Caluire-et-Cuire4.6 km (9 min)
La Mulatière4.8 km (7 min)
Villeurbanne5.2 km (13 min)
Oullins7 km (13 min)
Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon7 km (11 min)
Tassin-la-Demi-Lune7.4 km (12 min)
Champagne-au-Mont-d'Or7.6 km (14 min)
Pierre-Bénite8 km (12 min)
Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d'Or8.5 km (15 min)
Bron8.6 km (18 min)
Vénissieux8.9 km (19 min)
Rillieux-la-Pape8.9 km (17 min)
Saint-Cyr-au-Mont-d'Or9 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Fourvière Nights
A multi-disciplinary festival in an antique Roman theatreFrom 1 june to 30 july 2016
Dance Biennial
A big gathering celebrating contemporary danceFrom 14 to 30 september 2016
Festival of Lights
The most extraordinary light creations in the town centreFrom 3 to 6 december 2016
Nuits Sonores
Urban-oriented electronic music festivalMay 2017
Contemporary Art Biennial
A great art event dedicated to contemporary creativityFrom 20 september to 30 december 2017

Photos

Saint-Jean Cathedral - Notre-Dame de Fourviere
Saint-Jean Cathedral - Notre-Dame de Fourviere
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St. John's Cathedral - Notre-Dame de Fourviere
St. John's Cathedral - Notre-Dame de Fourviere
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Private Guided Walking Tour of Lyon – 2 hours
Culture and education47 € Lyon
Segway Initiation in Central Lyon – 1 hour
Entertainment32 € Lyon
Segway Tour of the Rhône and the Saône – 1 hr. 30 mins
Entertainment42 € Lyon
Explore the Parc de la Tête d'Or by Segway – 2 hours
Entertainment52 € Lyon
Discover Central Lyon by Electric Bike
Culture and education30 € Lyon

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit de bénévent
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Vaugneray (14.3 km)
Wine trails at the heart of the vineyards
HikeEasy1h30Millery (15.3 km)
Le grand tour
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic5h35Thurins (16.6 km)
Point N° 1 : introduction
HikeIntermediate1h25Mornant (21 km)
Circuit de randonnée F : Le Moulin du Pêcher
HikeIntermediate2h50Saint-Martin-en-Haut (24 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels