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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Lyon
Insee code69123
AltitudeFrom 162 to 312 meters
Surface47.87 km²
Population499785 inhabitants
Density10440 inhabitants/km²


National labelCaluire-et-Cuire at 4.6 km (9 min)
DepartmentRhôneLa Mulatière at 4.8 km (7 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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  • The Old Lyon, World Heritage of UNESCO: the Cathedral of St. John with the Astronomical Clock, the Church of St. Paul the Romanesque style, the alleyways ...
  • The Fourvière: Fourvière Basilica, the archaeological park and museum of Gallo-Roman civilization, the garden of the Rosary, the Park Heights.
  • The area of ​​Croix-Rousse.
  • The alleyways of the Croix-Rousse, starting from the Court of Voraces.
  • The Peninsula with the Place Bellecour and the Place of Soils, the Opera, the Place des Jacobins.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts Palace and the cloister of St. Pierre.
  • The Basilica of St. Martin Ainay.
  • The painted walls in all neighborhoods, including the wall of silk weavers in the Croix-Rousse, the fresco of the Lyonnais, the Tony Garnier Urban Museum ...
  • The Lyonnaise gastronomy, plugs.
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TransportFunicular Fourvière,   Funicular Minimes - Théâtres Romains,   Funicular Saint-Just,   Funicular Vieux Lyon - Cathédrale Saint-Jean,   Metro station Ampère-Victor Hugo,   Metro station Bellecour,   Metro station Brotteaux,   Metro station Cordeliers,   Metro station Croix-Paquet,   Metro station Croix-Rousse,   Metro station Debourg,   Metro station Foch,   Metro station Gare Part-Dieu-Vivier Merle,   Metro station Gare de Vaise,   Metro station Garibaldi,   Metro station Gorge de Loup,   Metro station Grange Blanche,   Metro station Guillotière-Gabriel Péri,   Metro station Hénon,   Metro station Hôtel de Ville-Louis Pradel,   Metro station Jean Macé,   Metro station Laënnec,   Metro station Masséna,   Metro station Mermoz - Pinel,   Metro station Monplaisir - Lumière,   Metro station Perrache,   Metro station Place Guichard - Bourse du Travail,   Metro station Place Jean Jaurès,   Metro station Sans Souci,   Metro station Saxe - Gambetta,   Metro station Stade de Gerland,   Metro station Valmy,   Metro station Vieux Lyon-Cathédrale Saint-Jean,   Train station of Lyon - Gorge de Loup,   Train station of Lyon - Jean Macé,   Train station of Lyon - Part Dieu,   Train station of Lyon - Perrache,   Train station of Lyon - Saint-Paul,   Train station of Lyon - Vaise
Information pointsTourist Office of Lyon
Leisure centresCasino Lyon Pharaon,   Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon,   Garden Rosa Mir,   Museum Africain,   Museum Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation,   Museum Gadagne,   Museum Lumière,   Museum Maison des Canuts,   Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon,   Museum of Fine Art of Lyon,   Museum of L'Imprimerie,   Museum of the Confluences,   Museum of the Hospices Civils de Lyon - Hôtel-Dieu,   Museum of the Miniatures et Décors de Cinéma,   Museum of the Sapeurs-Pompiers de Lyon Rhône,   Park of Gerland,   Park of La Tête d'Or,   Skating Rink - Charlemagne,   Soierie Vivante
MonumentsAbbey of l'Ile-Barbe,   Amphitheatre of the Trois Gaules,   Archaeological Site of Fourvière,   Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière,   Basilica Saint-Martin d'Ainay,   Bishop’s Palace of Lyon,   Bourse du travail,   Castle of La Jayère,   Castle of La Motte,   Castle of Ménival,   Castle of Pierre Scize,   Castle of Rochecardon,   Chapel of La Trinité,   Charterhouse of Lyon,   Church Notre-Dame,   Church Notre-Dame-Saint-Vincent,   Church Saint-Bonaventure,   Church Saint-Bruno des Chartreux,   Church Saint-Denis-de-la-Croix-Rousse,   Church Saint-Georges,   Church Saint-Irénée,   Church Saint-Nizier,   Church Saint-Paul,   Church Saint-Pierre-des-Terreaux,   Church Saint-Polycarpe,   Fort Saint-Jean,   Fountain Bartholdi,   Fountain of the Taurobole,   Grand Temple,   Grande synagogue,   House Thomassin,   House of La Bréda,   House of La Providence,   House of the Chamarier,   House of the Gondi,   Hôtel-Dieu Hospital of Lyon,   Law Court of Lyon,   Manécanterie,   Prefecture of the Rhône,   Private Mansion Terminus,   Private Mansion of Bullioud,   Private Mansion of Cuzieu,   Private Mansion of L'Europe,   Private Mansion of La Croix-Laval,   Private Mansion of Sarron,   Private Mansion of Varey,   Sanctuary of Cybèle,   Stock Exchange of Lyon,   Temple of the Change,   Town Hall of Lyon,   Villa Gorge de Loup,   Villa Marius Berliet
Performance hallsA Thou Bout d'Chant,   Auditorium of Lyon,   Bourse du Travail,   Carré 30,   Comoedia,   Complexe du Rire,   Conference Centre of Lyon,   Conference Centre of Lyon,   Espace 44,   Espace Gerson,   Halle Tony-Garnier,   Hot Club Lyon,   Le Boui Boui,   Le Complexe du Rire,   Le Marché Gare,   Le Nombril du Monde,   Le Rideau Rouge,   Maison de la Danse,   Ninkasi Kao,   Nouvelle Generation - TNG,   Opera of Lyon,   Piano A Lyon,   Péniche la Marquise,   Salle Léo Ferre,   Salle Molière,   Salle Paul Garcin,   Salle Rameau,   Salle Victor Hugo,   Salle du Kao,   Sports centre of Lyon,   Stadium Vuillermet,   Stadium of Gerland,   Theatre Acte 2,   Theatre Les Ateliers,   Theatre Lulu sur la Colline,   Theatre Rail Théâtre,   Theatre Tête d'Or,   Theatre la Maison de Guignol,   Theatre of L'Anagramme,   Theatre of La Croix Rousse,   Theatre of Poche de Janine Berdin,   Theatre of the 8ème - NTH8,   Theatre of the Apshodèles,   Theatre of the Clochards Célestes,   Theatre of the Célestins,   Theatre of the Marronniers,   Theatre of the Point du Jour


  • Fourvière Nights in June, July and August.
  • The Dance Biennial in September.
  • The Biennale of Contemporary Art from September to December.
  • The Light Festival in October.
  • The Festival of Lights on December 8.
Detailed information
Nuits SonoresUrban-oriented electronic music festival
In May 2015
Fourvière NightsA multi-disciplinary festival in an antique Roman theatre
In June / July 2015
Festival of LightsThe most extraordinary light creations in the town centre
In December 2015


  • The Beaujolais and villages of golden stone.
  • Les Monts du Lyonnais.
  • The Pilat.
  • The Dombes with the Birds Reserve of Villars-les-Dombes.
  • Animal Park of Saint-Martin-la-Plaine.
  • Animal Park Peaugres.
  • Lake of the Pines.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Guided tour of Lyon and its regionCulture and educationFrom 80 € to 225 €Lyon
Natural perfume-making workshopCulture and education69 €Lyon

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Saint-Jean Cathedral - Notre-Dame de FourviereSaint-Jean Cathedral - Notre-Dame de Fourviere
St. John's Cathedral - Notre-Dame de FourviereSt. John's Cathedral - Notre-Dame de Fourviere


Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
This ancient feat of civil engineering was used to provide water to the city of Lyon
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Monday 26 January
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Tuesday 27 January
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Wednesday 28 January
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Japanese restaurantNoboru  
ADDRESS OF FAITHFUL - For more than ten years, he treats fine Lyon ghouls and aficionados of Japanese cuisine. With its sleek black & white decor, Noboru a discreet and elegant class...
Located in Lyon18 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Cintra  
Le Cintra est non seulement un restaurant mais aussi un haut-lieu de la ville lyonnaise. De nombreux films, de Chabrol notamment, y ont été tournés : vous y croiserez peut être encore...
Located in Lyon37 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Institution  
LOCATION - This is between docks Saint-Antoine and Jean Moulin is that the restaurant L'Institution in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon. In a baroque and cozy banquettes and velvet carpeting...
Located in Lyon36 € per person 

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Apartment with 1 bedroomLe chat perché    
At the entrance of the Renaissance district classified unesco heritage remarkably well situated for business or leisure stays, the cat perched offers luxury and calm in a bourgeois...
Located in LyonFrom 90 € to 140 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Laurentine    
You will be seduced by the charm of this independent guest house, situated on the heights of Lyon in the garden of a boutique property dating from 1820, completely renovated and rooted...
Located in LyonFrom 130 € to 147 € the double room 
Apartment with 5 bedroomsLyon city homes    
At the secluded street, Lyon'S City Home was designed in an apartment for your stay in a green quiet. You benefit from a peaceful garden and a large terrace for breakfast and / or dinner....
Located in Lyon60 € the double room 

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Apartment for 2 personsApparthotel La martiniere
In the center of Lyon, a fully furnished and equipped apartment.
Located in Lyon560 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsCharpennes Couperin Claudine   NEW
Adorable apartment comfortable and functional 61sqm, fully renovated and converted into furnished accommodation, 4 stars in 2014. On the 7th floor of a building of good quality, it...
Located 2.5 km from Lyon365 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsLe Jardin Des Etats  
A new 24 sq. m studio apartment in a recently-renovated 1930's detached town house. Tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard, with a small patio area overlooking the garden....
Located in Lyon300 € per week 

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233 places over 6 haCamping Indigo Lyon    
Situated just outside the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and ideally located for visiting Lyon and the Beaujolais... Lyon Indigo Campsite**** is situated in Dardilly, just outside...
Located in Lyon 

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NH Lyon Airport - Hotel in LyonNH Lyon Airport     
The NH Lyon Aéroport is a new building, ideally located at Lyon's Saint Exupéry airport, 3 km from the A432 motorway. It features a wellness centre and gym. Free Wi-Fi access is available....
Located in LyonRoom from 79 €
Séjours & Affaires Lyon Saint-Nicolas - Hotel in LyonSéjours & Affaires Lyon Saint-Nicolas     
Séjours & Affaires Lyon St-Nicolas is located in central Lyon, 300 metres from the Part Dieu TGV train station. The studio apartments offer equipped kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi access....
Located in LyonRoom from 60 €
Hôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Collection - Hotel in LyonHôtel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Collection     
Set in a haussmann-style building dating from 1894, MGallery Hotel Carlton Lyon is located on Lyon’s Presqu’île and a 5-minute walk from Bellecour Metro Station. It features a spa with...
Located in LyonRoom from 144 €

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NH Lyon Airport
The NH Lyon Aéroport is a new building, ideally located at Lyon's Saint Exupéry airport, 3 km from the A432 motorway. It features a wellness centre and...
Hotel Grand Est
The Grand Est hotel is located in Meyzieu, with a quick and easy access along the main Lyon bypass, near the Saint-Exupéry...
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