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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Rhône

Lyon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Rhône
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Capital of the Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon is famous for its historic centre inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Situated between the Fourvière hill and the Saône river, old Lyon abounds with places of interest to discover. Its picturesque streets, its Renaissance period houses, its cathedral, its traboules covered passageways and its inner courtyards will delight walkers and those who love architecture. Unmissable, the Saint-Jean, Juiverie, and Boeuf streets are also great to stroll around.

The city also boasts important ancient Roman remains at the Romains de Fourvière Roman theatres. The esplanade of the Fourvière basilica offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city.

The Presqu'île peninsula between the Rhône and the Saône rivers is a great place for walkers and shopping fans with its many stores and beautiful squares, including Place des Terreaux, Place Bellecour, Place des Jacobins and Place Louis Pradel. Next stop is Croix-Rousse, the silk district with its plateau and sloping streets.

To relax, there is nothing like a stroll in the Tête d'Or park. Featuring green spaces, a lake and a zoo, this park attracts walkers, joggers, and rollerbladers. The covered market hall of the city boasts good local products, Bouchons, typical Lyon bistrots, brasseries and great restaurants that will be a hit with gastronomes.

Lyon also offers a wide choice in museums, with the Fine art museum, the Contemporary Art museum, the Textiles museum (Musée des Tissus), the Decorative arts museum, the Musée des Hospices Civils (hospital museum), the Marionette International museum, and many more.

The Light festival, which takes place in December, is a magic and unforgettable moment. At night, the bridges, monuments and buildings of the city are illuminated. A magnificent show not to be missed!

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Access to the Fourvière hill is through the Funicular Fourvière Les Minimes and Saint -Just.

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Things to see and do

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Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Lyon Pass: Tours, Transportation, Cultural Activities – 1,2 or 3 days
Culture and education24 € Lyon
Lyon by night: electric bike tour and tasting
Entertainment60 € Lyon
Explore the Parc de la Tête d'Or by Segway – 2 hours
Entertainment52 € Lyon
Lyon by Electric Bike: Tour of Lyon & Food Tasting
Entertainment70 € Lyon
Segway Tour of the Rhône and the Saône – 1 hr. 30 mins
Entertainment42 € Lyon
Segway Initiation in Central Lyon – 1 hour
Entertainment32 € Lyon
Guided tour of Lyon and its region
Culture and education80 € to 180 € Lyon
Private Guided Walking Tour of Lyon – 3 hours
Culture and education61 € Lyon
Escape Game "Game It": Full-size escape game - In Lyon
Entertainment24 € Lyon
Private Guided Walking Tour of Lyon – 2 hours
Culture and education47 € Lyon
Guided Tour by Electric Bike with Food Tasting
Entertainment50 € Lyon
Discover Central Lyon by Electric Bike
Culture and education30 € Lyon

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Nuits Sonores
Urban-oriented electronic music festivalFrom 24 to 28 may 2017
Fourvière Nights
A multi-disciplinary festival in an antique Roman theatreJune / July 2017
Dance Biennial
A big gathering celebrating contemporary danceSeptember 2018
Contemporary Art Biennial
A great art event dedicated to contemporary creativityFrom 20 september to 30 december 2017
Festival of Lights
The most extraordinary light creations in the town centreDecember 2017
Quais du Polar
Lyon's book and film festival devoted to crime fictionApril 2018

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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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I- Way - formula 1 simulation Zone
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