Things to do


Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Lyon: what to do, what to see...

As well as being a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lyon is also a city of lights, a living history book and a constant succession of music, theatre and film festivals. Lyon and its region are engaged in endless culinary and wine adventures, and also offer an enormous playground for those who like their sporty adventures. Come with us!

• Lyon Old Town
• The land of golden stone in the Beaujolais
• The Le Corbusier centre at Firminy
• The Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie in Lyon
• The Parc de la Tête d'or
• The lakes of La Dombes
• The medieval town of Pérouges 
• The sloping streets of La Croix-Rousse and its hidden passages in Lyon
• The Château de Montmelas in the Beaujolais
• The Lyon Opera House and Musée des Confluences Science Centre and anthropology museum in Lyon


• Take a dip in the Lac des Sapins in the Beaujolais
• Taste the finest produce in the Halles Paul Bocuse market
• Climb the hill to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
• Base yourself among the vines of the Côtes du Rhône
• Feel the vibe at the 5-day Nuits Sonores electronic music festival
• Be dazzled by the Lyon Festival of Light
• Weave your way from the Place des Jacobins to the Passage de l’Argue Arcade
• Take a two wheel ride to burn some calories on the cycle paths of the Bois de Bouchat
• Indulge your love of fine food in one of Lyon’s famous ‘bouchon’ restaurants
• Nestle into the yellow stone quarries of Glay


• Lyon sausages
• Rosette de Lyon
• Cervelas
• Tablier de sapeur
• Gras-double
• Scratchings
• Quenelles
• Cervelle de canut
• Praline tart
• Chocolate from the Rhone Valley


• Pralines
• A bottle of Beaujolais
• Silk
• Le bâton de Lyon chocolate, honey and almond stick
• Jésus de Lyon sausage
• Coteaux-du-Lyonnais wines
• A Pot Lyonnais carafe
• Coussins Lyonnais chocolate and marzipan confectionery
• Guignol puppets
• A copy of Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince

Getting to Lyon