Lyon Travel Guide

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Activities
Presqu'île
This peninsula-shaped piece of land looks different from the rest of Lyon with wide boulevards, pedestrian-only streets and grand open squares framed by mansions. Duck into one of the many cafes and bouchons.
  • 2 rue Thomassin
  • Lyon, Rhone-Alpes France

Presqu'île

This peninsula-shaped piece of land looks different from the rest of Lyon with wide boulevards, pedestrian-only streets and grand open squares framed by mansions. Duck into one of the many cafes and bouchons.
2 rue Thomassin Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Vieux Lyon
Vieux Lyon, or Old Town, is the city's most historical district. About 400 Traboules, or 15th-century passageways, create a labyrinth-like network of shortcuts with inner courtyards and arched porticos.
  • Rue du Boeuf
  • Lyon, Rhone-Alpes 69005 France

Vieux Lyon

Vieux Lyon, or Old Town, is the city's most historical district. About 400 Traboules, or 15th-century passageways, create a labyrinth-like network of shortcuts with inner courtyards and arched porticos.
Rue du Boeuf Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Croix-Rousse Murals
Murals in Lyon are mostly painted in the trompe l'oeil style, which means to fool the eye. It works. The Silk Workers Wall, depicting everyday life on the Croix-Rousse, is the largest mural of its kind in Europe.
  • Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse
  • Lyon, Rhone-Alpes 69004 France

Croix-Rousse Murals

Murals in Lyon are mostly painted in the trompe l'oeil style, which means to fool the eye. It works. The Silk Workers Wall, depicting everyday life on the Croix-Rousse, is the largest mural of its kind in Europe.
Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Place des Terreaux
The 2 buildings that define the city -- the ornate city hall and the opera house -- face each other right off of the Place des Terreaux. Today, the Opéra de Lyon is home to the ballet as well as innovative, modern dance.
  • Place de la Comédie
  • Lyon, Rhone-Alpes France

Place des Terreaux

The 2 buildings that define the city -- the ornate city hall and the opera house -- face each other right off of the Place des Terreaux. Today, the Opéra de Lyon is home to the ballet as well as innovative, modern dance.
Place de la Comédie Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France

Hotels
Villa Florentine
Villa Florentine sits high on a hill overlooking Lyon. This heavenly hotel was converted from a 17th-century chapel, with a breathtaking lobby, and fresco-like paintings and panels hanging like tapestries from the ceiling and spacious rooms.
  • 25 Montée Saint-Barthélemy
  • Lyon, Rhone-Alpes France

Villa Florentine

Villa Florentine sits high on a hill overlooking Lyon. This heavenly hotel was converted from a 17th-century chapel, with a breathtaking lobby, and fresco-like paintings and panels hanging like tapestries from the ceiling and spacious rooms.
25 Montée Saint-Barthélemy Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Phone: +11 33-4-72-56-56-56

Restaurants & Bars
Café des Fédérations
Café des Fédérations may be the city's oldest bouchon serving traditional fare like boudin (blood sausage), gras-double (pig intestines) and andouillette (more pig intestines). The atmosphere is warm and the prices are reasonable.
  • 8 Rue Major Martin
  • Lyon, Rhone-Alpes 69001 France

Café des Fédérations

Café des Fédérations may be the city's oldest bouchon serving traditional fare like boudin (blood sausage), gras-double (pig intestines) and andouillette (more pig intestines). The atmosphere is warm and the prices are reasonable.
8 Rue Major Martin Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Phone: +11 33-4-78-28-26-00