At the cross of 2 rivers, Lyon is definitely a city where life is good…
Facts and figures
Ideally located in the south-east of France, Lyon, capital of the Rhône Alpes region is just two hours by TGV (high-speed train) from Paris and a mere 90 minutes from the Mediterranean coast and major Alpine ski resorts.
The former Capital of Gaul is very proud of its 2000 years history. With a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1998, Lyon doesn’t only look into the past but has definitely put its steps into the future thanks to the works of contemporary architects: Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava, Coop Himmelb(l)au.
One city, 4 districts : this is Lyon's atmosphere
Between its history and its future, Lyon is embodying the city of tomorrow full of innovations but deeply rooted in its past.
You want to discover Lyon’s history through its big heritage ? Let’s go to Vieux-Lyon, Renaissance district which step you back in time. A mysterious district, full of secrets which invites you to stroll and try to push some doors to discover hidden passageways to go from one street to another staying in the building.
Shops, Michelin’s starred restaurants, bars, life is agitated night and day in the old town !
Of course, impossible not to climb up on Fourvière hill to admire the best sightseeing of Lyon.
Ok for the historical part, but you want some fashion too ?! Let’s go to Croix-Rousse, our little Montmartre… Vintage shops, bars, artists and fashion designers are waiting for you in the silk maker district. Discover the specific silk maker buildings, called « canut » with their very high ceillings and enjoy a perfect village atmosphere on the top of the hill.
Let’s go back to modern life and feel the pulse of Lyon on the Presqu’île. Here you are : in the heart of Lyon…
Between the 2 rivers, you will enjoy all the best of Lyon and satisfy all your desires : shops, bars, restaurants, leisures, you’ll find all you need. Take a look at the Opera in front of the City Hall and jump in its elevator to have a drink on its rooftop : The Muses are waiting for you to inspire you…
And what if we go back to the future ? Let’s take a look at Confluence District with its very modern architecture. All buildings are ecological and don’t forget to visit the Confluence Museum, pure jewellery.
Need to get some rest ? Parc Gerland and Parc de la Tête d’Or will offer to you a quiet time on green grass…