Lyon

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France’s third largest city is famous for films, festivals, food and centuries-old architecture.

Art festivals and museums dedicated to filmmaking, a medieval old town and Roman ruins; Lyon’s attractions are varied and showcased in style. Situated in east-central France, Lyon is a scenic city; its beauty starts from the surrounding hills of La Croix-Rousse and Fourvière, and spills down to the banks of the Saône and Rhône rivers, which split the city into districts.The city has an excellent public transport system so getting around is easy. Trains, buses and the subway stop at major attractions. There’s also a public bicycle rental system: Vélo'v.

Explore the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) district on foot. It’s one of Europe’s largest areas of Renaissance architecture. Stroll along cobblestone streets such as Rue St. Jean where you will find an example of Lyon’s famous traboules, covered passageways built through houses. At the end of Rue St.-Jean is the majestic Lyon Cathedral, built between 1180 and 1480.

Ride the cable railway to Fourvière hilltop. Check out the views of the city and Rhône Valley from the lookout at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Look for the ancient Roman amphitheater. It’s one of the venues for the Fourvière Nights Festival, a summer celebration of music, dance and theater.

Go to La Croix-Rousse to see the old silk-weaving district. At the foot of the hill is Place des Terreaux, a central square with the City Hall, St. Peter's Palace and the Bartholdi Fountain. Cross the river to Parc de la Tete d’Or, a beautiful green space with a small zoo.

Don’t miss out on a visit to the Lumière Institute. Motion picture pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière had factories on this site. A museum exhibits the brothers’ cinematography achievements. Watch classic movies and attend exhibitions during the annual Festival Lumière in October.

Be sure to experience Lyon’s famous culinary scene. Try Lyonnais dishes, such as veal kidneys, at one of the city’s famous bouchons. Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse is an indoor food market named after an acclaimed French chef. Here you can sample cheese and wine, pâté and pastries from local sellers.

Where to stay in Lyon

NH Lyon Airport
NH Lyon Airport
4 out of 5
The price is RM405 per night from 20 Feb to 21 Feb
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Genas Karting, Groupama Stadium and Genas Bowling. Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage and Lyon-Chassieu ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (946 reviews)
"Very convenient for an early flight, great food, super clean and very comfortable."

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2021

NH Lyon Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon
Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon
4 out of 5
The price is RM556 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Located in Lyon City Centre, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Part Dieu Mall, Bellecour Square and Tete d'Or Park. Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (916 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It was very convenient to the train station and a little bit of a walk into the old town. The room was nice, no complaints at all! We weren't told of any of our VIP options at check-in, so we didn't utilize any perks."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon
Boscolo Lyon Hôtel & Spa
Boscolo Lyon Hôtel & Spa
5 out of 5
11 Quai Jules Courmont, Lyon, Rhône
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM842 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Located in Lyon City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lyon National Opera, Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and Place des Terreaux. Bellecour Square ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (122 reviews)
"Would like to especially thank Daniella for her outstanding customer support, for her attention to every minor detail, her amazing set of skills, knowledge of the hospitality business, and her commitment to clients' comfort and safety. An amazing hotel to satisfy every need of a business or leisure ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Boscolo Lyon Hôtel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residhotel Lyon Part Dieu
Residhotel Lyon Part Dieu
3 out of 5
The price is RM258 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb
Located in Lyon City Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Massif Central and Part Dieu Mall. Place des Jacobins and Bellecour Square are also ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (248 reviews)
"I was only there one night but it would be a great place for a long stay"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2021

Residhotel Lyon Part Dieu
Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Lyon Lumière
Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Lyon Lumière
4 out of 5
81-85 Cours Albert-Thomas, Lyon
The price is RM267 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Located in 3rd Arrondissement, this spa residence is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Musee Lumiere and within 3 miles (5 km) of Part Dieu Mall and Bellecour Square. Place ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,284 reviews)
or a few nights
"The apartment was not so clean, and began to deteriorate which is a bit of a shame for a 4 * accommodation. However the staff were really very pleasant and welcoming, I still recommend for a few nights."

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2021

Lagrange Apart'HOTEL Lyon Lumière
Q7 Lodge Lyon 7
Q7 Lodge Lyon 7
4 out of 5
The price is RM310 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in Lyon City Centre, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Massif Central and Confluence Museum. Bellecour Square and Place des Jacobins are also within ...
4/5 Very Good! (277 reviews)
"Everything was great in terms of infrastructure. I paid for wifi/was supposed to be included and it wasn’t working. I had rented there to work remotely and lost some money because I couldn’t trade on the NY stock exchange."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2021

Q7 Lodge Lyon 7
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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