France's third largest city, Lyon is the perfect destination for a city break or a long weekend. Lyon has plenty to offer: an old city classed as a UNESCO World heritage site, fantastic historical and architectural landmarks, outstanding museums and a super-dynamic cultural life.
Gastronomic capital of France, Lyon is well known for its world class Michelin starred restaurants and its traditional bistrots offering top quality food at reasonable prices. Located between the vineyards of Beaujolais and Burgundy to the north, and Côtes du Rhône to the south, Lyon is also the place to be to taste the best local wines.
There are so much places to discover and visit in Lyon: you can stroll along the Berges du Rhone enjoying a terrific sunset view on the city, check the astronomical clock of Saint Jean Cathedral, admire Le Mur des Lyonnais – a 800sq m trompe-l’oeil style painting – or immerse in Antiquity visiting Les Théatres Romains, roman ruins located on Fourvière Hill just south of the Notre-Dame Basilica.
Many cultural events and festival such as La Fête des Lumières and Les Nuits de Fourvière are organized each year. They represent great opportunities to experience the city’s life.
Strengthened by its past but resolutely focused on the future, Lyon has a sophistication that makes it a hugely intriguing destination for visitors.