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Travel Guide of Lyon in France by Influencers

Lyon or Lyons is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, about 470 km south of Paris, 320 km north of Marseille and 56 km northeast of Saint-Étienne.

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Discover our travel guide of Lyon in France made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Lyon:

  🏰 Place of worship     🏞️ Lake     🌉 Bridge     🌆 Skyline     🗼 Landmark     🚢 Pier  

Travel Tips for visiting Lyon

Lyon: Welcome to the world capital of gastronomy!

If you are a gourmet, if you like local products, the city of Lyon is made for you.

Take advantage of the restaurants, which are full of the most delicious dishes, made by the great chefs of Lyon.
In addition to the divine cuisine, Lyon is not to be outdone when it comes to monuments or historical sites. 

Moreover, allow yourself time for a stroll along the famous traboules of Lyon, for those open to the public. These small secret passages so appreciated by tourists allow you to go from one side to the other in no time. If you are not afraid of heights, you can also take a ride on the Ferris wheel of the Place Bellecour, which is open during the winter, and go up to 60 meters high to observe Lyon from the sky. Sensitive hearts abstain!

Don't hesitate to walk on the Place des Terreaux in the moonlight, the lights are superb. Because Lyon loves everything that shines. Its traditional festival of lights, commemorating by a profusion of lights and watts the inauguration of the statue of the Virgin of the bell tower of Fourvière, Lyon radiates with a thousand lights.
Every night, the Light Plan illuminates the 250 monuments, sites, and quays that make the city a nocturnal masterpiece. You can also stroll through the Parc de la Tête d'Or. With seven sumptuous entrances, this splendid garden attracts nature lovers every year. 

The most notable one is undoubtedly the "Enfants du Rhône" gate. This one allows the perspective of a lake of 16 hectares, in the center of a landscape composition. Flowerbeds rose beds and peonies will punctuate your walk and embellish it with their perfumes and colors. Today, it remains one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in France.

Lyon: what to do?

  • City Aventure Lyon
You have always loved nature, you are a Tarzan at heart... Then go to City Adventure! This activity park, in the heart of a hundred-year-old forest, offers seven courses adapted to all ages and all levels. On these courses, a lot of obstacles will slow down your progress, like tunnels of the Miner, Amazonian footbridges, or swinging trunks... It's up to you to be as fast as possible!

  • Navig'Inter Discover Lyon by navigating on the Saône River, that's what Navig'Inter offers. You can choose between guided tours to the Confluence or the Ile Barbe. You can also choose to go for a night walk to admire the city in its costume of light and be dazzled by its nocturnal enchantment, or for a day trip.

  • Aquarium of Greater Lyon
To set foot in this space is all ready to go on a world tour of fresh and marine waters. This underwater walk will guide your flippers in the freshwater room, then to the meeting of the fishes of the southern hemisphere, before contemplating the sharks which undulate around a wreck. The tour ends in the room of the five senses where touch is emphasized. The public is invited to touch gobies, anemones, mollusks, and echinoderms, and to experience, for ten minutes, a tropical storm in the "rain forest".

  • The murals The city of Lyon proudly displays a large number of splendid murals, including the Cinema Wall, which was created by the Lumière brothers, and the Fresque des Lyonnais, which depicts 30 faces of men and women from Lyon who have left their mark on histories, such as Sainte Blandine, Paul Bocuse, and Saint-Exupéry. But don't miss the largest fresco in Europe, the Wall of Canuts, a reflection of Lyon's life.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Lyon

Lyon : what to eat?

Lyon's charcuterie.

Lyon is the capital of the charcuterie and this is not new. The number of Lyon's specialties is impressive: sausage, rosette,

The bugnes Invention of Lyon that one tastes during the period of the Lent, the bugnes, in the beginning, were realized on the base of flour, the yeast of beer diluted in water and then fried in oil. Nowadays, the basic recipe is embellished with butter, eggs, and lots of secrets. A delight!

The city of Lyon is famous for its traboules, pedestrian passages between several buildings. You will find many of them in the center of Lyon. So don't forget to take these authentic paths when you walk around the area.

What to see and do in Lyon? Our Top 10 recommendations :

  • Trabouler in the Vieux-Lyon.
  • Have lunch in a "bouchon lyonnais".
  • Go up to Fourvière.
  • Ride a Segway.
  • Shopping in the Presqu'île.
  • A wine bar in the Presqu'île.
  • Stroll on the banks of the Saône.
  • Walk the slopes of the Croix-Rousse.
  • Relax in the Parc de la Tête d'or.
  • Try a mâchon at the Halles Paul Bocuse.

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