By: Samantha Espinosa Vivar

Lyon, a unique city with more than 2,000 years of history, is an architectural treasure located at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Since 1998, part of its urban center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which makes it a very important architectural place where you will feel the reflection of different eras that tell us the history of the city.

For food lovers, Lyon, being a gastronomic capital, will leave you satisfied with its multiple options to delight, since countless foods come from the region such as its cow’s milk cheeses from Dauphiné, crayfish from Bugey and, of course, wines, both from Beaujolais and the Rhône Valley

Without a doubt, this city is worth keeping an eye on in the upcoming 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, so we leave you options so you can enjoy endless activities in this city.

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Explore the Old Town

The Vieux Lyon, located at the foot of the hill of Fourvière It is the medieval and Renaissance quarter of Lyon; Since 1998 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is made up of three neighborhoods: Saint George in the south, Saint John in the center and Saint Paul in the north.

In fact, the Old Town is organized around three churches, the Cathedral of Saint John, the Roman church of St. Paul and the octagonal church of Saint Georges. Be sure to visit them during your exploration of the Old Town.


Lyon offers a variety of museums to visit, such as:

Confluences Museum

This cloud with a mix of glass and metal will offer you a journey through time with its multiple collections of natural science, anthropology and earth sciences at the Guimet Natural History Museum. In addition, it has its four main permanent exhibitions which are: “Origins – Stories of the world”, “Species – The web of life”, “Societies – Human theater”, “Eternities – Visions of the beyond”, an experience that no one museum lover would pass up.

we leave you official link of the museum for more information.

Museo Bellas Artes Lyon

This former 17th century Benedictine in the center of Lyon houses a collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, coins and more from art history, which you can appreciate while enjoying lunch in front of its enchanting landscapes in the center of the city. And don’t worry, this museum is open all year round, so you can’t say no to a visit, for information about prices or questions we leave you su link.

Lumière Institute

For those who love movies, the Lumière Institute is the best option since apart from being one of the most visited museums in this city, it has a cinema that shows a wide range of films from around the world. The purpose of this incredible place is to familiarize you with the life of the Lumière brothers who gave life to cinema.

You can check the billboard and exhibitions by visiting their official page.

Cinema and Miniature Museum

A 16th century building that belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage, where you can find its two star attractions, firstly, more than 100 carefully crafted miniatures of various objects, buildings and everyday scenes and secondly, an exhibition that fans of the You won’t want to miss the movie theater as it features over 400 original props, including costumes and pieces from blockbusters, so like the Lumiere Institute, this is a great option for movie fans.

Contemporary Art Museum

This museum is entirely dedicated to temporary exhibitions. The building space adapts to each exhibition, so the museum is usually closed for several weeks between exhibitions. Some of the featured displays include works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Trisha Brown, Keith Haring and Yoko Ono.

Lyon by Night

You can enjoy this city at all hours, so experiencing it at night is something you cannot miss, it offers dancing, music, bars that all those who love to party non-stop will have thousands of options such as:

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Bar Le Florian A cozy and fun place located in the heart of the city’s historic district, will offer you an extensive cocktail menu and a musical taste that will not leave you disappointed.

If you like something more classic full of guitars that make you feel like a rockstar, you have to go to the famous Eden Rock Cafe.

An essential place in Lyon, the That man who specialize in pleasing every demanding palate with beers, burgers and good music.

If you want to dance until dawn go to the trendy neighborhood of “Los Brotteaux” district, will leave you pleased with the bar F&K which has a terrace for those who enjoy a cocktail while enjoying a sunset, to continue at night with its Bar K that breaks the boundaries between restaurant, nightclub and bar; And if your goal is for this city to exhaust all your energy, you can end up in The Little Salon, strives to take the pulse of nightlife in the city. Open until the wee hours of the morning, the club offers different types of music every night.

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over the water

As we already mentioned, Lyon is located between the Rhône and Saône rivers so put on your sailor outfit and enjoy the relaxing and other more adventurous activities on the water that this city has for you, you can start with a physical activity to feel like a competitor Olympic like sailing in a kayak that travels around the docks and barges in Lyon Canoe. If you go on a romantic plan, with friends or with your family, you can rent an electric boat with Cap Confluent o Go Captainwhich has up to seven passengers and can enjoy these rivers all day.

You want a more relaxing option that allows you to get to know the city, Lyon has Los Bateaux Lyonnais which has cruises, one that goes to the Confluencia, the second that goes up the Saône to Barbe Island.

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The capital of gastronomy

Lyon will give you exquisite experiences.

You can start by putting into practice the phrase “Anyone can cook”, taking cooking classes so that you can learn the magical touches of cooking and tips from chefs that the next time you cook you will leave your guests with a very Lyonnaise taste in their mouths.

Well, here we come! Let’s get carried away by an endless number of restaurants and flavors, we leave you some restaurant options that will leave you satisfied:

The museum

A small restaurant, which has nothing small since it leaves you with a great gastronomic experience with its traditional dishes such as Escargots to the house specialty Brioche with sausage

Address: 2 Rue des Forces, 69002 Lyon, France

Hours: TUESDAY TO THURSDAY 12-2 PM 7:30 – 9:30 PM and SATURDAYS 12-2 PM.

The Bacon’s Head

This place located in the heart of Lyon, boasts of serving “countryside in the city” cuisine, which when you see its label Les Bouchons Lyonnais You know that it will leave you wanting to return with its variety of dishes such as beef tongue in a creamy sauce of aromatic herbs and vinegar, beef tripe with emulsified sauce based on hard-boiled eggs, pike pie or a puff pastry filled with sausage. pork that will make you feel like you are in any French home, so don’t hesitate to go and taste its endless options.

Address: 13 Rue Désirée, 69001 Lyon, France

Time: TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 12-1 :30 PM 7:30 – 9:00 PM

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The Fine Mouths

Another option, Bouchon, a place that fuses gastronomy with tradition and its dishes will show you why you should not leave Lyon without first stopping by to taste some eggs poached in red wine, some pig’s trotters in breaded cauls and if you have enough space, order a dessert. like homemade layered cake with meringue, vanilla ice cream and fruit covered in cream.

Address: 13 Rue Désirée, 69001 Lyon, France

Time: TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, 12-1 :30 PM 7:30 – 9:00 PM

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City Card

In order to enjoy these activities and more, we recommend that you purchase the Lyon City Card, which offers discounts and unlimited transportation. Prices range from 26 euros to 67 euros, depending on the type you choose.


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