Recommended routes Lyon and its surroundings


Recommended routes Lyon and its surroundings

A day in Lyon

Before any trip, buy the precious Lyon City Card which allows unlimited access to public transport and museums.

  • Walk in the almost Perrache (place Carnot) to the Place des Terreaux through the place Bellecour, nerve center of the city.
  • In Hugo, pedestrianized and shopping, the residential district ofAinay has retained its soul.
  • God & rsquo change, must of the city with the new City of gastronomy.
  • Further north, the Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication, housed in a Renaissance hotel
  • the opera house rehabilitated by Jean Nouvel.
  • Have lunch or in one of our trendy little addresses.
  • In demidi, cross the Saône for a visit (guided if possible) of the vieux Lyon.
  • You're coming Saint-Paul district. The rue Juiverie, mainly occupied by craftsmen, was until the XNUMXth century the epicenter of the Jewish quarter.
  • The remarkable Gadagne museums, devoted to the history of Lyon and the puppets of the world, are essential.
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  • The funicular will take you up to the Basilica of Fourvière. From the esplanade, the view of the city is breathtaking!
  • End the day in Georges, which has preserved its medieval layout. In this street, the Automata museum will delight fans of the genre.
  • Dine in a century-old cork, where the quenelle is homemade and the atmosphere is joyful.

2 days in Lyon

2 options:




  • Focus on Confluences museum.
  • Otherwise, the time for many domains, without skipping the Fourvière museum.
  • Add to the visits of the 1st day the discovery of another original museum, Cinema and Miniature, which will delight lovers of the 7th art.
  • And if you stroll around on a Sunday morning, take a look at the Creation market which brings together painters, sculptors, jewelry designers ...
  • Have lunch in a restaurant run by one of the young chefs who have made the city famous today,
  • and complete your visit to museums :
    • museArts
    • Museum of Fabrics
  • C & rsquoRousse whose slopes cultivate the memory of the canuts while preserving a certain art of living. Have an aperitif and the spirit of the times.
  • Many shows original and affordable are staged at the opera, the Les Subsistances cultural space or the Maison de la Danse. 
  • Don't forget the Guignol shows, especially if you are with your family.

3 days in Lyon

  • You have plenty of time to service: the long paths of the park stretch as far as the eye can see!
  • With one pedal stroke, cross the elegant Brotteaux district,
  • and at noon, take a break in the halls (closed on Mondays), Lyon's still greedy stomach.
  • If you have a train, God is nearby.
  • In good weather, do not hesitate to walk along the banks of the Rhône by bike to the neighborhood Confluence.
  • Compulsory stop at the Musée des Confluences, the most visited in France after the Louvre.
  • Going up the river on the left bank, head for the Croix-Rousse tunnel, reserved for soft modes of transport, before joining the banks of the Saône.
  • The walk continues towards theBarbe Island, North.
  •  Antoine at the Quai des Célestins, dawdling in the market, then go to the Quai de la Pêcherie and its booksellers.
  • Treat yourself to a wine bar in the evening to reconcile yourself with the nearby Beaujolais.

4 to 5 days in Lyon

Finally, don't think you're idle if you have 4 or 5 days. Among the possibilities;



  • Guided walk in the 8e district, in the footsteps of Tony Garnier
  • Exploration of Loyasse cemetery
  • Keep your strength to discover the new district around the Confluence, and, in summer, prefer the river shuttle to get there.
  • If you are traveling with your children, they will want to return, between 2 visits, to see the jokes of Guignol, the African Savannah, the little train and the many activities.
  • - museums of the city also offer many thematic workshops for toddlers, not to mention those which are particularly dedicated to them: Cinema and Miniature museum, MAM (Museum of Puppetry Arts), rue de Gadagne, etc.
  • If you are going back to Paris, remember to stop at Limonest, at MUSCO, the new and remarkable chocolate museum designed by the chocolate maker Sève.




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