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.
- 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
- 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 :
- 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.