Are you moving to Lyon? Are you planing to visit Lyon? Discover our guide about top things to do in Lyon, sorted by district : museums, parks, streets, etc.
La Place des Terreaux
Located in the centre of the city, Place des Terreaux is THE place that is unanimously loved by Lyonnais and tourists. There, you can see the Bartholdi fountain and have a drink on one of the many terraces! 📍Place des Terreaux, 69001 Place des Terreaux
Hôtel de Ville:
This magnificent building is unfortunately not open to the public, but you can observe it from the outside and contemplate its history! 📍1 Place de la Comédie, 69001 Hôtel de Ville Musée des Beaux Arts:
Museum built in a former abbey, bringing together many artists in temporary exhibitions. 📍20 Place des Terreaux, 69001
⏰ Wednesday to Monday, 10 am to 6 pm
💶 Full price: 8€
👩🎓Students (18-26 years old): €4
🦸Children (-18 years old): 0€ Musée des Beaux Arts Opéra National:
The Opéra National de Lyon regularly offers conferences, concerts, operas, and guided tours. We recommend it; it's worth a look!
📍1 Place de la Comedie, 69001
💶 Variable prices Opéra National
La Place Bellecour:
The main square of Lyon is well known for its pink floor and its equestrian statue of Louis XIV. Two streets ideal for shopping cross the square: Rue Victor Hugo and Rue de la République!
📍Place Bellecour, 69002 Place Bellecour La rue Mercière:
Rue Mercière is full of restaurants and bistros; you will find what you are looking for! We recommend Bouchon Colette!
📍Rue Mercière Rue Mercière Bouchon Colette
Musée des Confluences:
Museum of Natural History, Anthropology and Civilizations. There are also regular temporary exhibitions.
📍86 Quai Perrache
⏰ Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
💶 Full price: 9€
👩🎓 Students (18-26 years old): 0€
🦸Children (-18 years old): 0€ Musée des Confluences La Sucrière:
Emblematic place of the city, which hosts events and cultural exhibitions. Near La Sucrière, you can walk on the docks and admire Confluence: the crossing between the Rhône and Saône rivers.
📍49-50 Quai Rambaud, 69002
⏰ Every day, from 10 am to 6 pm
💶 Full price: 18€
👩🎓 Students (19-25 years old): 14€
🦸Young people (6-18 years old): 12€
👶 Children (-6 years old): 0€
It is one of the emblematic buildings of the city. In this former hospital, you can find shops, restaurants, museums, hotels, etc.
📍1 Place de l’Hôpital, 69002
⏰ Every day, from 7:30 am to 1 am Grand Hôtel-Dieu
You can find the station there but also the largest shopping center in France (Westfield)! 📍17 rue Doctor Bouchut
⏰ Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Westfield Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse:
Halls of French gastronomic excellence, with small traders and restaurants. There, you can discover very good local products: charcuterie, cheese, chocolates... It is also the ideal place to taste products on the go with family or friends!
📍102 Cours Lafayette, 69003
⏰ Variable hours Halles Paul Bocuse
Le mur des Canuts:
Scalable fresco of 1,200m² on the plateau of the Croix Rousse.
📍36 Boulevard des Canuts Mur des Canuts Les Pentes de la Croix Rousse:
The slopes of the Croix Rousse link the 1st and 4th districts of Lyon. They are filled with painted stairs, craftsmen, small traders and nice bars! There's nothing better than walking around while doing sports!
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Cathédrale Saint Jean:
Located in the Vieux Lyon district, this cathedral is known for its astronomical clock and its stained glass windows dating from the 12th century. In the neighbourhood, you can eat in bouchons (typical Lyonnais restaurants) and taste the Tête de veau, quenelles or frogs... We'll let you judge for yourself!
📍8 Place Saint Jean, 69005
⏰ Monday to Saturday, 8:15 am to 7:45 pm and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm Cathédrale Saint Jean Basilique de Fourvière:
Splendid basilica overlooking the city, with an incredible panorama! To get to fourvière, you can take the funicular or go through the gardens!
📍8 Place de Fourvière
⏰ Every day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Basilique de Fourvière Le funiculaire:
To get to the Basilica of Fourvière, you can take the funicular which is a rather cute little wagon, from which you can observe the city and find a lot of surprises! Open your eyes wide :)
📍7 avenue Adolphe Max ⏰ Every day, from 6 a.m. to 11:50 p.m.
💶 3,50€ Funiculaire Le jardin des Curiosités:
After visiting the Basilica of Fourvière, you can go to the garden of Curiosities. It is a magnificent "view point" from which you can admire the old town!
📍8 Place de l'Abbé Larue, 69005
⏰ Every day from 8am to 10pm Jardin des Curiosités
Théâtre antique :
Located under the plateau of the Colline Fourvière, the Roman theatre is a remarkable archaeological site! Little advice: go at sunset; it's even better!
📍17 Rue Cleberg, 69005
⏰ Every day, from 7 am to 7 pm Théâtre antique
Le parc de la Tête d’Or:
One of the largest urban parks in France, you can find a zoo (free entry) inside as well as a lake for pedal boats!
⏰Every day, from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm (variable hours depending on the season) Parc de la Tête d'Or Musée d’Art Contemporain:
New temporary exhibitions present today's art in all its forms. You can even cross the Tête d'Or park to get there!
📍81 Quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006 ⏰ Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm 💶 Full price: 9€ 👩🎓 Students (18-25 years old): 6€ 🦸 Children (-18 years old): 0€
Parc de Gerland:
A large park devoted to sports, the discovery of flora, and leisure! It is also quite possible to have a great picnic there!
📍24 Allée Pierre Coubertin, 69007
⏰ In winter, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., in summer : from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Parc de Gerland
Association dedicated to the dissemination and conservation of cinematographic heritage. There are museums, cinemas… everything to make you want to go there!
📍Rue du Premier Film, 69008
⏰ Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6:30 pm
💶 Full price: 8€
🦸👨🦳 Young people and seniors (-18 years old and +60 years old): 7€
👶 Children (-7 years old): 0€ Institut Lumière
Musée Tony Garnier
Open-air museum around the architecture of Tony Garnier, located in the district he created.
📍4 Rue des Serpollières, 69008
⏰ Tuesday to Saturday, variable hours
💶 Variable prices Musée Tony Garnier
Iconic island of Lyon. The public part of the island has pétanque courts, a large plain and games for children. Our advice: go there by bike!
📍Ile Barbe, 69009
⏰ Public part open every day, private part: variable hours Ile Barbe Musée Jean Couty:
Museum of Modern Art, originally created in honour of Jean Couty. You can see many temporary exhibitions there as well as the painter's works!
📍1 Place Henri Barbusse
⏰ Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm
💶 Full price: 6€
👩🎓 Students: 4€
🦸Children (-12 years old): 0€ Musée Jean Couty
Parc de Miribel:
Do you want to enjoy nature? We have the solution! Miribel Park will delight you with its large green spaces and its lake! You can do lots of activities such as archery, canoeing, walks, etc.
📍Parc de Miribel, Vaulx-en-Velin, 69120 Parc de Miribel