City Guides

Welcome to Lyon

At the junction of two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, lies the city of Lyon – the third largest city in France. This city is recognised for its gastronomy and its architectural landmarks. 

 

Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), located on the right bank of the Saôneis the perfect place to experience the city's highlights. Old Lyon’s architecture is a composition of the Renaissance era and local food specialities can be found in the alleyways of this area.

 

If you are extending your trip in Lyon after the RWC 2023 and will be there in December, make sure to put the Festival of Lights into your itinerary. During the four-day festival, the city sparkles with visual and interactive shows illuminating key attractions in the city.

Lyon highlights

Lyon - View

Vieux Lyon

Take a step back in time and wander through and explore the winding and narrow streets of Vieux Lyon, the cities oldest districtWith beautiful buildings and great culinary experiences, there is lots to discover. 

Lyon - Museum

Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux-Arts is considered the next best fine arts museum in France after the Louvre. The museum occupies the 17th-century Palais Saint-Pierre, a former Benedictine convent.

Lyon - Restaurant

Traditional Food

While visiting Lyon, don't miss out on the famous regional cuisine. The best places to visit for authentic cuisine are the "Bouchons Lyonnais," friendly family-run bistros that offer simple yet delicious meals.