Lyon Vacations

Despite its reputation as a business city, Lyon has much more to offer: most prominently in the way of gourmet temptation, with a proliferation of internationally recognized chefs. A distinctive historic quarter has earned UNESCO World Heritage recognition, and aside from excellent gourmet dining, visitors will find a thriving clubbing and pub ... Read more
scene, outstanding museums, and top-notch art galleries, revealing a Lyon that is anything but all business.

Lyon places to stay and top hotels

Lyon things to do and experiences

  • Vieux Lyon
    9.226 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Shopping, Neighborhood
    Popular withHistoryFamilies
  • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
    9.136 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
    Popular withArtsyHistory
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
    9.322 reviews
    Outdoors, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyGreen
  • Place Bellecour
    8.516 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Plaza
    Popular withArtsyFamilies




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Lyon reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 8.2
    Family Travelers
  • 7.5
    Green Travelers
  • 6.7
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 6.7
    Adventure Travelers

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Beautiful City with a beautiful history. A wonder to get lost in their streets

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersGreen TravelersHistory Buffs
Los Angeles, California, USA

A city full of surprises that invites more exploration that is full of students and business opportunities.

Recommended for:Business TravelersFamily TravelersLuxury TravelersHistory Buffs
Beijing, China

Spent two weeks here take French classes. It has secured it's place as my favorite French city. Definitely come for the food, the croix rousse area, the fete des luminees and the FOOD.

Recommended for:FoodiesAdventure TravelersNightlife LoversTrendsters
London, UK

Lyon is just an amazing city and so underrated, in my opinion. I would highly recommend it for someone who loves food, art and history but would like to get off the beaten track. The little restaurants and patisseries in Vieux Lyon are absolute treasures. Also, the Musée De Confluences was a surprise favourite - one of the most well-curated museums in the world. At least, in this travellers experience. Don't forget to take the furnicular for a great view of the city and also take the vaporetto boat for a new way to experience Lyon.

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

Come for the food and the old city but fall in love with friendly people, great green spaces, and interesting modern architecture. Lyon is remarkably livable and relative inexpensive vs. Paris.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers

A visit to Lyon is the right choice for everyone. A perfect combination for wine and lovers of splendid architecture. The old town with narrow streets, also a great place to enjoy food. The French will tell you that lyon is the true gastronomic capital of France.

Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
New York City

Paris gets all the buzz . . . But, do not dismiss Lyon and this is a very special city in its own right, especially for the FOOD! The French will tell you that Lyon is the true "Gastronomic Capital" of France and if you are a lover of French food - the city is a must. The eating establishments are called "bouchon" - lie a bistro, but offering a more limited menu, often very intimate and usually run by the same family for years. My wife and I went crazy eating here. Our favorite bouchon is called Cafe Garet. Highly recommend!! Lyon also has a very good "Old town" with narrow streets and splendid architecture.

Recommended for:Foodies
Paranaque, Philippines

The best part is the old town although the scenery from the basilica de Fourviere is breathtaking. One can take a funicular to get to the top of the hill.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersBackpackers
The Chicagoland Area, Illinois, USA

About an hour away from the Alps via train. A large city that has a lot of good food locations. Go up to the church on the hill to see a great overview of the entire city.

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory Buffs

Lyon is a beautiful town. It is known at the capital of gastronomy in France.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFoodiesHistory Buffs