Outstanding museums, a dynamic cultural life, busy clubbing and drinking scene, thriving university and fantastic shopping lend the city a distinctly sophisticated air, while adventurous gourmets can indulge in their wildest gastronomic fantasies.
Lyon comprises nine arrondissements (neighbourhoods); the arrondissement number appears after each street address.
Best places to stay in Lyon
France - Lyon & the Rhone Valley (Chapter)
Grand old Lyon, with its cobbled Unesco-listed old town, is France's third-largest metropolis and gastronomic capital. Downstream, the Rhône forges past centuries-old Côtes du Rhône vineyards yielding some of France's most respected reds, eventually reaching the rugged Gorges de l'Ardèche.
Lyon destination guides
Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lyon on a hop-on hop-off tour! Sightsee at your own pace aboard an open-top, double-decker bus.
Stevenson's Trail: The Cevennes 10 Day Guided Walk
A guided walk in the French countryside along the Stevenson's Trail in the Massif Central