Top things to do in Lyon

Top Choice Bouchon in Lyon

Le Musée

Housed in the stables of Lyon's former Hôtel de Ville, this delightful bouchon serves a splendid array of meat-heavy Lyonnais classics, including a divine poulet au vinaigre (chicken cooked in vinegar). The daily ch…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Lyon

Restaurant Paul Bocuse

Some 7km north of Lyon, this triple-Michelin-starred restaurant was the flagship of the city's most decorated chef, Paul Bocuse. Although Bocuse is no longer around, his recipes continue to dazzle foodies, with the …
Top Choice Live Music in Lyon

Le Sucre

Down in the Confluence neighbourhood, Lyon's most innovative club hosts DJs, live shows and eclectic arts events on its super-cool roof terrace atop a 1930s sugar factory, La Sucrière.
Top Choice Fusion in Lyon

La Cuisinerie

A charming new addition to Vieux Lyon's St-Georges neighbourhood, La Cuisinerie has a deliciously innovative menu of tapas-sized plates with global influences. You can sample a wide range of flavours (including vege…
Top Choice Fusion in Lyon

L'Ourson qui Boit

On the fringes of Croix Rousse, Japanese chef Akira Nishigaki puts his own splendid spin on French cuisine, with plenty of locally sourced fresh vegetables and light, clean flavours. The ever-changing menu of two da…
Top Choice Market in Lyon

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Lyon's famed indoor food market has nearly five-dozen stalls selling countless gourmet delights. Pick up a round of runny St Marcellin from legendary cheesemonger Mère Richard, and a knobbly Jésus de Lyon from Charc…
Top Choice Winter Festival in Lyon

Fête des Lumières

Over four days around the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (8 December), magnificent sound-and-light shows are projected onto key buildings, while locals illuminate window sills with candles. This is Lyon's premie…
Top Choice Neobistro in Lyon

Cinq Mains

When young Lyonnais Grégory Cuilleron and his two friends opened this neobistro in early 2016, it was an instant hit. They're working wonders at this cool loft-like space with a mezzanine, serving up tantalising cre…
Top Choice Bouchon in Lyon

Daniel et Denise

One of Vieux Lyon's most dependable and traditional eateries, this classic spot is run by award-winning chef Joseph Viola. Come here for elaborate variations on traditional Lyonnais themes.
Museum in Lyon

Musée des Confluences

This eye-catching building, designed by the Viennese firm Coop Himmelb(l)au, is the crowning glory of Lyon's newest neighbourhood, the Confluence, at Presqu'île's southern tip. Lying at the confluence of the Rhône …