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Lyon

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Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums · Parks
Culinary Capital of France
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice. Between Paris and Marseille in the Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon is the third largest city in France. Not only was this city a mainstay of the French Revolution, it's also a mainstay on tourist itineraries, offering colorful neighborhoods with architectural marvels. Some of the most notable attractions are the narrow passageways unique to Lyon named traboules, built during the 4th century, that pass through buildings and link streets on either side.

This vibrant metropolis has a significant influence on the software industry with a particular focus on videogames, and in recent years, it has fostered a growing local tech startup sector.

The Saône and the Rhône rivers provide many opportunities for boating, water sports, river cruises, and outdoor sightseeing. Be sure to dine in Lyon--the Culinary Capital of France and perhaps the world--at a "bouchon," a friendly restaurant serving local dishes and local wine, such as Côtes du Rhône and Beaujolais. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Lyon trip itinerary using our France attractions app.
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Popular things to do in Lyon

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World heritage site
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Parc de la Tete d'Or
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Vieux Lyon
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Landmark
Traboules du Vieux Lyon
4.4
Duration: 3h 30 min

Side trips from Lyon

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Water Body
Lake Annecy Annecy
4.8
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu Beaune
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Musee de Grenoble Grenoble
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
La Vieille Ville Annecy
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Lyon

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Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Landmark
Le Mur Des Canuts
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Lyon

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Historic Walking Area
Fourviere Hill
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Théâtre gallo-romain
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Chapelle de la Trinite
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Place des Celestins
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Lyon

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Specialty Museum
Musee Miniature et Cinema
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Musee des Confluences
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Fresque des Lyonnais
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Lyon

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Shopping Mall
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cremerie Lyonnaise (fromagerie)
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Epsilon Vega
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Les Bonbons de Julien
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Walking tour
LyonExplorer Free Walking Tour & Private Guide
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lesson / Workshop
Soierie Vivante - Atelier Municipal de Passementerie
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

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