TOP HOTELS IN Lyon
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Fourvière Hôtel Lyon
23 rue Roger Radisson
Avg. price/night: 197 EUR
Une nuit au second
11 Rue Jarente
Crowne Plaza Lyon - Cite Internationale
22 Quai Charles De Gaulle
Avg. price/night: 119 EUR
Hotel Silky by HappyCulture
2 Place Francisque Regaud
Avg. price/night: 325 EUR
La Maison Debourg
14 rue Lainerie
Avg. price/night: 146 EUR
50 Quai Professeur Paul Sedallian
Avg. price/night: 81 EUR
Cour des Loges
6 rue du Boeuf
Avg. price/night: 640 EUR
28 rue Vaubecour
Avg. price/night: 56 EUR
Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery By Sofitel
4 Rue De Jussieu
Avg. price/night: 221 EUR
Hôtel Mercure Lyon Centre - Gare Part Dieu
50 Rue De La Villette
Avg. price/night: 142 EUR
ibis Styles Lyon Centre - Gare Part Dieu Hotel
54 Rue De La Villette
Avg. price/night: 106 EUR
46 montée Gourguillon
Avg. price/night: 279 EUR
Places to Visit in Lyon: 6 Essentials
The city of Lyon is the third largest in France with about half a million inhabitants in its urban centre and with more than 2 million counting its entire metropolitan area. This large city with more than two thousand years of history has always had great importance since the Roman Empire considered it capital of Gaul.
Lyon currently has a major chemical industry, especially in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, and is also the second largest university city in all France and has a significant tourism development, especially fostered by its historical attractions, gastronomy, nightlife and specific events held every year.
The Lyon National Opera
The building of the Opera de Lyon, is more than three hundred years old and is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular buildings in the whole city. It currently has the redesign made in 1993 by the architect Jean Nouvel and its large size with capacity for more than a thousand people and excellent acoustics, attract the best orchestras in the world.
Walk through the Historic Centre of Lyon, a World Heritage Site
The historic centre of Lyon is recognized as a World Heritage Site, being the first area to receive this distinction from all of France. The long history of Lyon has allowed the entire historic centre to have great interest, especially in the known as “Old Lyon” which preserves many of the most emblematic buildings of the 18th century, one of the most prosperous times of the city.
Visit the luxurious Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière
It is located in the old quarter of Lyon, on top of a mountain. Its construction lasted 103 years, and was completed in 1917. The great beauty of the basilica along with the breathtaking views obtained from it, have made it one of the most visited places in the whole of Lyon.
The Bellecour Square: a Meeting Point
It is one of the main meeting points in the city and one of the largest pedestrian squares in Europe with more than 300 meters wide and 200 meters long. From the square start some of the most important and most commercial avenues in Lyon.
Discover Nature in the Park de la Tete d'Or
It is another of the most frequented places by both tourists and the inhabitants of Lyon themselves, its vast gardens on the banks of the Rhône River, with more than 8,000 trees, 350 varieties of rose bushes, a botanical garden and a zoo make it one of the most interesting parks in all France.
The History Museum and International Puppet Museum
These two museums in Lyon are located in one of the city's most outstanding palaces. The History Museum has several permanent collections in which numerous sculptures, furniture and paintings are exhibited, especially from the Middle Ages and the 19th century. The Puppet Museum has an extensive collection of puppets from different parts of the world, being one of the few museums on the planet specialized in this type of figure.
In addition to these attractions, the city of Lyon has other important claims such as its outstanding gastronomy, varied, excellent quality and recognized as the origin of contemporary French cuisine, a fact that can be seen in the typical bouchons.