Our region is full of treasures ... According to your desires, time and the annual programming, enjoy the dynamism surrounding!
Stroll through Old Lyon, its ‘traboules’ (small passageways under the houses in Renaissance style), its cathedral with its astronomical clock, where the Renaissance and the Middle Ages mingle side by side. Take the funicular, “la ficelle”, and enjoy the wonderful view over the city from next to the Basilica of Our Lady of Fourvière. Across the city to the slopes of Croix Rousse, you’ll see amazing places and appreciate the UNESCO World Heritage listed architecture. More: www.patrimoine-lyon.org.
Lyon’s wide squares, many decorated with beautiful sculptures, are a must: the Place des Terreaux and its Bartholdi Fountain, the Place Bellecour (3rd largest in France), the Place des Célestins and its theatre over 200 years old, the Place des Jacobins…
To the south of the Presqu'ile, where the two rivers join each other, the new district of Confluence emerges. Formerly an industrial area, it has been transformed into an eco-district with surprisingly contemporary architecture. A bright and spacious mall with approximately 100 shops and and leisure and sports facilities; the spectacular Orange Cube and its spherical construction that brings natural light to the entire building; a little further on the Sugar Mill and its concrete silo (a 1930s warehouse transformed into a cultural area). The Musée des Confluences perfectly completes this sequence of architectural creations, like a vessel over 180 metres long at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône. It is a place for exchanging, sharing and discovering different branches of knowledge. A neighbourhood with its face turned towards the future!
The Part-Dieu district, at the heart of the Lyon conurbation, is reinventing itself. In constant flux, Lyon is aiming to make it a real neighbourhood in which to live.
Attractive due to the High Speed TGV train station, it is characterised by its two tallest buildings, the Pencil Tower and the Oxygen Tower, both interconnected and housing one of the largest shopping centres in France. The Oxygen Tower hosts the Lyon World Trade Centre.
Move to the rhythm of festivals and biennials, enjoy the Festival of Lights, the Festival of Music, etc.
You can find the complete programme on www.lyon-france.com
We can also advise and accompany you in the following activities:
golf course in Mionnay, rowing and cruising on the Saône, etc.
Our region boasts many exceptional museums and in Lyon there are more than twenty, including the Museum des Confluences with its ground-breaking architecture, the Museum of Fine Arts in the heart of the city, the Gadagne Museum (museum of the history of Lyon and puppets), the Museum of Fabrics (dating from the 19th century) and Decorative Arts, the Gallo-Roman Museum etc.
You will be seduced by Lyon's art of puppetry since 1962, permanently displayed at the Guignol Theatre House.
A little further on, in Salles-Arbuissonnas-en-Beaujolais, is the Priory Museum dedicated to the Department’s last Romanesque cloister.
Enjoy the region’s leading restaurants, starting with the two-star restaurant Guy Lassausaie at 10 minutes from la Demeure, find the Paul Bocuse Restaurant and its Brasseries, the authentic “Bouchons” of Lyon. Also try the traditional Bressan cuisine and its famous poultry, at a few kilometers distance in the Ain Department.
Let yourself be tempted by the Beaujolais wines, on 140 kilometres of vineyards starting with the village of Gleizé. Authentic wines combining the aromas of red fruits, floral notes and spicy flavours.
The banks of the Rhône unwind a green carpet with the Parc de la Tête d’Or and its 117 hectares of green space dedicated to relaxation, recreation and its zoo. The Miribel Jonage park and its water sports centre a few kilometres from Lyon also provides several hectares of unspoilt nature ... In addition to Lyon’s green spaces, you can enjoy a magnificent show at the Parc des Oiseaux in Villars-les-Dombes. Just 20 minutes from la Demeure, you will find more than 300 species of birds from all over the world... one of the most important collections in Europe! (open from March to October).
Pérouges, also in the Ain Department, plunges you into the Middle Ages with its small fortified village that has retained all its authenticity. Paved alleyways, houses, stalls, fortress, we’re back in the 15th century!
South of Lyon in the Isère Department, and especially in Vienne, you can find Gallo-Roman sites. Visit its ancient theatre, the Temple of Augustus and Livia, the archaeological garden of Cybele, the Pyramid and the excavation site of Saint-Romain-en-Gal.
Vulcania, the Puy de Dôme (which rises to 1,465 m), is considered a sacred mountain, with many places suitable for hiking to discover the chain of volcanoes in the Auvergne region. That's more than 84 volcanoes over almost 40 kilometres!
The caves of La Balme welcome enthusiastic adventurers. This superb underground site located 45 minutes from the centre of Lyon takes you into narrow tunnels and vast caverns.
By day or in the evening, Lyon will enliven your stay
with its shows, pubs, clubs and casinos.