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Lyon Explorer

Two free walking tours and paid private tours.

https://www.lyonexplorer.com/

Free Tour Lyon

Guided walking tours are free, food tour charges a fee.

https://www.freetourlyon.com/food-tour-lyon

Lyon Food Tour

Several excellent food tours at reasonable prices

https://lyonfoodtour.com/en/

Lyon Wine Tours

Tour Rhone Valley wineries and taste classic varietals.

http://www.lyon-oenotourisme.fr/en/

Tasty Lyon

Wine (and food) tours. Both private and shared tours.

http://tastylyon.com/?lang=en

Cities on Foot

Interactive self-guided tour of Vieux Lyon.

https://www.citiesonfoot.com/4ZKzY8pYNbx/old-lyon

Saint-Exupéry monument

Monument dedicated to Lyon’s favorite son, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and his creation The Little Prince.

Near the southwest corner of La Place Bellecour, Lyon, France.

Paul Couturier Footbridge

Passerelle Paul Couturier is a wonderful footbridge used by locals.

Behind the Church of St. George, Quai Fulchiron, 69005 Lyon, France

Passerelle Saint-Vincent

Replacing earlier bridges that were swept away by floods and ice, the St. Vincent Footbridge is one of the nicest in Lyon.

Quai Saint-Vincent, Lyon, France

Footbridge of the Palace of Justice

A relatively new (1983) but no less beautiful bridge crossing the Saône.

University Bridge

A large bridge crossing the Rhone which services vehicles and trains. Beautiful ironwork decorates the span.

Rue de l’Universite, Lyon, France

Traboules

Historic indoor passageways connecting streets.

http://www.lyontraboules.net/saint_jean.php

Institut Lumiere

Museum dedicated to brother Auguste and Louis Lumiére, early forefathers of motion pictures. The museum is housed in their family’s extraordinary villa.

http://www.institut-lumiere.org/

25 Rue du Premier Film, 69008 Lyon, France

Musée Miniature et Cinéma

Delightful museum on miniatures and film props

https://www.museeminiatureetcinema.fr/

60 Rue Saint-Jean, 69005 Lyon, France

Metallic Tower of Fourvière

Miniature version of Paris’ Eiffel Tower. This one stands “only” 282 feet high.

8 Montée Nicolas de Lange, 69005 Lyon, France

Jardin Rosa Mir

Enchanting garden undiscovered by American tourists

http://rosa.mir.free.fr/ (website is in French)

87 Grande Rue de la Croix-Rousse, 69004 Lyon, France

Lugdunum Museum

Two theaters, one for the first century, the other from the second are in good shape and worth a visit along with the Roman bath on site.

https://lugdunum.grandlyon.com/en/

6 Rue de l'Antiquaille, 69005 Lyon, France

The Flower Tree

Odd and out-of-place piece of modern art will bring a smile to your face.

Place Antonin Poncet, 69002 Lyon, France

Fête des lumières (Festival of lights)

Lyon’s annual celebration of lights with events all over the city.

http://www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr/en

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

19th century church on a hill with spectacular views of the city.

https://www.fourviere.org/fr/

8 Place de Fourviere, 69005, Lyon, France

Lyon Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon)

12th century Gothic church. As of this writing the church is undergoing a renovation.

70 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France

Musée des Beaux-Arts Lyon

Best fine arts museum in France outside of Paris.

http://www.mba-lyon.fr/mba/sections/languages/english/museum/welcome-museum-lyon

20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France

Resistance Museum

Museum documenting the resistance to Nazi occupation during WWII in Lyon. Be sure to get the English audio guide.

14 avenue Berthelot, 69007, Lyon, France

Musée des Confluences

Architecturally stunning modern building where the Rhone and Saône rivers meet. Interesting exhibits.

http://www.museedesconfluences.fr/fr/visit-museum

86 quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon - France

La Fresque des Lyonnais

One of several outdoor frescoes in Lyon, this one depicts famous Lyon citizens on a nearly 10,000 square foot surface.

Cnr 2 Rue hade la Martiniere and the 49 Quai Saint Vincent, Lyon, France

Plum Teaching Kitchen

Shop at the market and then learn how to create authentic French dishes. Private lessons, too.

https://www.plumlyon.com/

49 rue des Tables Claudiennes, 69001, Lyon, France

Maison des Canuts

Museum preserving the heritage of silk artistry in Lyon

https://maisondescanuts.fr/

10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France