Two free walking tours and paid private tours.
Free Tour Lyon
Guided walking tours are free, food tour charges a fee.
Lyon Food Tour
Several excellent food tours at reasonable prices
Lyon Wine Tours
Tour Rhone Valley wineries and taste classic varietals.
Wine (and food) tours. Both private and shared tours.
Cities on Foot
Interactive self-guided tour of Vieux Lyon.
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
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.
A large bridge crossing the Rhone which services vehicles and trains. Beautiful ironwork decorates the span.
Rue de l’Universite, Lyon, France
Historic indoor passageways connecting streets.
Museum dedicated to brother Auguste and Louis Lumiére, early forefathers of motion pictures. The museum is housed in their family’s extraordinary villa.
25 Rue du Premier Film, 69008 Lyon, France
Musée Miniature et Cinéma
Delightful museum on miniatures and film props
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
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.
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.
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
19th century church on a hill with spectacular views of the city.
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.
20 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
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.
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.
49 rue des Tables Claudiennes, 69001, Lyon, France
Maison des Canuts
Museum preserving the heritage of silk artistry in Lyon
10 rue d Ivry, 69004, Lyon, France