Located at the confluence of two rivers, Rhone and Saône, Lyon was designated World Heritage site by UNESCO.  Notorious for being France's cuisine capital, visitors may taste its specialty dishes at the typical taverns known as “bouchons”, found along the cobblestone streets in the medieval quarter of the Old City of Lyon.


Highlights

The Croix-Rousse District

Located on top of the Croix Rousse hill, this picturesque quarter overlooking the city of Lyon was designated World Heritage site by UNESCO.

The charm of this district resides in its narrow, sloping streets. The area was inhabited by silk workers known as “Canuts.” Today, the neighborhood boasts alternative culture and is home to both bohemian artists and students.

Fourvière and the Basilica

A symbol of Lyon and a key element of the city's heritage, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière was built in the nineteenth century drawing from Romanesque and Byzantine architecture.

The basilica offers impressive views of the entire city. Gallo-Roman ruins belonging to the ancient city of Lugdunum can still be visited on the hill.

The Old City

The medieval and Renaissance quarter is located at the foot of the Fourvière hill. The Old City of Lyon was built around three religious temples: Saint-Jean Cathedral (Saint John), Saint Georges Church (Saint George), and that of Saint Paul.

Its narrow streets decorated with colorful façades and typical taverns lead visitors right into the cultural life of the city.

Agenda

At your feet

At your feet

Until 30 April 2017

The shoes say much of us. In this exhibition there are compiled a hundred of couples that go from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century.

Festival Nuits Sonores

Festival Nuits Sonores

From 24th to 28th May

It is a festival dedicated to the electronic and digital music culture and to independent music. Everybody enjoy it. The music invades for five days the streets of Lyons.

Connections​

Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, the city of Valencia has managed to combine its historic legacy with some of the most innovative and avant-garde works built in recent times. ​

Between the Alpes and Lake Geneva is the city of Geneva, home to many international organizations.​​

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