HIGHL​IGHTS

 

The Croix-Rousse district

This picturesque district is located on top of the Croix Rousse hill, overlooking the city of Lyon, and was designated World Heritage site by UNESCO.

The charm of this district is in its narrow, sloping streets. The area was once inhabited by silk workers known as “Canuts”. Today, the neighbourhood 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 19th century, drawing on Romanesque and Byzantine architecture.

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

The Old Lyon

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 Saint Paul Church.

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

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WHAT TO DO

 

The Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights

From 5th to 8th December

Lyon is known for its Festival of Lights. Monuments are enhanced by this spectacle that leaves no one indifferent. Everything becomes light and color in these four nights.

Festival Lumière

Festival Lumière

From 10th to 18th October

Created in 2009 by the Institut Lumière, the festival has become one of the largest international festivals of classic cinema.

CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

A beautiful city located on the banks of the Rhône, Valence captivates its visitors with its authentic old quarters, its charming channels and delicious regional specialty dishes.​

Between the Alps and Lake Geneva is the city of Geneva, which is home to many international organisations.​

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