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

 

Cinema-Concerts

Cinema-Concerts

25th, 26th ant 27th June

Opportunity to enjoy the projections of Star's saga wars accompanied by the national Orchestra of Lyon. Undoubtedly, the movies will turn out to be more impressive still. Symbiosis of the music and the images.

Festival Nuits Sonores

Festival Nuits Sonores

From 19th to 24th 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.

Festival LYONBD

Festival LYONBD

IN: 13th and 14th June /Festival OFF: June

The famous festival hosts more than 200 authors, live performances, workshops, lectures and other activities. If you are a fan of comic books, do not miss this event!

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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