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The city of Lyon

Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, awarded the title of French capital of Gastronomy and internationally recognized for its cultural events such as the Festival of lights and the Contemporary Arts biennial, Lyon has been literally shining for the past 2000 years!

Voted top European weekend destination, the city is constantly improving its infrastructure to better welcome tourists and event attendees. What’s more, Lyon was recently awarded the title of European Capital of smart tourism 2019 by the European Union along with Helsinki.

City of culture, city of history but also a highly attractive city for businesses; ideally located at the crossroads of Europe and at the heart of the leading French industrial region, Lyon is the country’s 2nd economic strength thanks to its major industries such as biotech, chemical and environment, public transport, digital and high-tech textiles

Everything that’s required to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable experience is here: wonders of the past, contemporary creativity and the art of gracious living.

With so many distinctions, selections and competitions it’s difficult to get your head around it…. Come give us a visit and decide for yourselves!

Welcome to Lyon!

 

 

 

Famous places and specialities of Lyon

Place Bellecour
Place Bellecour
Confluence district
Modern architecture in Confluence district
Fourvière Basilica
Panorama from Fourvière Basilica
Banks of the Rhône river
Bar on the banks of the Rhône river
Fourvière Basilica
Fourvière Basilica
Traboules in Vieux-Lyon district
Traboules in Vieux-Lyon district
Place de la Trinité
Place de la Trinité in Vieux-Lyon district
Opera
Opera
Parc de la tête d'or
Botanical garden in the Parc de la tête d'or
Place des Terreaux
Place des Terreaux
Musée des Confluences
Musée des Confluences
Roman theatre
Roman theatre
Bouchon Lyonnais
Inside a ‘Bouchon Lyonnais’ traditional restaurant
Vineyards
Vineyards arround Lyon
Wine cellar
Wine cellar
Presqu'île district
Luxury shops in the Presqu'île district
Guignol
The emblematic Guignol puppet
Praline pie
Praline pie
Festival of lights
Lyon festival of lights
cinema birthplace
Lyon, cinema birthplace
Le sucre
Le Sucre rooftop bar/club
Lyon by night
Lyon by night
Croix-Rousse hill
The Croix-Rousse hill
Painted wall
‘Famous people from Lyon’ trompe-l’oeil painted wall
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