Lyon Things to Do

  • The Guignol stage
    The Guignol stage
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  • 1. Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Looming above Lyon from its position on a hilltop on the right bank of the Saône, the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière can be seen from numerous places in the city. So it is certainly a prominent...

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  • 2. Vieux Lyon

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This show is a 1 hour fun-filled puppet show (in French). You've never been to Lyon if you've never seen Guignol there. Lyon is the birth place of Guignol, and its a must see for kids and adults...

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  • 3. Rhône & Saône Rivers

    The cruise takes you through both rivers and the history around. It also helps in gauging you with the distance to places you can by yourself visit. The boat ride comes free with many places and...

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  • 4. Fourvière Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The high tower - "a pencil" sticks out in the center of the old city in which there is a central office of known the Lyons credit bank. It is better to walk on narrow streets of the old city not...

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  • 5. Place Bellecour

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This bell tower is all that remains of an old hospital, L'hôpital de la Charité, which was built in 1633 and enlarged in the eighteenth century in order to serve the poorest people of the region. The...

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  • 6. Cathédrale St-Jean

    This particular cathedral was one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have seen in my entire life. The stained glass was amazing as were the statues! The rich history of the cathedral definitely made...

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  • 7. National Opera House

    One thing I'll say for the Lyon opera house: you can't mistake it for any other building in Lyon, or for any other opera house in the world that I know of. Or do you know of any other building that...

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  • 8. Place des Terreaux

    4 out of 5 stars

    Along the north side of the Place des Terreaux is the large set of statues and a lead fountain created by the sculptor Bartholdi. which represent the Saone and Rhone rivers heading to the sea. Along...

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  • 9. Museum of Fine Arts

    I liked this sign at the entrance to the Fine Arts Museum, listing twenty things you ARE allowed to do in the museum, intermingled with only eight things (crossed out) that you are NOT allowed to do....

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  • 10. Presqu'ile

    My limited French suggests "almost island" which i guess is about right, the area between the Rhone and Saone rivers in the centre of town. Many shopping and restaurant opportunities and a good...

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  • 11. Parc de la Téte d'Or

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We had time to travel through the zoological quite small one, but at least is of random access and free, and is found inside the park the Trouble d´Or the zoological one groups birds, cute, mammalian....

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  • 12. Croix Rousse

    4 out of 5 stars

    Take a hike up the steep streets and walkways lined with distinctly tall, colorful and red-roofed buildings. Or you can cheat and take the metro to the Croix Rousse station. Either way, you?ll be...

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  • 13. Musée Civilisation Gallo-Romaine &Amphitheatres

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Just to the right of the large Amphitheater is the new museum which was built between 1971-75 by the architect Bernard-Henri Zehrfuss. It is in the form of a descending spiral built into the side...

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  • 14. Traboules

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    On the Place du Change are two fine buildings. One called the Loge du Change was created by Soufflet between 1747-50 with engaged columns on its upper floor where there also are Ionic capitals. It has...

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  • 15. Part-Dieu

    New Page 1 Go SHOPPING!! - An activity not to be missed by the ladies!!! There is a big shopping mall situated near the train station, Part Dieu, Grand

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  • 16. Théâtre des Marronniers

    This "Chestnut Theater" is a small theater in a small room at the end of a narrow passageway. The entrance is on rue des Marronniers, "Chestnut Street", which...

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  • 17. Théâtre des Célestins

    When I saw the beautiful old Théâtre des Célestins from the year 1881 I knew I had to go and see something there, no matter what they were playing.It turned out...

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  • 18. Molière in the Théâtre des Célestins

    I understood the beginning of Les Femmes savantes all right (two sisters quarrelling over a man they both liked) and also the end (the parents quarrelling about...

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  • 19. After the play at the Théâtre des Célestins

    The audience for Les Femmes savantes by Molière was very mixed and included a lot of young people, some of whom had the text of the play with them since they...

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  • 20. Visit Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse -Markets

    If you are a food lover, you may wish to visit the Lyon market at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse if only to feast your eyes on the produce. It's located about...

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  • 21. Lumière Museum

    The Villa Lumière is now a museum about the beginnings of the motion picture. The first thing I did there was to take a guided tour (in French) by a...

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  • 22. Brasserie Georges

    Now, I think that a "things to do" tip is correct here. Art Deco is the style I believe, and it does look pretty impressive. Most customers heading to the...

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  • 23. Christmas Market.

    Our visit in Dec 2011, an opportunity to visit the Christmas Market. All the goodies you'd hope to find, decorations, gift opportunities and some good food and...

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  • 24. Institut Lumière

    Just down the block from the Villa Lumière is the "Hangar of the First Film", where Auguste and Louis Lumière first tried out their new Cinematograph machine.At...

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  • 25. Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratifs

    Our family, OK all girls except me, enjoyed the museum of textiles and tissue. Numerous displays of every day through and many time periods. There was also an...

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