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Best of Lyon Guide

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Lyon
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon has 2,000 years of history imprinted on its streets (yes, the cobblestone kind). Explore this history in Vieux Lyon (one of Europe's most extensive Renaissance neighborhoods) and Lyon's two Roman amphitheatres, which still stage rock concerts today. It's no wonder Lyon is a popular area for travelers, with its dynamic university, first-class shopping, antique markets, vibrant theatre and music festivals, and a range of interesting museums, such as the International Puppet Museum and the Museum of Miniatures and Film Sets. (When we say "interesting," we mean it.)

All things to do » Things to do

Parc de la Tete d'Or
Parc de la Tete d'Or
This spacious park includes a fantastic rose garden, a zoo, a lake and more.
Attraction type: Zoos; Parks; Equestrian Trails
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Standing atop Fourvière Hill, this basilica, constructed in the late 19th century, has an ornate interior to contrast its grave exterior.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites
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Vieux Lyon
Vieux Lyon
Lyon's historic section is full of old buildings and a traditional old French atmosphere.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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Musee Miniature et Cinema
Musee Miniature et Cinema
This stately old building is located in Vieux Lyon.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Fourviere Hill
Fourviere Hill
This hill was the location of Lyon's original Roman settlement and still is home to ancient ruins from that era.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

L'Archange
L'Archange
Ranked #1 of 2,960 Restaurants in Lyon
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Takao Takano
Takao Takano
Ranked #2 of 2,960 Restaurants in Lyon
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
le Neuvieme Art
le Neuvieme Art
Ranked #3 of 2,960 Restaurants in Lyon
Price: $96 - $164
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Au 14 Fevrier Vieux Lyon
Au 14 Fevrier Vieux Lyon
Ranked #4 of 2,960 Restaurants in Lyon
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Italia e sapore
Italia e sapore
Ranked #5 of 2,960 Restaurants in Lyon
Cuisines: Italian, European, Pizza
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

SLO Living Hostel
SLO Living Hostel
$29 - $99 (€26 - €87)
Ranked #1 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Lyon
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Hotel Lyon-ouest
3.0 of 5
Hotel Lyon-ouest
$59 - $123
Ranked #12 of 190 Hotels in Lyon
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Premiere Classe Lyon Est - Saint Priest Eurexpo
Premiere Classe Lyon Est - Saint Priest Eurexpo
$36 - $68
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Saint-Priest
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Vaubecour
2.0 of 5
Hotel Vaubecour
$80 - $133
Ranked #1 of 190 Hotels in Lyon
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Hotel Crowne Plaza Lyon - Cite Internationale
4.0 of 5
Hotel Crowne Plaza Lyon - Cite Internationale
$101 - $309 (€89 - €273)
Ranked #3 of 190 Hotels in Lyon
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Okko Hotels Lyon Pont Lafayette
4.0 of 5
Okko Hotels Lyon Pont Lafayette
$112 - $225
Ranked #4 of 190 Hotels in Lyon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Collection
4.0 of 5
Hotel Carlton Lyon - MGallery Collection
$165 - $311 (€146 - €275)
Ranked #2 of 190 Hotels in Lyon
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Golden Tulip Lyon Eurexpo
4.0 of 5
Golden Tulip Lyon Eurexpo
$80 - $174 (€71 - €154)
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Saint-Priest
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Villa Florentine
5.0 of 5
Villa Florentine
$327 - $659 (€289 - €582)
Ranked #7 of 190 Hotels in Lyon
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.