Lyon - Discovery & Stay

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world capital of gastronomy, the 2019 European capital of Smart Tourism and the leading European weekend city break destination and internationally recognized for its major cultural events, Lyon will offer every visitor an unforgettable stay

The Lyonnais people truly love their city, and it's no coincidence!

The city of Lyon is steeped in History. It is for this reason that the historic city centre of Lyon is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and that the city never ceases to amaze visitors with its 24 museums, 51 theaters and 142 festivals every year.

Enjoy the many city outings and leisure activities that this exceptional city has to offer: great shopping, antique shops, arts and crafts markets, sports and relaxation areas and out-of-city regional excursions... There is truly something for everyone!

Lyon is also France’s second most active nightlife city. 100,000 spotlights shine on 200 listed buildings throughout the city thus showcasing their beauty. Trendy bars, hip clubs, amazing shows, fabulous concerts, theaters and festivals of all kinds await the visitor.

Some of Lyon’s emblematic events:

  • The festival of lights – La fête des Lumières

4 nights during which Lyon shines more than ever: from the traditional tea light on the window sill, to the many visual and interactive shows that illuminate the city, the Fête des Lumières is a must for anyone wanting to discover Lyon.

  • Fourvière Nights

Theater, music, dance, opera and circus performers ... The Fourviere Nights festival attracts more than 130,000 spectators each year, in the heart of the Fourvière hill archaeological site, a magical venue steeped in history where the Romans originally founded the city of Lyon, once known as  Lugdunum.

  • The Nuits Sonores music festival

Every year, for 5 days and 5 nights, this mainly electronic music festival attracts more than 140,000 visitors and has performances in around 40 locations throughout the city such as remarkable industrial heritage sites together with regular and emblematic city venues...

  • The Lumière Festival

THE meeting place for any silver screen amateur... Once a year, the memory and dynamism of film making is celebrated in the city of Lyon. Thanks to all the participating cinemas, the festival shines throughout the Lyon area and reaches a wide audience and features retrospectives, restored copies, giant cinema sessions, masterclasses and exhibitions...


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