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At the confluence of two major rivers, Lyon is also the convergence of rich history and flourishing modernity.
Spared from the ravages of wars, Lyon managed to preserve the beauty of its past and has been featured on UNESCO's World Heritage list since 1998. Lyon is the result of 2,000 years of history, and as such, it offers an infinite variety of cultural and historical curiosities. Built in 15 BC, the Roman Theatre of Fourvière is one of the city's oldest buildings. Designed to hold up to 10,000 spectators, it still hosts cultural events. Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) and the Presqu'île (peninsula) abound with Roman and Gothic buildings, including the impressive Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière.
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Vieux-Lyon charms visitors with its cobbled alleyways, courtyards, staircase towers, Italian-style galleries, and famous traboules. It surprises with the opera, re-designed by the distinguished French architect Jean Nouvel, suddenly arising at the corner of a steep alley. In the contemporary Confluence district, the future of architecture is represented by the Musée des Confluences. Lovers of silk - a historical savoir-faire in the city - and crafts will enjoy a stroll around the Croix-Rousse district. As for open spaces, the Parc de la Tete d’Or, inspired by English landscape gardens, spreads across 105 hectares of land and welcomes the public since 1857.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Lyon

Spend some time in Lyon on a tour that takes in other cities in France and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Lyon and other destinations throughout France and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

* Starting price is based on double occupancy in 3 star accommodation, in the most affordable month an itinerary is offered. Airfare to Europe is not included.

Click on your choice of itinerary, select number of travelers in your party, month of travel, and desired star level of accommodation to get an approximate price. Submit the enquiry form with any additional details and we can start planning your customized trip.

Where to stay in Lyon

Not many of the hotels we recommend in Lyon are situated in the Old Town, instead enjoying an even better location in the city center, between the Saône and the Rhône rivers. However, if your trip to Lyon is inspired by a certain love for Beaujolais wine, you may want to spend the night in a gorgeous chateau set amidst century-old vineyards instead. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary, we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Historic boutique hotel in Lyon
Historic boutique hotel
A stylish and cozy 4-star hotel with rich history.
Central boutique hotel in Lyon
Central boutique hotel
A peaceful haven in central Lyon.
Historic luxury hotel in Lyon
Historic luxury hotel
A historic 5-star Relais & Châteaux

Things to do in Lyon

The birthplace of prominent chef Paul Bocuse, Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France. The city is home to Les Halles, a well-known market and food hall, where you can have a taste of the local cuisine. When it comes to wine, Lyon is famous for its Beaujolais, while the nearby region of Burgundy is one of the country's main wine-producing areas.

With its gorgeous Old Town, Lyon is also the ideal base from where to explore the French Alps and several picturesque towns such as medieval Perouges, UNESCO-listed Vienne, or quaint Oingt. When we send you your customized itinerary, you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Cotes du Rhone Private Wine Tour
Cotes du Rhone Private Wine Tour
Beaujolais Private Day Trip
Beaujolais Private Day Trip
Perouges and Annecy Private Tour
Perouges and Annecy Private Tour
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