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Things to do in Lyon

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“The mediaeval quarter and its courtyards, galleries and "traboules" - or passageways - linking the old streets.”
  • 331 locals recommend
Church
“Very nice view over the city Go with the funicular from Vieux Lyon metro station and walk downhill through Roman theatres and Montée du Gourguillon”
  • 303 locals recommend
Plaza
“walk 650m to saint jsut station,take F1,then transder to F2 to fourviere,it's nearby.at night,the sight is sympatic.”
  • 281 locals recommend
Museum
“Nice to have an idea of the french way life with all these miniature scene. The cinema part could impress younger children, be carefull.”
  • 78 locals recommend
History Museum
“Very interesting musée, on the local arts and crafts of Lyon. You will see masterpieces of architecture, clothes, instruments and many more. There's a rooftop bar too ;)”
  • 104 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This is the biggest Brasserie in Europe. The place is incredible. They brew their own beer. Noisy and lively! Prefect with kids. And if it is your birthday, please tell them! You’ll certainly be surprise. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Historic Site
“traces of out past historic. A nice antic theatre and interestand museum just cross the wonderfull fourviere carthedral, with an amazing view!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Music Venue
“ S'y rendre : Métro B direction Charpennes, changement à Saxe Gambetta, Métro D direction Vaise, Sortir à Vieux Lyon, prendre le funiculaire direction St Just, sortir à l'arrêt "Théatres romains".”
  • 47 locals recommend
Church
“Such a beautiful and calm place to go to. This place is the one of popular tourist sites. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
City
“La primatiale Saint-Jean-Baptiste-et-Saint-Étienne est le siège épiscopal de l'archidiocèse de Lyon.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Must visit if you are in Lyon. Middle age district with it beautiful gothic cathedral from the 14 century and its astronomical clock. Lots of restaurants and shops.”
  • 54 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Un bouchon authentique. Un bel endroit pour découvrir la gastronomie Lyonnaise. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Garden
“Le parc se trouve dans le 5ème arrondissement sur la colline de St Just. Sa particularité est sa vue imprenable sur la ville de Lyon et son calme. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Simply great. It tastes good and has a crazy variety of different flavors of ice cream. Give it a shot if you're craving a bit of sweetness after you're had fries at Bintje & Zoet, another one of my favourites which right in front.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Park
“This is a promenade with a nice footbridge offering great views towards the Monts d'Or and Beaujolais. There is an aerial adventure course and a skiing and moutain bike slope. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the best restaurant of Lyon with a breathtaking view. I recommend you the "Terrasse" restaurant on the rooftop, there is a 35€ menu ( only summer) ”
  • 30 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“This is the biggest Brasserie in Europe. The place is incredible. They brew their own beer. Noisy and lively! Prefect with kids. And if it is your birthday, please tell them! You’ll certainly be surprise. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Un bouchon authentique. Un bel endroit pour découvrir la gastronomie Lyonnaise. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Simply great. It tastes good and has a crazy variety of different flavors of ice cream. Give it a shot if you're craving a bit of sweetness after you're had fries at Bintje & Zoet, another one of my favourites which right in front.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best restaurant of Lyon with a breathtaking view. I recommend you the "Terrasse" restaurant on the rooftop, there is a 35€ menu ( only summer) ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Label Bouchon Lyonnais, le seul dans le quartier historique du Vieux Lyon. The only real typical "bouchon" in Lyon old town with a very good chef ! Do not hesitate to discover the real Lyon's food ! ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pub
“Sélection de bières, whiskies et burgers dans un pub animé et décontracté avec happy hours et brunchs.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“Endroit magnifique pour un super brunch donnant sur les jardins du Musée Gadagne. // Beautiful place for a great brunch overlooking the gardens of the Gadagne Museum.”
  • 31 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“ Excellent traditional food here ! Even though you're in the historical area, this is rare since there are many tourist traps... * Warning * you will need to book in advance ! You will taste rich and hearty meals. They take the time to cook it so that the meat and sauces are perfect. I love the terrines too !”
  • 26 locals recommend

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