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Best things to do in Lyon

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Pour les animaux et la course a pied If you want to enjoy a zoo or for runners ”
813 locals recommend
Museum
“ Si vous n'êtes pas fans d'art, entrez au moins dans la très jolie cour, reposante (gratuit) / Museum of Arts - if you're not a fan, at least enter (for free) the nice and quite courtyard”
277 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
French Restaurant
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“C'est le plus grand quartier médiéval en Europe , classé au patrimoine de l'Unesco. It is the biggest medieval district in Europe, classified in the heritage(holdings) of Unesco.”
322 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“A 10 minutes à pieds de l'appartement avec les Galeries Lafayette. 10 minutes on foot far from the appartment with the Galeries Lafayette (Paris).”
192 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.”
279 locals recommend
Science Museum
“A personal favorite. The newest Lyon museum has changing temporary exhibitions covering both ethnology and natural history. The location is right at the meeting point of the Saone and Rhone rivers. Family-friendly with lots to see on any given day. Do not miss going to the terrasse on the top floor. Easily accessible by bicycle or public transport (Tram T1 stop). Closed on Mondays, open late on Thursdays.”
213 locals recommend
Plaza
“At Place Bellecour, there are 2 metro lines A and D and many many busses... You can consult the site TCL to plan your trip. http://www.tcl.fr/Me-deplacer/Itineraires”
168 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Marché couvert aux produits exceptionnelles à ramener pour cuisiner ! Covered market with outstanding products to bring back and cook ! ”
154 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.”
82 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Just 2 tram stops away from the Perrache station, or a 25-minute walk from the apartment, or a little boat ride on the Vaporetto (only 2 euros http://www.lesyachtsdelyon.com/vaporeto.html#) you can access the Confluence shopping center. Sure you can do your shopping at Confluence from Carrefour to Kusmi Tea to Go Sport... but you can also eat or have a drink on the top floor terraces and look over the modern architecture across the port. Very peaceful. A place to put your feet up and have a great creative fruit smoothie is: The Paradis du Fruit. http://www.leparadisdufruit.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Menu-PARADIS-DU-FRUIT-2015.pdf ”
114 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Easy access by boat / metro + tram / or by the enjoyable riverside walk (count 20 minutes on foot / 10 minutes on bike)”
101 locals recommend
Science Museum
“With a unique architecture of a crystal cloud, the museum offers very interesting expos on history, science and art”
119 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Collections temporaires de qualité, collections permanentes de niveau international”
91 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“A Lyon institution. This massive restaurant has great decor and offers a good experience for all the family.”
125 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 ;)”
107 locals recommend