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[+] Understand Districts History Politics Economy Climate Events Language Smoking Tourist information [+] Get in By plane By train By bus By car [+] Get around On foot By public transport By bicycle By car Taxis [+] See Highlights Vieux Lyon Fourvière, Saint-Just Croix-Rousse Presqu'île Confluence Other areas Museums and Galleries Parks and Gardens [+] Do Music, dancing and opera Theatre Cinemas Sports Learn Work [+] Buy Food Wine [+] Eat Budget Mid-range
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Lyon [1] (http://www.en.lyon-france.com/) , also written Lyons in English, is the third largest city in France and centre of the second largest metropolitan area in the country. It is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region and the Rhône département. It is known as a gastronomic and historical city with a vibrant cultural scene. It is also the birthplace of cinema.

Founded by the Romans, with many preserved historical areas, Lyon is the archetype of the heritage city, as recognised by UNESCO. Long seen as a dreary, grey city, partly because of urban planning errors such as building motorways right through the city centre, Lyon is now a vibrant metropolis which starts to make the most out of its unique architectural, cultural and gastronomic heritage, its dynamic demographics and economy and its strategic location between Northern and Southern Europe. It is more and more open to the world, with an increasing number of students and international events. The city itself has about 470,000 inhabitants. However, the direct influence of the city extends well over its administrative borders. The figure which should be compared to the population of other major metropolises is the population of Greater Lyon (which includes 57 towns or communes): about 1,200,000. Lyon and its metropolitan area are rapidly growing and getting younger, because of their economic attractiveness.

Districts
Lyon is shaped by its two rivers, the Rhône (to the East) and the Saône (to the West), which both run North-South. The main areas of interest are: Fourvière hill Also known as "the hill that prays" due to the numerous churches and religious institutions it hosts. The hill was also the place where the Romans settled. Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) The Renaissance area, along the right bank of the Saône. Presqu'île Between the two rivers, the real heart of the city. Croix-Rousse North of Presqu'île between the two rivers, it is known as
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Splurge Ice cream, pastries, brunch [+] Drink English/Irish pubs Live music Others Boats Wine bars [+] Sleep Budget Mid-range Splurge Contact [+] Stay safe Emergency numbers [+] Cope Consulates Get out Fourvière, Vieux Lyon, CroixRousse and a large part of Presqu'île are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lyon has nine administrative subdivisions called arrondissements, which are designated by numbers. They correspond approximately to the following neighbourhoods:

"the hill that works" because it was home to the silk workers (canuts) until the 19th century. This industry has shaped the unique architecture of the area. Confluence An emerging district with great contemporary architecture in a former industrial area. Part-Dieu The main business district and home to the main train station of Lyon. Brotteaux The wealthiest district, next to the beautiful Tête d'Or park. Guillotière A picturesque district with a large immigrant population. Etats-Unis An interesting 1920s housing project. Vaise Another developing district.

1st arrondissement (centre): North of Presqu'île and slopes of the Croix-Rousse hill; home of the canuts (silk workers), and still a 'rebel' neighbourhood. 2nd arrondissement (centre): Most of Presqu'île; basically, this is where the action is. 3rd arrondissement (East): Fourvière basilica from the river Saône, illuminated at night. Part-Dieu, North of Guillotière, Montchat, North of Monplaisir; the most populated arrondissement with wealthy and popular neighbourhoods, former industrial or military sites and a modern business district. 4th arrondissement (North): Plateau of the Croix-Rousse hill; historical area with a "village" mood. 5th arrondissement (West): Vieux Lyon, Fourvière, Saint-Just, Point du Jour; historical sites and quiet residential neighbourhoods. 6th arrondissement (Northeast): Brotteaux; the wealthiest part of the city. 7th arrondissement (South): South of Guillotière, Gerland; from popular neighbourhoods to high-tech industrial zones.
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8th arrondissement (Southeast): South of Monplaisir, Etats-Unis, industrial and popular neighbourhoods built mainly in the 1920s-1930s. 9th arrondissement (Northwest): Vaise, La Duchère, St Rambert; some of the areas which have evolved the most in recent years. Don't forget to visit SainteFoy-lès-Lyon, a nice little town on the western hill of Lyon,across the river Saône, where you can enjoy a walk halfway between the city and the countryside, with marvellous perspectives on the city.

Main districts of interest in Lyon with arrondissement numbers and borders

Zip codes for Lyon begin with 69 for the Rhône département and end with the number of the arrondissement: 69004 is therefore the zip code for the 4th arrondissement. Special zip codes may be used for businesses.

History
All periods of Lyon's 2000-year history have left visible traces in the city's architectural and cultural heritage, from Roman ruins to Renaissance palaces to contemporary skyscrapers. It never went through a major disaster (earthquake, fire, extensive bombing...) or a complete redesign by urban planners. Very few cities in the world boast such diversity in their urban structure and architecture. Early traces of settlement date back to 12,000 BC but there is no evidence of continuous occupation prior to the Roman era. Lugdunum, the Roman name of the city, was officially founded in 43 BC by Lucius Munatius Plancus, then Governor of Gaul. The first Roman settlements were on Fourvière hill, and the first inhabitants were probably veterans of Caesar's war campaigns. The development of the city was boosted by its strategic location and it was promoted Capital of Gauls in 27 BC by General Agrippa, emperor Augustus's son-in-law and minister. Large carriageways were then built, providing easy access from all

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In the following centuries. the population of Lyon reached 50. At that time. the city belonged successively to multiple provinces. in 1078. half of the inhabitants were silk workers (canuts). occurred: in 1831. Around 1530. In 1852. the city became more and more prosperous and experienced a second golden age.000 and 80. In the Renaissance.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes parts of Gaul.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. economic and financial centres in Gaul. Croix-Rousse and Guillotière were made districts of Lyon. Various other industries developed at that time. which was likely to cause unemployment. the aqueducts which brought water to the top of Fourvière suddenly stopped functioning. Other riots took place in 1834. In the 18th century. works conducted by Perrache doubled the area of the Presqu'île. The eastern bank of the Rhône was not urbanised before the 18th century. the most important remain of the Roman city of administrative. Over 2. Those massive works were led by engineer Morand. This triggered the end of the Roman Lugdunum. the most famous entrepreneurs of 4 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . making Lyon the capital of France. Since the political geography of France kept changing. Lugdunum was the place where the first Christian communities of Gaul appeared. along with 47 other martyrs. especially in the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood. The city lost its status of Capital of Gauls in 297 AD. helped by the advantages given by King François I who even considered. It then belonged to the Holy Roman Empire from 1018 to 1312. Social crises. with Narbonne. The city was completely deprived of water overnight. the Canabae (around where Place Bellecour is today) and the right bank of the Saône river. the Presqu'île area was redesigned in a way similar to Haussmann's works in Paris. The population at that time is estimated between 50. mainly in what is today St Georges neighbourhood. Lugdunum became one of the most prominent The Roman theatre in Fourvière. During the Revolution. Lyon took sides against the central power of the Convention (Parliament).000 people were executed. however. while the financial activity moved to Geneva and Switzerland. The extension works were halted by the French revolution but started again in the early 19th century. In the meantime. at one time. From 1848. most notably in 177 AD when the young slave Blandine was killed in the Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules. In the early 19th century. 1848 and 1849. which lost a large part of its population and was reorganised around the Saône. The workers were protesting against the introduction of new technology. which caused a severe repression from the army. Then.Lyon travel guide . This was due to a lack of funds for their maintenance and security. in the early years of the 4th century. along Lugdunum. the lead pipes which carried the water were stolen and could not be replaced. and printing. when the swamps (called Brotteaux) were dried out to allow construction. the silk industry was still developing. Lyon became one of Europe's largest cities and its first financial place. Lugdunum consisted of four populated areas: the top of Fourvière hill. notably thanks to Jacquard's loom which made the weaving work more efficient. The main period of peace and prosperity of the Roman city was between 69 and 192 AD.org/wiki/en/index. The main industries were silk weaving.000. The name "Lion" or "Lyon" appeared in the 13th century.000. Lyon was hurt by the religious wars but remained a major industrial and intellectual centre. the city was still of limited size but had a large religious influence. The traditional silk industry disappeared at the end of the century because of diseases affecting the French silk worms and the opening of the Suez Canal which reduced the price of imported silk from Asia. when it was given to France at the Vienna Council. the slopes of Croix-Rousse around the Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules. It was also where the first martyrdoms took place. The early Middle Ages were very troubled politically. the neighbouring towns of Vaise. fiscal advantages and the organisation of numerous trade fairs attracted bankers from Florence and merchants from all over Europe. the first revolt of the canuts was harshly repressed. introduced in 1536. the city developed on both banks of the Saône. In the Middle Ages. Pope Gregory VII made the Archbishop of Lyon the highest Catholic dignitary in the former Gaul (Primat des Gaules). in 1793.

was elected mayor. he adopted a strategy of creating public infrastructure projects to gain popularity. the tallest building in Lyon. From an economic point of view. a huge number of buildings in Vieux Lyon and Croix-Rousse were renovated. Jean Moulin. it has been successfully replaced by a number of others. During World War II. In the 1980s and 1990s. the banks of the Saône should also be given a second youth. In 1974. The Liberation of Lyon occurred on 3 September. Politics A city of merchants and industry. a southern suburb. Lyon was linked to Paris the "pencil". is home to a major oil refinery and a large number of chemical plants are also located along the Rhône river south of Lyon. the association "Renaissance du Vieux Lyon" (Rebirth of the Old Lyon) managed to have this Renaissance area classified by the government as the first preserved landmark in France. Meanwhile. even if some neighbourhoods. Lyon is the most attractive and dynamic city in France.org/wiki/en/index. Pradel was a convinced "modernist" and supporter of the automobile. In 2001. have a very strong left-wing inclination. the service industry is now dominant. A high-performance train network serving exurban areas (like the RER around Paris) is also planned. This 5 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . head of the Resistance. The completion of the Lyon beltway on the western side should relieve the central areas from some of the traffic. etc. most notably Croix-Rousse. the construction of the business district of Part-Dieu began. He also backed the construction of the Fourvière tunnel. Since the end of the 19th century. Although many controversies surrounded Collomb. Gérard Collomb. and the local authorities are trying to maintain an international leadership in these industries. was arrested in Caluire (North suburb of Lyon). In 1981. notably with the new Rhône banks promenade or the construction of new skyscrapers in Part-Dieu. in the century" by mayor Michel Noir. the Etats-Unis neighbourhood. however. near Perrache station. The southeastern suburbs of Vénissieux and St Priest host large automotive plants. such as Renault's truck and bus factories. the Part-Dieu Tower. Feyzin.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes the late 19th century were the Lumière brothers. while it was threatened by a highway project defended by mayor Louis Pradel. Edouard Herriot was elected mayor in 1905 and governed the city until his death in 1957. Pharmaceutics and biotechnology are also important. Lyon was close to the border between the "free zone" and the occupied zone and was therefore a key strategic place for the Germans and the French Resistance alike. Economy The silk industry was the main activity for centuries. On 26 May 1944. they were historically fueled by Lyon's prominence in medical research. a member of the moderate left-wing Socialist party. who invented cinema in Lyon in 1895. and the IT services industry is also well developed. He initiated a number of important urban projects. its symbol is the "pencil" tower. The landscape of Lyon is still evolving.Lyon travel guide . Lyon was bombed by the Allied aviation. Gerland slaughterhouses (now Halle Tony Garnier) and stadium. Many large banking and insurance companies have important offices in Lyon. But as in most Western metropolises.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. by the first TGV (high speed train) line. the first back. In the 1960s. a decision later described as "the screw-up of the A view of Part-Dieu business area. locally known as line of the metro was opened. most notably in partnership with his favourite architect Tony Garnier: Grange Blanche hospital (today named after Herriot). in the 1990s. Lyon has a long tradition of centre-right governments and mayors. opened in 1971 and of the A6/A7 freeway through Presqu'île. In the future.

this may not be the best time to visit the city. This festival attracts around 4 million visitors every year. International artists who usually fill up much larger venues are often seduced by the special atmosphere of the theatres. from all over the world. Spring and early autumn are usually enjoyable. the availability of qualified workforce and research centres. the largest one traditionally taking place on Place des Terreaux.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. dancing. the traditional candles and glasses are sold by shops all over town. Snowfalls happen but snow-covered streets are generally not seen for more than a few days every winter. The Nuits de Fourvière festival [3] (http://www. depending on your expectations. every year in May. Otherwise. It was initially a traditional religious celebration: on December 8th. theatre and cinema. lighter but more continuous rain is more common.fr/) : From June to early August. Nuits sonores [4] (http://www. classical). the celebration turned into an A view of Vieux Lyon and Fourvière during international event. jazz. However. Summers can be hot. Winters are cold but temperatures under -5°C (23°F) remain rare. 1852. Precipitations are moderate and happen throughout the year.Lyon travel guide . to the Oktoberfest in Munich for example. During the summer. experience an awful freezing sensation when northerly winds blow. The traditional celebration lives on. the mountains to the west (Massif central) protect the area against perturbations from the Atlantic.org/wiki/en/index. The Biennals [5] (http://www. Events The Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières) [2] (http://www. It lasts four days around the 8th of December. however.nuitsdefourviere. If you are particularly interested in one of the city's events. especially during the first two or three weeks. it now compares. You will also need good shoes (to avoid the crowd in the metro) and very warm clothes (it can be very cold at this time of year).lyon.fr/lumieres/sections/en) is by far the most important event of the year. accommodation for this period should be booked months in advance. the people of Lyon spontaneously illuminated their windows with candles to celebrate the inauguration of the golden statue of the Virgin Mary (the Virgin had been the saint patron of Lyon since she allegedly saved the city from the plague in 1643). Climate Lyon has a "semi-continental" climate.com/) : an increasingly popular festival dedicated to electronic music.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes may be explained by the easy access from all over Europe (probably second only to Paris in the country). then go for it. unless you are only interested in things that don't take 6 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . with light shows by professional artists the Festival of Lights. the Roman theatres host various shows such as concerts (popular music.nuits-sonores. the Festival of Lights is a thrilling experience. The same ritual was then repeated every year. especially in August.lumieres. You can. though: during the weeks preceding December 8th.org/) : Lyon alternatively hosts a dancing (even years) and a contemporary art (odd years) biennals from September When to visit Of course.biennale-de-lyon. in terms of attendance. and cheaper real estate prices compared to the capital. given the weather and the overcrowding. avoid coming in August. Needless to say. In the last decade or so. Those range from tiny installations in remote neighbourhoods to massive soundand-light shows. precipitations often take the form of thunderstorms whereas in winter. temperatures around 35°C (95°F) are not exceptional in July and August.

The dancing biennal is traditionally opened by a street parade in which inhabitants of the Greater Lyon take part through neighbourhood associations. Trains depart every 15 (6AM-9PM) to 30 min. Most French people have no idea what Imperial units mean. s'il vous plaît (please). follow the red signs in the airport terminals. If you are in town at this moment. May-June and September are probably the best times: the weather is usually nice and warm and you can enjoy quite long daylight hours. Brussels. Frankfurt.. holidays like traboules or churches. €23 for a return. including bars. many people (especially young people) speak at least basic English. however. In July. London.lyon. Nice). basically French with a number of typical local words or expressions) has practically disappeared since one out of two inhabitants were born outside the Rhône département. Smoking As everywhere in France.aeroport.com/) . the activity is close to normal but the weather may be unpleasantly hot. but it is definitely aimed at business travellers given the upscale onboard service for a tram (including power sockets at each seat) and the high price: €13 for a single journey. On the street. but they will appreciate a little effort in French. Air France serves most airports in France and major European airports. The connection between the city and the airport has been improved by the recent opening of a "tram-train" line called Rhônexpress [8] (http://www. The local dialect (patois.com) .org/wiki/en/index.rhonexpress. Hotels.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes to December/January.. The city is deserted. 9AM-8PM during the Festival of Lights. but can easily be reached via a European hub (Paris. The transportation system also has little information written in English. edit By plane Lyon's Saint-Exupéry Airport (IATA: LYS) [7] (http://www. Tourist information Tourist office.Wikitravel http://wikitravel.). [6] (http://www. experience difficulties in more remote areas. The office is in the southeast corner of place Bellecour. 9AM-6PM daily. Berlin. Note that Rhônexpress connects with the metro (line A) at "Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie" (second stop). smoking is prohibited in all closed public places.lyonfrance.fr/) (formerly known as Satolas). do not miss this colourful and funny event. which is convenient if you are staying in Presqu'île or Villeurbanne. including London. Language The language of the city is French. Edinburgh and Madrid. EasyJet serves a number of destinations in Europe. nothing really interesting happens and it is very difficult to find a decent restaurant. You could. is a rapidly developing airport. Most other major European airlines also operate flights between Lyon and their respective hubs. place Bellecour (M: Bellecour). ☎ +33 4 72 77 69 69. some 25 km east of Lyon.en. tourist attractions and restaurants in popular areas generally have staff capable of working in English. Rome. To find them.Lyon travel guide . Toulouse. along with a few domestic destinations which are not easily reached by train (Bordeaux. Using basic words like bonjour (hello). The only measurement system used is the metric system. It still hosts few intercontinental flights. merci (thank you) or excusez-moi (excuse me) will certainly make people even more friendly and willing to help you. You have to walk through the TGV 7 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . restaurants and night clubs. It is faster (30 min) and more reliable than the old buses (which no longer run).

There are bus services to Lyon from there [9] (http://www. an interesting option for intercontinental visitors may be to fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and take a TGV (fast train) to Lyon Part Dieu station directly from the CDG train station. By bus International bus services are operated by Eurolines to and from Perrache station [12] (http://www. Vénissieux (M: Gare de Vénissieux) and Gorge de Loup (M: Gorge de Loup).org/wiki/en/index. Then Lyon can be reached by train. this makes the journey faster and more convenient (no need to go from LYS to the city). train is generally the most convenient way to reach the city. the Southwest for example. see the SNCF website [11] (http://www. It is in the heart of Lyon's main business district. Coming to Lyon from London by Eurostar [10] (http://www.eurolines. Vaise (M: Gare de Vaise). which can be as long as 10 minutes if you arrive at Terminal 3 (low-cost airlines). TGVs to and from Paris serve both Perrache and Part-Dieu stations. Lyon has three main train stations serving national and regional destinations: Perrache (M/T: Perrache) is the historical station. which can save money by using low-cost airlines. Jean Macé (M: Jean Macé). In some cases. except for some regions. Hence.com) . Part-Dieu station (M/T: Part-Dieu) was opened with the first TGV line in 1981. It is just a short walk away from Place Bellecour and generally more handy if you are staying in the city centre. By car 8 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . but it takes about two hours (€21. Many other domestic destinations are served directly.Lyon travel guide .fr) .html) may be interesting. Another possibility is to fly to Geneva. For schedules. Ask to be dropped at one of the metro stations located on the eastern side of town (Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie. From Paris. If you prefer Paris Gare de Nord.agbus. There are also smaller stations serving suburban and regional destinations: St Paul (B: C3-Gare St Paul). so if you are a group of four people this could be an option.voyages-sncf. It is faster and easier to change trains in Lille rather than Paris. There are no alternatives except taxis. you would need to take RER D to Gare de Lyon Station.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Lyon is linked by TGV (fast trains) to Paris (two hours) and Marseille (1 hr 36 min). fares and bookings.com/travel-lyon-eurostarattractions-hotels-accommodation.50 for under 26s).php?title=Lyon&printable=yes station. Taxis are found outside Terminal 1 (follow the signs). the best way would be to take Eurostar from St Pancras Station to Gare de Lille Europe and take High Speed Train TGV. Saint-Exupéry (the station is outside the city and serves the airport). England. Finally. Trains run every hour or so. you will find other local trains as well to reach Lyon. other TGVs generally serve only Part-Dieu. be sure to buy an exchangeable ticket to be able to catch the first available train after you land. Mermoz-Pinel) to save money. and there are several direct services to Brussels every day (4 hr). if you are traveling from London. A taxi to Lyon costs around €40-50 depending on the exact destination. The total journey time from London to Lyon will be approx 5h30m.com) . Grenoble airport is actually about midway between Lyon and Grenoble and is served by some low-cost airlines. By train From the rest of France.londonparistrain.

for example. Northern Italy.. the network can be perturbed by strikes from time to time. trolley bus). where many jobs are concentrated. On foot The city centre is not so big and most attractions can be reached from each other on foot.. Information screens above the platforms display the waiting times for the next two trains and useful information such as delays. known as TCL [14] (http://www. Italy.tcl. tram. C in 1974 (lines A and B were already planned but line C took less time to complete because it used an existing funicular tunnel).Wikitravel http://wikitravel. depending on the line and the time.org/wiki/en/index.Lyon travel guide . A47 to the west — Saint-Étienne. the Alps. Clermont-Ferrand. etc. Nice. so are the campuses and eastern suburbs. You can also visit Lyon in footing. A43 to the east — Grenoble. upcoming closures. Geneva (Switzerland). A7 to the south — Marseille. west of France. A42 to the northeast — Bourg-en-Bresse. 9 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . The walk from Place des Terreaux to Place Bellecour. Be careful when crossing major axes: traffic is dense and running red lights is a very popular sport. Spain. The first line of the network was line. Massif Central.joggincity.fr) By public transport Lyon's public transportation system. Germany.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Lyon is a major automotive hub for central and southern France: A6 to the north — Paris. As everywhere in France. [13] (http://www. Jogg'in City offers several sightjogging tours of Lyon. The rule of thumb is that metro stations are generally about 10 min walk apart. Map of the major public tranport lines (metro. There are four metro (subway) lines (A to D). is regarded as one of the most efficient in the country.fr/) . The western suburbs are more residential and can be difficult to reach. is about 20 min. Trains generally run every 2 to 10 minutes. Line A opened in 1978. Central areas are very well served.

90 for a daily pass. Line A connects with line D at Bellecour. Single tickets can be purchased from bus drivers but the price is €2 in that case. Inside a trolley bus on the C1 line. Lyon is one of the few cities in France which still use this system.Stade de Gerland) serves most notably Part Dieu station and Gerland stadium. especially between Bellecour and Hôtel de Ville. Perrache . where you will find big articulated trolley buses which run very frequently. Make sure you use an up-to-date map. this allows good frequency in off-peak hours. Metros and trams run approximately from 5AM to midnight. The metro is generally reliable. especially at night and on Sundays. Group tickets are available from the tourist office.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Line A (red. It is very busy during rush hours. NOTE: On August 29. Line D (green.pdf) . Line C (yellow. tram lines T1 and T2 at Perrache and T3 at Vaulx La Soie. trams. they are most useful to reach campuses and suburban areas. The bus line numbers given in this article are still the old ones and will be updated progressively. line B at Charpennes. is entirely automated. the frequencies are not very good.60 for a single journey (valid for 1 hour after the first use on buses. you should be able to go virtually anywhere reasonably far away from the centre. It connects with line A at Charpennes and line D at Saxe-Gambetta. metro and funiculars.Gare de Vénissieux). Parilly and Gare de Vénissieux. the busiest of the four lines. Grange Blanche. Check the TCL website for details. Besides the classical metro. clean and comfortable.Lyon travel guide . Charpennes . They are not very interesting if you stay within the city centre. Gare de Vaise . 2011.Cuire) uses a short cog railway and serves the Croix-Rousse hill. Some of them use trolley (electric) buses. Hôtel de Ville .pdf) Detailed map: [16] (http://tcl. line C at Hôtel de Ville. 10 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . no return). Maps can be found online: Simple map: [15] (http://tcl. There are many bus connections to the suburbs at Gare de Vaise. Due to the configuration of the infrastructure. Villeurbanne's main artery. or even know about this name. two funiculars run from Vieux Lyon metro station to Saint-Just and Fourvière respectively. Line B (blue. Some bus lines do not run after 9PM. With more than 100 bus lines.fr/documents/pdf/atoubus-plan-lignes-fortes. These are sometimes referred to as Cristalis (actually the brand name of the vehicles) but people do not really use.org/wiki/en/index. Tobacco shops and newsagents showing a "TCL" sign also sell tickets. The prices are: €1. Tickets can be purchased from electronic kiosks located at the stations. a completely redesigned bus network has been put in operation. unlimited number of transfers.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. The last two stops (Laurent Bonnevay and Vaulx La Soie) provide numerous connections with buses to the eastern suburbs. €4. but it is important to note that they do not accept paper money (only coins) and foreign credit cards are likely to be rejected. the neighbourhoods around Parc de la Tête d'Or and then runs under Cours Emile Zola.fr/documents/pdf/atoubus-lyon-villeurbanne. There are two special bus lines: C1 and C3. Gorge de Loup. You can ask for a copy of this one in the main metro stations. There are also four tram lines (T1 to T4).Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie) serves Presqu'île.

then same fares as the 1-day ticket.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. 69100 Villeurbanne (M: République). no explanations given on the terminal. a specific brigade of the city police is in charge of checking parking payments in the city centre. just put it back into its place and repeat the procedure to take another one. You need a credit card (Visa/MC/French CB) to make use of the service. Otherwise the transaction is aborted. €65/week. €1 for 30 to 60 min.org/wiki/en/index. after registering a credit card. Sun by appointment. [19] (http://www.1. then free for the first 30 min of each ride. Note that the system only works with a European credit/debit card. F for funicular. 7-day ticket: €3.html?&L=1) which allows travellers. then €2 every 30 min. look for signs reading "Presqu'île".php?title=Lyon&printable=yes In the directions given in this article. to pick up. parking is either very difficult or quite expensive. especially when it comes to crossing major roads. but once you get to know the system.pdf) . M stands for metro. Avoid driving within the city if you can. 16b rue d'Alsace. Also note that you must rent a bike immediately after purchasing a temporary pass or the ticket will become inactive (this is only true for the first rental). and there are quite few directional signs. Lyon has also had a public bicycle service called Vélo'v [18] (http://www. Tickets for unpaid parking are also commonplace. ☎ +33 4 27 46 39 39 (contact@lyonlocation. It is supposed to accept all cards with a chip. and drop cycles to and from over 300 points around the city. It is very cheap: 1-day ticket: €1. it is strongly advised not to park in 'prohibited parking' areas. By bicycle Lyon has an increasing number of safe cycling routes. Problematic points remain. T for tram and B for bus (line(s) and stop are indicated).0. There is an iPhone app called Vélo which can help you find a bike or a free parking slot. In the Presqu'île and other central neighbourhoods. 30 min is generally more than enough if you stay close to the city centre. you could be towed. More classical bike rental service is available from: Lyon Location. Also keep in mind that there are two hills with steep slopes.fr/) . Since May 2005. Recent improvements to the system have made this operation fast and easy. Mon-Sat 9AM-12PM/3PM-7PM. warped wheels. The terminals have only limited English translation making it a rough start.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Pdf/activites/deplacements /pistescyclables_lyon2006.fr).velov. flat tyres or even missing pedals are commonplace).grandlyon. The penalty for unpaid parking is €11 (you might 11 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . A map of cycling routes is available online: [17] (http://www.Lyon travel guide .com /Index. There are so many bikes that it can sometimes be a problem to return them. Adult bike €14/day. it is a great way to move around the city. Also rents scooters and motorbikes. but those with foreign cards could experience difficulties. For the city center. edit By car Traffic is dense. Public bicycle service Vélo'v If you have taken a bike and realize that it has a problem (broken chains.grandlyon.lyonlocation.

€0. provide high level taxi service in Lyon and everywhere in France. When the sun sets.html) . The minimum age to rent a car is 21 and an additional charge may be required for drivers under 25 years old. edit Cabtaxi. Best to hire from Part-Dieu. Sundays. [20] (http://www. etc. The major taxi companies are: Lyon Taxi Prestige (Personal Welcome Lyon Airport.34 (daytime.41 for a pickup at a train station or airport. Taxis cannot be hailed on the street.. you need to go to a taxi station or to call for one. and not to always follow the guide. and at the airport. 7AM-7PM) or €2.02 (night. it costs €18 for one day. you block an emergency exit).Lyon travel guide . for the regular cost of a taxi. A good point for visitors is that most attractions will not cost you a cent: churches. Major rental companies have offices at Part-Dieu and Perrache railway stations.com/accueilgb. the fine can be up to €135. and not only during the December 8th festival. ☎ +33 4 72 10 86 86.). as the subsequent navigation is much easier. It includes unlimited rides on the public transport network.. .org/wiki/en/index. Ski resort transfers. The driver may charge a minimum of €6 for any trip.. so count before you buy to see if this is a good deal considering your plans. The fares are fixed by the authorities: €2 when you board. etc. City tours. free or reduced entry fee to major museums and exhibitions and one guided tour per day per person (Vieux Lyon. parks. Lyon Taxi Prestige. So a good way to explore it may be to get lost somewhere and enjoy what comes up. many major monuments such as the City Hall. ☎ +33 4 78 28 23 23. The Lyon II/Lyon III University buildings along the Rhône are also among the most beautiful illuminations. Taxis Taxis are quite pricey.lyontaxiprestige. Do not hesitate to buy a detailed map with a street index from a book shop or a 12 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 Local specialities you cannot eat Lyon has an international reputation for the lighting of buildings. ☎ +33 4 78 750 750. edit Taxi-Radio. €27 for 2 days and €36 for 3 days. The price is still a bit high. traboules. Executive and VIP Service with personal welcome at Lyon Airports and Train stations. Hôtel-Dieu or the Fourvière basilica are illuminated in a spectacular way.g. the Lyon City Card may be of interest. There are also a number of possible extra charges: €1. If you park in a dangerous place (e. As time goes by. the city also becomes more and more welcoming for pedestrians and cyclists. Croix-Rousse. edit Allo Taxi.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. holidays). then per km: €1. €1.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes get several tickets in the same day in central neighbourhoods). edit Lyon may not have world-famous monuments such as the Eiffel tower or the Statue of Liberty. ☎ +33 687 974 790.41 for the 4th passenger.91 per animal or large piece of luggage. Available from the Tourist office. the penalty for parking in a prohibited area is €35. free Wifi on board. City and Wine tours). For those intending to visit several museums (which are almost the only attractions you cannot see for free). but it offers very diverse neighbourhoods which are interesting to walk around and hide architectural marvels.

It is divided into three parts which are named after their respective churches: 13 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 .Wikitravel http://wikitravel. The area was entirely refurbished in the 1980s and 1990s. Its current organization. notably by wealthy Italian. Off the beaten path: Musée urbain Tony Garnier and Etats-Unis neighbourhood. A drink on Place Sathonay. The Lyon II university building illuminated at night. the buildings of Lyon were said to be the highest in Europe. Whatever the time of year (except for the Fête des Lumières). The buildings were erected between the 15th and the 17th centuries. Montée du Gourguillon. Highlights The classics: The view from Fourvière basilica. Vieux Lyon After Venice. such as the ones you can get from the Tourist office. Parc de Gerland. with narrow streets mainly parallel to the river. Gratte-ciel neighbourhood in Villeurbanne. narrow cobblestone streets.Lyon travel guide . it's actually far behind Venice). St Georges neighbourhood. where the pedestrian streets are just as crowded as the Champs-Elysees sidewalks on sunny weekends. At that time. is the largest Renaissance area in Europe (well.org/wiki/en/index. St Bruno church. a narrow strip along the right bank of the Saône. Parc de la Tête d'Or. many places of interest or good restaurants are located in small streets you will not find on simplified maps. and the basilica itself. dates back to the Middle Ages. there are some interesting craftmen's shops but also many tourist traps.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes newsagent. Musées Gadagne. St Irénée church. Traboules in Croix-Rousse. Streets and traboules in Vieux Lyon. Flemish and German merchants who settled in Lyon where four fairs were held each year. but they concentrate in a few small areas. Another local speciality is painted walls: about 100 trompel'oeils of all sizes can be seen around the city. St Jean cathedral. It now offers the visitor colorful. especially Fourvière and Vieux Lyon. tourists are not very numerous yet. the Old Lyon.

To open the doors.org/wiki/en/index. originally built in the 14th century but modified later. Sa 9AM. or may work at night.Lyon travel guide . The buildings are inhabited. largely influenced by Italy and especially Florence. Free. etc. or simply prefer not being disturbed. Around lunchtime. Sun 8:30AM and 10:30AM (high mass). south of St Jean. regardless of whether you are in an 'officially open' or in a 'normally closed' traboule. it is mostly of Gothic style with Romanesque elements. Over the main door. They link the following addresses: .54 rue St Jean <> 27 rue du Boeuf (the longest in Lyon) . [21] (http://www. Sa Su 8:15AM-noon. so please be as quiet as possible. are available from the tourist office (€9. M-F 8:15AM-noon. Free. To really enjoy its architectural beauties.en.com/page/p-1074/art_id-/) ). and as one goes towards the facade. and others between Rue St Jean and Rue du Boeuf. garbage collecting). and usually a courtyard. was the commercial area during the Renaissance. daily on the hour from noon-4PM. place St Jean (M: Vieux Lyon). They are corridors which link two streets through a building. people who live there like to sleep on Sunday mornings. Next to St Jean cathedral (on the northern side). It is especially worth seeing when the bells ring. this small garden shows the remains of the religious buildings which occupied the site before the cathedral was erected. St Jean. try the opposite entrance. The area is generally crowded in the afternoon.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. between place du Change and St Jean cathedral. just press the service button next to the door code keyboard. including English. especially at weekends. Built between 1180 and 1480. is an admirable work of art depicting the life of St Stephen and St John the Baptist. Closed at night. the oldest parts are the chancel and the lateral chapels. postcard racks and the crowd of tourists. 1:45PM-7PM. Many traboules are unique architectural masterpieces. the streets somewhat disappear behind restaurant terraces. was home to most wealthy families: aristocrats. edit Traboules. the best time is therefore the morning. Guided tours in several languages. services (no visits) M-F 9AM and 7PM. As everybody. the style becomes more and The astronomical clock in more Gothic. known as the "Lamb rose window". public officers. The traboules are a typical architectural feature of Lyon's historical buildings. The oldest remains date back to the 4th century (baptistery of the former St Etienne church). appropriate dress required. was a craftsmen's district. the rose window. The cathedral hosts a spectacular astronomical clock St Jean cathedral. Officially.27 rue St Jean <> 6 rue des Trois Maries . rue de la Bombarde/rue Mandelot/rue des Estrées (M: Vieux Lyon). St Georges.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes St Paul. and even normal conversation can be quite 14 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . the cathedral is dedicated to both St John the Baptist (St Jean-Baptiste) and St Stephen (St Etienne) and has the title of primatiale because the Bishop of Lyon has the honorary title of Primat des Gaules. In the morning. (M: Vieux Lyon). It is best to whisper when talking because the small courtyards amplify the sound of voices. edit St Jean archaeological garden. There are traboules in almost all buildings between Quai Romain Rolland and Rue St Jean/Rue des Trois Maries. St Jean Cathedral.2 place du Gouvernement <> quai Romain Rolland. north of place du Change.lyon-france. so more traboules are accessible. many other doors are open for service (mail. Some of them are officially open to the public. If you are unable to enter from one side. 1:45PM-7:30PM.

was partially built by the Rue St Jean. Closed at night. however. edit St Paul church. Besides the buildings cited above. This picturesque montée (sloping street on hillside) starts behind Vieux Lyon metro station and ends quite close to the Roman theatres of Fourvière. Nowadays it keeps a medieval spirit. Another typical street of Vieux Lyon. edit Montée du Gourguillon. edit Rue St Jean. St Georges is the name given to the south part of the Vieux Lyon. A very nice church. edit St Georges neighbourhood. (B: C3-Gare St Paul). Unfortunately. Free. Parallel to Rue St Jean. on the west side. much more worth the money. the courtyard is closed to the public. The Thomassins were a powerful merchant family in the Renaissance. it has a magnificent gallery on the first floor. The largest square in the area has two remarkable buildings. (M: Vieux Lyon). Free. it is much more quiet than the St Jean area. It is now a Protestant church known as Temple du Change.org/wiki/en/index. edit Place du Change. designed by Philibert Delorme who was one of the most prominent local architects during the Renaissance. with mixed Romanesque and Gothic styles. rue St Georges. Middle Ages and Renaissance. of the Dauphin (heir of the Kingdom) and of Duchess Anne of Brittany.Lyon travel guide . On a sunny Sunday afternoon. It is full of souvenir shops and restaurants mainly intended for tourists. edit Rue du Boeuf. Local people are aware that real good bouchons are extremely rare here. a small cul-de-sac named after Etienne Turquet. more expensive than in rue St Jean but. an Italian who is said to have 15 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . do not really compare to the palaces of St Jean. this street is much more quiet and just as beautiful. This cobblestone pedestrian street is the main axis of the area. (M: Vieux Lyon). The Loge du Change. Around numbers 5-7 is Impasse Turquet. 10:30AM. (B: C3-Gare St Paul). Check out the back courtyard at Hôtel Builloud (number 8). Religious services on Sundays. Opposite is the Maison Thomassin. It was the main link between the river Saône and the top of Fourvière throughout the Roman era. (M: Vieux Lyon). (M: Vieux Lyon/F: Minimes). rue St Paul (B: C3-Gare St Paul). it may be hard to walk because of the crowd of both locals and tourists.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes disturbing for the inhabitants. with its Gothic-style 14th-century facade.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. edit Rue Juiverie. rue du Doyenné and other smaller streets (M: Vieux Lyon). Above the 2nd floor windows are the arms of the King of France. between place de la Baleine and rue du Palais de Justice. in which stands the famous "Pink Tower". edit Renaissance courtyards. The most outstanding are: Maison du Chamarier (37 rue St Jean) and Maison du Crible (16 rue du Boeuf). It is named after the Jewish community who originally settled there but were expelled in the 14th century. great architect Soufflot. It has nice Renaissance buildings which. on the other hand. The oldest parts are from the 10th century. It also has a number of restaurants. on average. It can be visited on Saturdays. You can also check out the more quiet rue des Trois Maries which runs parallel to rue St Jean. no crossing from one street to another). some have very beautiful courtyards but no real traboules (that is to say.

This is a very good point to start your visit of the city because you can really see its general layout. with the best view over the city. place de Fourvière (F: Fourvière).org/) . In this small passageway are the oldest houses of the city. 11AM. The other jurisdictions moved to a new building in Part-Dieu in 1995. (F: Minimes).Wikitravel http://wikitravel. walk up Montée des Chazeaux (starts at the southern end of Rue du Boeuf). Montée St Barthélémy (from St Paul station) or Montée du Gourguillon (from the northern end of Rue St Georges. you can take Montée Cardinal Decourtray. Of course.org/wiki/en/index. edit Panoramic viewpoint. Some sarcophagi from the 5th or 6th century are visible in the courtyard. [22] (http://www. The building is currently undergoing major refurbishment works. Saint-Just Take the funicular up the hill from Vieux Lyon metro station. behind Vieux Lyon metro station). If the weather is clear. 11AM. 9:30AM. has less famous but also interesting historical sites. also named "the 24 columns". St Irénée church. 5PM. or if you are fit. edit Fourvière. then Rue Cléberg and Rue de l'Antiquaille which lead to the Roman theatres. The summer festival "Nuits de Fourvière" takes place here every year. classical and Gothic eras. Fourvière basilica. It now hosts only the criminal court (Cour d'Assises) and the court of appeal. These two well-preserved theatres are the most important remnant of the Roman city of Lugdunum. with architectural elements recalling antique. The Gallo-Roman museum was built next to them. Masses: Mon-Sat 7:15AM. Sun 7:30AM. Mont Blanc can be seen in the distance. The historical court house. was built between 1835 and 1842 by architect Louis-Pierre Baltard. ☎ +33 4 78 25 86 19. dating back to the 13th or 14th century. place de Fourvière (F: Fourvière). you can also take the funicular. Next to the basilica is the panoramic viewpoint. a nice garden. Early 16 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . saint patron of Lyon. and one of the oldest in France. 9:30. which it actually is with an altitude of 372 m (1272 ft) at the top. too much so for some people.org/) . The site is built on a Gallo-Roman necropolis which was in use for centuries. which may cause access restrictions in the evening from June to early August. Church 8:30AM-6PM daily. Quai Romain Rolland (M: Vieux Lyon).Lyon travel guide . it became the religious centre of the city. It now serves as a radio and TV antenna and is closed to the public.lyonst-irenee. with the basilica and the Archbishop's offices. Next to the basilica stands a smaller (86 m. until the Middle Ages. Metal tower. The most famous trial held there was that of the former head of the Lyon Gestapo. Built in 1872 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.fourviere. (M: Fourvière). completed in 1894. Free. this massive church made of white marble has been compared to an elephant with its feet up. Fourvière was the original location of the Roman Lugdunum. In the 19th century. 10AM-5PM. 51 rue des Macchabées (F: St Just). Klaus Barbie. It is a typical example of the 19th century "eclectic" style. The oldest church in Lyon. with wooden balconies. edit Palais de Justice. then stairways lead to Rue du Boeuf in Vieux Lyon. south-west of the Roman theatres. This is a 150 m (500 ft) vertical ascent approximately. in 1987. edit To go down from there. Its construction was supported by anticlerical people in order to have a non-religious building as the highest point in Lyon. edit Roman theatres. or walk down through the Jardins du Rosaire. [23] (http://www. Free. crypt Sa 2:30PM-5PM.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes founded the silk industry in Lyon in 1536. 282 ft) replica of the Eiffel Tower. edit Saint-Just neighbourhood. 5PM. The crypt dates back to the 9th century and was renovated in the 19th century. ☎ +33 4 78 25 43 26. closed in Aug. The Byzantine-style interior decoration is extremely exuberant. It is a fine example of French "neo-classical" architecture.

nor what remains from the Roman era after centuries of construction. but the industry did not exist on the hill until the early 19th century and the introduction of new weaving technology. however. edit Croix-Rousse traboules: Look for the lanterns over the doors and the specific signs. or the creation of the Croix-Rousse hospital.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. was made a district of Lyon. The slopes became then part of Lyon while the plateau was outside the borders of the city. especially the traboules. approximately where Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse is today. (M: Hôtel de Ville/Croix-Rousse). at that time.Lyon travel guide . Then important works were undertaken.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Christian remains (from the 4th-6th centuries) are kept inside. are committed to preserving social diversity. was not part of the free town of Lyon but of the Franc-Lyonnais province. This Roman theatre is the place where the first Christian martyrs of Gaul were killed. The slopes were then dedicated to agriculture. which comprised the amphitheatre (built in 19) and an altar (built in 12 BC). may be worth taking a guided tour (available from the tourist office). This sanctuary was abandoned at the end of the 2nd century. 7 rue Mottet-de-Gérando <> 8 rue Bodin 17 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . Nowadays the plateau keeps a "village" mood. a debate was initiated about what should be done with this exceptional archaeological site. This steep street has Renaissance buildings and offers a very beautiful view over the city from its top. the commune (town) of Croix-Rousse. In 1512. Croix-Rousse is known as the "working hill" but for centuries. The pentes (slopes) and the plateau were therefore separated. but nobody knows exactly how far it extends under the neighbouring buildings. The first revolt of the canuts in 1831 is regarded as one of the first social conflicts of the industrial era. the hill. The neighbourhood is still one of the most densely populated in Europe. After the recent closing of the old Fine Arts school (the grey building overlooking the theatre). Behind the church. The industry gave birth to a unique architecture: the canuts' apartments had very high ceilings to accommodate the newly introduced Jacquard looms. Local authorities. mostly vineyards. Up to thirteen religious congregations then settled on the slopes and acquired vast pieces of land. An arch from the 5th century remains. The theatre can be seen from the street but is not open to the public for safety reasons. the slopes still have a "rebel" spirit.org/wiki/en/index. Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules. such as the construction of the first funicular in the world. On the slopes was the Roman Federal Sanctuary of the Three Gauls. The church was rebuilt in the 19th century in a neo-classical style with a Byzantine influence. a fortified wall was built at the top of the hill. edit Croix-Rousse The area. and mezzanines provided space for family life. then called Montagne St Sébastien. with many artists and associations based there. linking the plateau to central Lyon (it started in Rue Terme. Local people still talk about "going to Lyon" when they go down to the city centre. Documents say that it was the largest theatre in Gaul at that time. It was then destroyed and rebuilt several times. the calvary built in 1687 is also a great viewpoint. which were up to 4 metres high. In 1852. silk had already been produced in Lyon for over 250 years. tall windows gave the necessary natural lighting for the delicate work. actually the plateau. In the Middle Ages. but the sociology of the neighbourhood has considerably evolved with the renovation works and the subsequent rise in real estate prices and massive arrival of upper-middle-class families (bobos). A replica installed in 1994 can be seen on Place Joannès Ambre (between the hospital and Croix-Rousse theatre). Free. which was independent and protected by the King. the tunnel is now a road tunnel). rue Lucien Sportisse (M: Hôtel de Ville). Croix-Rousse is known as the main silk production area. It gave the hill its reputation of a "rebel" neighbourhood. it had been as much of a "praying hill" as Fourvière. edit Montée de la Grande Côte. The name "Croix-Rousse" comes from a limestone cross which was erected at the top of the hill in the beginning of the 16th century. Their possessions were seized and many buildings destroyed during the French Revolution.

The most notable feature of this facade is the sculpture representing King Henri IV on horseback (in the middle of the upper part). [25] (http://rosa. this fountain was moved from the West side when the square was renovated. Northern Presqu'île was largely redesigned from 1848. and dedicated to his mother. Free. in a style influenced by Gaudi's works in Barcelona. titanic works led by engineer Antoine-Michel Perrache reunited the island to the mainland.fr/paroissesaintbruno/) . South of this point was an island. edit Jardin Rosa Mir. The area south of Perrache is dealt with in the next section. Boulevard des Canuts (M: Hénon). which hosts the Museum of Fine Arts. Between Bellecour and Perrache. edit St Bruno church.Lyon travel guide . [24] (http://pagespersoorange. has a very beautiful facade on Place des Terreaux. Senis had cancer and had made the vow of building this garden if he ever came out of the hospital. 9 impasse des Chartreux (B: 2/13/18/45/61-Clos Jouve). Jules Senis. The only Baroque church in Lyon. the only remaining Renaissance part is around rue Mercière. you will find the fountain sculpted by Bartholdi.Wikitravel http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index. going from one side to the other is a challenge. The city hall. the 'father' of the Statue of Liberty. The history of these works was epic: a lot of technical problems occurred and the final cost of the project was six 18 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . When the first inhabitants settled on what was then called Canabae. The building was reopened in 1993. place de la Comédie (M: Hôtel de Ville). This painted wall is dedicated to the history and typical architecture of the Croix-Rousse hill. From 1772.fr) . Presqu'île is the place to go for shopping. Unfortunately. it is impossible to visit the building except during the "Heritage days" (Journées du patrimoine) in mid-September. be it on foot or by car. dining or clubbing. (M: Hôtel de Ville). fortunately. Most of the action on Presqu'île actually takes place between Terreaux and Bellecour. 18th century) and the canopy (by Servandoni). he did. 87 grande rue de la Croix-Rousse (M: Hénon). It also represents a large part of the city's economic activity. This large square was completely redesigned in the 1990s by the artist Daniel Buren. Place des Terreaux. On the North side. Sa 3PM-6PM. This amazing garden was built by a Spanish refugee.mir. The garden is a fine mixture of mineral and vegetal elements. Free. The 1826 theatre built by Chenavard and Pollet was completely redesigned by Jean Nouvel who kept only the façades and the foyer on the first floor. Opposite the City Hall stands the opera house. The interior is magnificent. 14 bis montée Saint-Sébastien <> 29 rue Imbert-Colomès 20 rue Imbert Colomès <> 55 rue Tables Claudiennes 30 bis rue Burdeau <> 17 rue René Leynaud (passage Thiaffait) 6 rue des Capucins <> 1 rue Sainte Marie des Terreaux 12 rue Sainte-Catherine <> 6 place des Terreaux Mur des Canuts. the neighbourhood of Ainay is traditionally home to the Catholic bourgeoisie. 1 Apr-30 Nov. place des Terreaux and place de la Comédie (M: Hôtel de Ville). The swamps which existed there were then dried out. which allowed the construction of Perrache station. It now faces Palais St Pierre.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes 9 place Colbert <> 14 bis montée St Sébastien: the beautiful Cour des Voraces. the junction of the river was located near the current site of St Martin d'Ainay basilica. Perrache station and its "exchange centre" (freeway interchange. On the East side stands the City Hall. opened in 1846. edit Hôtel de Ville (City Hall). edit Opera house. car parks. built in the 17th century.free. edit Presqu'île For the people of Lyon. metro and bus station) are a very important border. M-Sa 3PM-5PM. especially the altar (by Servandoni. This narrow peninsula between the Rhône and Saône rivers was largely shaped by man. modified by Soufflot.

windy and not so pleasant. The facade along the river Rhône is over 300 m (984 ft) long. for both aesthetic and functional reasons. A charming neighbourhood square planted with old plane trees. To enter the car park and see the other side. Today. The large dome was completed in 1765. place St Nizier (M: Hôtel de Ville). (M: Cordeliers). edit 19 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . The first hospital was built in 1184-1185. place de l'Hôpital (M: Bellecour). including radiology (Etienne Destot). sculptor Guillaume Coustou (1677-1746) and architect Philibert Delorme (1510-1570). rue de la Martinière (M: Hôtel de Ville). (M: Hôtel de Ville).org/wiki/en/index. In the middle of the quiet plaza outside the theatre stands a strange periscope in which you can see rotating geometric shapes. (M: Cordeliers/Bellecour). (M: Bellecour). The majestic Hôtel-Dieu was the oldest hospital in Lyon and is one of the largest buildings in Presqu'île. too much so given the reasonable traffic around it. the building has a beautiful Italian-style facade. it should be at least partially converted into a luxury hotel and shopping mall. There was a hospital there (Hôpital de la Charité). Designed by Gaspard André and opened in 1877. The name of the street refers to the clothing industry. Between the southeast corner of Place Bellecour and the river Rhône is Place Antonin Poncet.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes times the initial estimate. Matthieu Jaboulay) and orthopedics (Louis Léopold Ollier). it was modified several times before Soufflot designed the current building. St Nizier church. Its future is not completely clear. engraver Gérard Audran (1640-1703). Apart from this. edit Mur des Lyonnais. A renovation project is under way.Lyon travel guide . There are traboules connecting the street to the buildings on the Saône bank. Hôtel-Dieu doctors were pioneers in numerous specialities. to chef Paul Bocuse. place des Célestins (M: Bellecour). like a kaleidoscope. The main interest is the central fountain (1885) by architect Gaspard André and sculptor Degeorges. Hôtel-Dieu hosts the Lyon hospitals museum (Musée des Hospices civils de Lyon). This cobblestone pedestrian street is the only significant remain from the Renaissance in Presqu'île. The building no longer fits the needs of modern medicine.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. watch the locals playing pétanque and enjoy the mood. from Renaissance poet Louise Labé to the Lumière brothers. In the center stands the equestrian statue of Louis XIV ("under the horse's tail" is a usual meeting point for locals). Those were actually painted in the car park beneath the plaza by the famous artist Daniel Buren and they are reflected by a rotating mirror. A renovation project is under way. therefore the hospital has been closed down in 2010. built from 1741 to 1761. The street hosts very numerous restaurants which are far from being all good. edit Place Sathonay. The newly built Grange Blanche hospital (today Edouard Herriot) became the main medical centre in the city in the 1930s. it is rather empty. surgery (Joseph Gensoul. edit Hôtel-Dieu. the inventors of cinema. The only remain is the bell tower (Clocher de la Charité) built in 1667. Just sit at a terrace. Very nice church of flaming Gothic style. The largest clear square in Europe. edit City Hall on place des Terreaux. built in 1622 and demolished in 1934. they contributed in making Lyon the second medical centre in the country after Paris. which should give the square a greener aspect. the glass top has become a classical landmark of the city but the interior design is criticised. This impressive painted wall portraits some of the most famous people who were born in Lyon. The four statues portray Lyon-born artists: painter Hippolyte Flandrin (1809-1864). take the stairway on your right when looking at the theatre. edit Rue Mercière. oncology (Léon Bérard). edit Place Bellecour. edit Place des Jacobins. The state of this square is typical of the "automobilefriendly" urban planning of the 1960s: it is covered with tarmac. edit Théâtre des Célestins.

☎ +33 4 78 42 Place Bellecour seen from the hill of Fourvière 96 81. The only entirely Romanesque church in Lyon. Designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano (also known for Beaubourg modern art centre in Paris and part of the Potsdamer Platz area in Berlin).free. Other areas Cité Internationale. [27] (http://www. M-Sa 8:30AM-noon. hotels and luxury apartments just between the Rhône and Parc de la Tête d'Or. was named to honour the U. The abbey of Ainay was one of the most powerful in France between the 13th and the 16th centuries. The Western side of the area now boasts a number of new buildings. edit Boat trips on the Saône (Navig'Inter company). €9. 28 Mar-8 Nov.S. which had just entered World War I when the street was opened in 1917. Quai des Célestins (M: Cordeliers/Bellecour. Night trips available on Fridays and Saturdays. 2:30PM-6PM. it comprises a convention centre. near Passerelle du Palais de Justice). a wholesale food market (recently moved to Corbas in the southern suburbs) and large warehouses and workshops belonging the the national railway company SNCF.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Basilique St Martin d'Ainay. [26] (http://abbayeainay. There were until very recently two prisons (closed down Apr 2009).org/wiki/en/index. child €6. Tu-F 2PM-6PM. and a new mall is well under way. This neighbourhood was built by the famous local architect Tony Garnier in the Cité Internationale. A must-see for its very nice atmosphere. Along with Edouard Herriot hospital. most of which are interesting pieces of contemporary architecture. However. however it is interesting to take a walk or a bicycle ride there to see how Lyon can still be evolving after 2000 years of history. One of the largest development plans in Europe was put under way a few years ago with the construction of a new tram line and the opening of a cultural centre (La Sucrière).naviginter. boulevard des Etats-Unis. Boats will take you either upstream to Ile Barbe or downstream to the Confluence. quai Charles de Gaulle (B: C1). 20 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . This business and residential area is the most important urban project Lyon has seen in recent years. rue de l'Abbaye d'Ainay (M: Ampère Victor Hugo). it is one of the masterpieces of this visionary architect. edit Etats-Unis neighbourhood.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Su 8:30AM-noon. the construction of the new museum known as "Musée des Confluences" has faced major problems and its opening is not expected anytime soon. Sa Su 11AM-6PM. 1920s to house industry workers.fr) . edit Confluence The area south of Perrache is turning from a mostly industrial area into one of the most interesting neighbourhoods in the city. boulevard des Etats-Unis (T: Etats-Unis-Musée Tony Garnier). There are no major attractions per se in the area yet. The main axis of the neighbourhood.fr) . Free. ☎ +33 4 72 40 02 50. from the park side.Lyon travel guide . dating back to the 11th-12th centuries. 25 wall paintings made in the 1980s and 1990s show examples of Garnier's work and his "ideal city projects". A new phase of the project is about to start with the demolition of the huge former wholesale market. The new headquarters for the government of Rhône-Alpes region has just been put into service. A boat trip can be a good way to see Lyon from a different point of view.

The island also has other old buildings in a quiet and green environment. one of the first monasteries in Gaul was founded there. audioguide €3 or free for some. a strong identity of its own.mba-lyon. The suspension bridge was built in 1827. during the religious wars. The museum comprises a recreated apartment of the 1930s. 25 rue du Premier Film (M: Monplaisir-Lumière).php?title=Lyon&printable=yes see also "Musée urbain Tony Garnier" in the museums section. 81 quai Charles de Gaulle (B: C1-Musée d'Art contemporain). [32] (http://www.Musée vivant du Cinéma. under 18 and students €5. Of the three churches that existed on the island. A strong testimony of this era remains in the form of massive Soviet-style buildings erected in the 1930s. Cours Emile Zola / avenue Henri Barbusse / place Lazare Goujon. Visitor centre: Tu-Sa 2PM-6PM.Lyon travel guide . including the skyscrapers themselves. The Gratte-Ciel ("skyscrapers") ensemble comprises the city hall. [29] (http://mac-lyon. partial closures noon-2:15PM. edit Musées Gadagne: Historical museum of Lyon and International puppet museum. The building itself. Closed 1 Jan.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. It was governed by the Communist party for the first decades of the 20th century. You can also see the walls on your own but you will miss the interesting comments on the 21 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . with great public and critical success. edit Musée d'Art contemporain (Museum of Contemporary Art).lyon. edit Musée urbain Tony Garnier. this museum presents an interesting history of cinema through various items and film excerpts.. This charming island on the river Saône is the only inhabited island in Lyon. M.culture. F 10:30AM-6PM. ☎ +33 4 78 75 16 75. They are not skyscrapers to American eyes. Tu-Su 11AM-6:30PM. W-Su 11AM-6:30PM except public holidays. [30] (http://www. 20 place des Terreaux (M: Hôtel de Ville). It became a powerful Benedictine abbey (from the 9th century) but was finally ruined in 1526 by Protestants. edit Museums and Galleries Palais Saint-Pierre / Musée des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts). reduced €4. and the inhabitants were strongly involved in the project. In the 5th century. Fees vary depending on the exhibition. [28] (http://www. edit Ile Barbe. and were not even in the 1930s. €6. A nice garden and cafe have also been created at the top of the building (free access). these museums dedicated to the history of the city and to puppets (like the famous Guignol from Lyon) were reopened in June 2009. These are 19 stories high.org/) . is worth a visit. and some others free. Also worth seeing for the lovely architecture. under 18. The neighbouring city of Villeurbanne can be seen as the 10th arrondissement because the urban continuity with Lyon is obvious. As an industrial town. and 25 Dec.com/) . [31] (http://www. Open on bank holiday Mondays.museeurbaintonygarnier. 1 museum: €6 including audioguide.org/wiki/en/index. Wed-Sun 12PM-7PM.fr/culture/sections/fr/entite?entiteId=364) . Villeurbanne has always had a very strong left-wing political inclination. however. 14 rue de Gadagne/1 place du Petit Collège (M: Vieux Lyon / B: C3-Gare St Paul).com/mac/sections/en) . 69100 Villeurbanne (M: Gratte-Ciel). After 10 years of major refurbishment works. 2 museums: €8. Under 26 and disabled: free. ticket office closes 5:30PM. ☎ +33 4 72 69 17 18. a magnificent Renaissance palace. ☎ +33 4 78 42 03 61. edit Institut Lumière . edit* Gratte-Ciel. EU students. 1 May. W. the National Popular Theatre and housing buildings. 4 rue des Serpollières (T: Etats-Unis-Musée Tony Garnier). Located in the Lumière brothers' house.institut-lumiere. but they were considered huge by European standards at that time. ☎ +33 4 78 78 18 95. Th. It has. This museum was created during the renovation of the Etats-Unis neighbourhood in the 1980s and 1990s.fr/mba/) . guided tours Sa at 2:30PM or by appointment for groups of 10 or more. Holds only temporary exhibitions which are often very interesting and popular. (B: 31/40/43-Ile Barbe). and the 25 wall paintings depicting Garnier's work and ideals. Sa 10AM-6PM. €6. ☎ +33 4 72 10 17 40. which shows how life was like in these very modern housing units. only the Romanesque Notre-Dame remains.

1 place de l'Hôpital (M: Bellecour).29. 14 avenue Berthelot (T: Centre Berthelot). groups (10 adults minimum) €3.Lyon travel guide . the 22 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . edit Musée des Arts Décoratifs / Musée des Tissus (Decorative Arts museum / Fabrics museum). 15 Oct -14 Apr 6:30AM-8:30PM. Tu-Su 10AM-6PM.80.com) . [34] (http://www. 13 rue de la Poulaillerie (M: Cordeliers).58. ☎ +33 4 72 73 33 54.com) . ☎ +33 4 72 38 49 30. Movie sceneries are also presented. Tu-Su 10AM-noon. [38] (http://www. but it is presented in a totally outdated way. Closed on holidays. W-Su 9AM-5:30PM. (Miniature and Movie scenery Museum). €3. ☎ +33 4 78 37 65 98 (museeimp@lyon. 15 Apr-14 Oct 6:30AM-10:30PM. 1 Nov and 25 Dec. €7. historical or contemporary. Completed in 1862. pieces of furniture). Located in the former Gestapo regional headquarters.lyon. Sa Su 10AM-7PM. A free visit to the Roman theatres may be just as interesting for those not into the details. Often holds exhibitions (mostly photography). under 18 and disabled free.musees-gallo-romains.com) .htm) .fr).50. A number of items come from the former Hôpital de la Charité. etc. [35] (http://www. edit Musée gallo-romain de Fourvière. it also exhibits art works donated to the hospitals by their benefactors (paintings. demolished in 1934. edit Musée de l'Imprimerie (Printing museum).lyon. ☎ +33 4 72 41 30 42. Between boulevard des Belges.50. under 15/student €5. reduced fee €2. €4. under 18 €3. closed 1Jan.fr).php?title=Lyon&printable=yes history of the area and the social project behind it.fr/internet/chu/musee/musee_presentation. this 105-hectare English-style garden is one of the largest and arguably one of the most beautiful urban parks in France. The highlights of the park include the large greenhouses. closed on holidays. Created by artist Dan Ohlmann. workshops. Guided tours: €6. free for children under 18. The second largest museum in France. the collection is important. W-Su 9:30AM-noon.cci. [37] (http://www.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. It is a popular place for families as well as joggers. free for all on Th.81. audioguide: €5.asi. 34 rue de la Charité (M: Ampère Victor Hugo). the botanical garden. Tu-F 10AM-6:30PM. 2PM-6PM. 2PM-5:30PM. students €2. quai Charles de Gaulle and boulevard de Stalingrad (M: Masséna / B: C1-several stops around the park).fr) .imprimerie. M 2PM-6:30PM. ☎ +33 4 72 00 24 77. The accuracy of the models is astonishing and some sections will be real fun for children. Full fee €4. [36] (http://www. schools.. it has all kinds of things relating to Rhone-Alps history. restaurants. edit Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation (Museum of the Resistance during World War II). children under 5 free. edit Musée des Hospices civils de Lyon (Lyon hospitals museum). Free for children under 18. [33] (http://www. closed on holidays. from Lyon or elsewhere. €4. €3. This museum recreates the rich history of medicine in Lyon. students in groups: €2. sculptures. 60 rue St Jean (M: Vieux Lyon).fr) . The gallery is in a large 16th-century building called Maison des Avocats (Lawyers' house). student €2. under 18 €4.org/wiki/en/index. this private gallery shows about 120 miniature models of all kinds of scenes: houses.mimlyon. children under 5 free. edit Parks and Gardens Parc de la Tête d'Or. M-F 1PM-6PM except public holidays. 1 May. edit Musée de la Miniature et des Décors de cinéma Museum of Contemporary Art. Visit it only if you're a printing specialist.chu-lyon. this museum depicts the daily life in Lyon under the German occupation and keeps memories of this tragic period. ☎ +33 4 78 38 42 00 (musees@lyon.musee-des-tissus. 17 rue Cléberg (F: Minimes-Théâtres Romains).chrd.

fr/) ) and Lyon Poche (from newsagents or online [40] (http://www. opera house. The old opera house was completely redesigned by Jean Nouvel in the 1990s and hosts opera and dancing shows. Small garden hidden in the bottom of a street/car park. behind a metallic door. The Lyon National Orchestra plays in this impressive. perfect for children.opera-lyon. [42] (http://www. Stade de Gerland). available in cinemas. edit Cultural events are listed by two weekly magazines: Le Petit Bulletin (free. and online [39] (http://www. quai Sarrail. quai de Serbie.transbordeur.com) . edit Jardin des Curiosités (Garden of Curiosities).auditoriumlyon. there is no place in Lyon where you can buy reduced-price tickets for same day shows.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes rose garden and the recently added "African plain" in which animals wander in a natural-style environment. ☎ +33 4 78 95 95 95. Villeurbanne (B: C1-Palais des Congrès).Wikitravel http://wikitravel. ave Leclerc (M: Foch.) Music. Located between the metal tower of Fourvière and the Loyasse cemetery. quai Augagneur.Lyon travel guide . boulevard Stalingrad. The right bank of the river Rhône has recently been turned from an ugly car park into a 5-km promenade with various landscapes and great views over the Croix-Rousse and Presqu'Ile areas. Guillotière. edit Opera house. The big names sell out months in advance. A bicycle is perfect to enjoy it. The medium-sized hall (capacity 1. quai Charles de Gaulle. 84 rue de Bonnel (M: Part-Dieu).petit-bulletin.com) ). etc.lyonpoche. theatres. quai Claude Bernard. place de Fourvière/Montée Nicolas de Lange (F: Fourvière). 1 place de la Comédie (M: Hôtel de Ville). [41] (http://www. possibly because it had too few seats to sell. This recent park does not have the majesty of Parc de la Tête d'Or but it is far less crowded and boasts some nice examples of modern landscaping.fr) . along with a few other concerts (especially jazz) in the smaller "Amphithéâtre" room. Early booking is often necessary for the major institutions (Auditorium. Passage des Hauts de St Just (F: Minimes/St Just). some bars. edit The large greenhouses in Parc de la Tête d'Or. avenue Jean Jaurès (M: Stade de Gerland). dancing and opera Auditorium. edit Parc des Hauteurs. Célestins and CroixRousse theatres). Parc de Gerland. [43] (http://www. except on sunny weekends.com) . this is rather a promenade with a nice footbridge offering great views towards the Monts d'Or and Beaujolais. It was designed by Canadian artists in a surrealistic spirit (recalls Magritte or Dali). Unlike London or New York. edit Transbordeur. ☎ +33 4 78 93 08 33. The place had immediate success among locals. Still under development. (There used to be one but it was very short-lived. when it is too crowded to ride safely. The Rhône banks promenade ends here. ☎ +33 4 72 00 45 00.org/wiki/en/index. edit Rhône banks. it should cover 80 hectares when completed.500) for rock or popular music 23 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . There is an aerial adventure course and a skiing and moutain bike slope. ave de GrandeBretagne. Also a very nice viewpoint over the southern part of Lyon. modern concert hall which also hosts some jazz and world music concerts.

fr) . Here is a small selection: Complexe du Rire. Place des Célestins (M: Bellecour). Check out Les Ateliers. Also a fine example of architecture of the 1960s. edit Maison de la Danse. recently refurbished. Jean Vilar's spirit of 'popular theatre' lives on in the historically left-wing Villeurbanne. The main side characters in Guignol shows are his wife Madelon. Théâtre Tête d'Or.guignol-lyon.complexedurire. ☎ +33 4 78 27 90 42. who always ends up being ridiculous. 1 place Gerson (B: C3-Gare St Paul). a few theatres perpetuate the tradition for children and adults.com) . €9. It is also a beer brewery and has bars all over the Presqu'île. a canut himself. Nowadays. This is a modern-day institution in Lyon. It was only in the 1950s that Guignol became a children's favourite.theatretetedor. place Joannès Ambre (M: Hénon).tnp-villeurbanne. [52] (http://www. [51] (http://www. 267 rue Marcel Mérieux (M: Stade de Gerland). This irreverent canut who frequently challenges the law in his adventures was created by Laurent Mourguet. edit Espace Gerson. Espace 44. edit. edit Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse. The historical theatre. showing original creations for children and adults. ☎ +33 4 72 78 18 18.org) . ☎ +33 4 78 28 92 57. This is the only theatre in Lyon showing popular comedies in the Parisian "boulevard" style.croix-rousse. edit The 200-year-old Guignol is a very famous character of puppet theatre. 8 place Lazare Goujon.maisondeladanse. Serious programme. with a more avant-garde programme. 8 avenue Jean Mermoz (T: Bachut). [47] (http://www. You can enjoy any type of show from comedy to classical drama to avant-garde productions. [50] (http://www. 60 avenue du Maréchal de Saxe (B: C3-Saxe-Lafayette / T: Saxe-Préfecture / M: Place Guichard). Ninkasi has two places for live music: Kafé (free shows. essentially electronic music) and Kao (a concert hall dedicated to rock and electronic music).Lyon travel guide . edit Ninkasi. drinks and food. [48] (http://www. edit Theatre Lyon has a large number of theatres ranging from tiny "cafés-théâtres" to big municipal institutions.com) . Villeurbanne (M: Gratte-Ciel). edit TNP.com) . [44] (http://www. in 1808. child under 15 €7.fr) . [46] (http://www. edit 24 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . Théâtre le Guignol de Lyon (Compagnie des Zonzons).com) . [49] (http://www. ☎ +33 4 72 76 89 00.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. The largest Guignol theatre. ☎ +33 4 72 77 40 00.org/wiki/en/index. [45] (http://www.com) . ☎ +33 4 78 62 96 73. 2 rue Louis Carrand (B: C3-Gare St Paul). Théâtre des Clochards Célestes. ☎ +33 4 78 27 96 99. ☎ +33 4 78 27 23 59. A theatre dedicated to modern dancing. Théâtre des Célestins.com) . "Café-théâtre" is a very nice way to spend an evening with a show (usually comedy). his Beaujolais-drinking friend Gnafron and the policeman. in a beautiful 19th century building by Gaspard André. 'The other' theatre.ninkasi. edit There are also a number of small independent theatres. 7 rue des Capucins (M: Hôtel de Ville).celestins-lyon. ☎ +33 4 78 03 30 00. and also in Villeurbanne. Two rooms and talented young comedians.espacegerson.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes concerts.

W. [60] (http://www. bank and school holidays 3PM. edit Cinemas Institut Lumière. edit Sports Olympique Lyonnais. If you look for an immersion program. Carré de Soie) offering essentially American blockbusters and mainstream French movies. edit Pathé. 69007 Lyon (M: Stade de Gerland). av. [59] (http://www.fr) . Their ladies' team also dominates the championship. 69008 Lyon (M: Mermoz-Pinel). built by Tony Garnier in the 1930s and renovated for the 1998 World Cup.institut-lumiere.eife2f.esl-schools. you can have a look at ESL schools groups Learn French in Lyon with ESL [67] (http://www.com) . ☎ 00 33(0)6 77 79 35 14 (contact@joggincity. The Villeurbanne basketball team has a long history as one of the major clubs in the country. 69007 Lyon (T: Centre Berthelot). French language courses are available at Inflexyon [63] (http://www. Parc de la Tête d'Or (M: Masséna / B: C1-several stops around the park). ☎ +33 4 78 28 60 41. Lyon-Bleu [65] (http://www.aflyon.cinemasgaumontpathe. edit Comoedia. Tickets are not too difficult to get.com) . After a few years of closure followed by refurbishment works.fr). Especially intended for children. this outdoor theatre is conveniently located within the park.com) .cinema-comoedia. ☎ +33 4 78 78 18 95. [55] (http://www. 5PM. All foreign movies in original version. the Bellecour branch has the most avant-garde programme. [53] (http://www. Stade de Gerland. Astoria). Alliance Francaise [64] (http://www.fr) . They play at Gerland stadium. edit UGC.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Véritable Guignol du Vieux Lyon et du Parc.fr) . Stade Vuillermet. This major national firm has four theatres in Lyon (Cordeliers. 4PM.fr) . 69100 Villeurbanne (M: Laurent Bonnevay). Terreaux: 40 rue du Président Edouard Herriot. which was the scenery of the first movie in history (La sortie des usines Lumière). Sa Sun. Rue du Premier Film.com) .inflexyon. 13 avenue Berthelot. The other major cinema firm.org) . run and visit Lyon. Ecole Interculturelle de Francais [66] (http://www. place de Guignol. Two independent cinemas.ugc.org/) . edit CNP. near the lake and the zoo. edit LOU Rugby. The local football (soccer) team have been national champions from 2002 through 2008. Paul Santy.joggincity.asvel. The theatre is in the former Lumière factory. All foreign movies are shown in original version.lourugby. 69008 Lyon (M: Monplaisir-Lumière). The museum also has a theatre showing thematic series of cinema masterpieces (in original version). 6PM.lyon-bleu. [61] (http://www. edit Lyon is an important university center.joggincity. The Astoria (M: Masséna) has foreign movies in original version. 69002 Lyon. 25 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . [54] (http://www. ☎ +33 4 26 99 45 00. Cité Internationale. Vaise. edit ASVEL. 69001 Lyon (M: Bellecour. 7/7d to 6:30am to 9pm. has three theatres in Lyon (Part-Dieu. except for major European matches. edit Jogg'in City. Bellecour: 12 rue de la Barre.theatre-guignol.fr) .org/wiki/en/index. Jogg'in City a fun way to discover the city.org) . 50€ for individuals.Wikitravel http://wikitravel.Lyon travel guide .Hôtel de Ville). Sightjogging Lyon. The Bellecour branch has foreign films in original version. Bellecour. [56] (http://www.fr) 15€/pers for a group of 4 or +.com/) .olweb. [58] (http://www. Astroballe. [62] (http://www. The rugby team of Lyon plays in the top flight for the first time this season (2011-2012). [57] (http://www.com/ENG) . this independent cinema is now very comfortable and has a relatively avant-garde programme.

Monday to Saturday. this is the place to go.Lyon travel guide . The usual hours for downtown shopping are 10AM-7PM. but this is the right time to enjoy the particular mood of the neighbourhood. but obviously a qualification helps. It has a price however. these three streets run parallel to each other along Presqu'île. Also check out Rue du Président Edouard Herriot (more expensive in general) and Rue de Brest. If you want the very best food. Tue-Sun 7AM-1PM. the place is awfully crowded. There are several anglophone pubs which employ young anglophone workers. Shops are closed on Sundays. except in December and in Vieux Lyon where Sunday is the busiest day of the week! La Part-Dieu. 69001 Lyon (M: Croix-Rousse). some stores open Sun. 69003 Lyon (M: Part-Dieu).Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Tue-Sun 7AM-1PM. edit Carré de Soie. On Tuesdays. They contain details of better paid jobs. restaurants and a cinema multiplex. 69120 Vaulx-en-Velin (M/T: Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie).com) . edit Food Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Avenue de Böhlen. 69002 Lyon (M: Cordeliers/Bellecour). you will find a number of famous luxury brands. Sun 7AM-12PM. There are some schools which accept non-TEFL qualified teachers.partdieu. 102 cours Lafayette. Just go in. Quai St Antoine and Quai des Célestins. Most French are keen to speak English. occasionally with limited French. the Halles moved to the Part-Dieu area in 1971. 69002 Lyon (M: Bellecour). rue Gasparin. Very popular and typical market mith many local producers. Also search for a shelf with black folders on it. Formerly located on Place des Cordeliers. Tue-Sat 7AM-12PM and 3PM-7PM. even though bar vocabulary is limited. this is where you will find most antique shops in Lyon. New shopping mall (opened April 2009) with fashion stores. 69002 Lyon (M: Bellecour/Ampère Victor Hugo). edit Rue Auguste Comte.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Money can be made by giving private English lessons. and there are lots of job vacancies to be found. 69002 Lyon (M: Bellecour/Ampère Victor Hugo/Perrache). This pedestrian street is the main downtown shopping spot. rue Emile Zola. Boulevard Vivier-Merle. There is an ANPE next to the Opera on Rue de la Republique. 69003 Lyon (B: C3-Halles Paul Bocuse. with most major fashion brands. Avoid Saturday afternoons. edit Croix-Rousse market. edit Rue de la République. A huge shopping mall (the largest downtown mall in Europe) on four levels. The other major market.carredesoie. in a developing suburban area. edit St Antoine market. Speaking French to a reasonable level is often a must. Mon-Sat 10AM-8PM. Brand names and tourist traps south of Bellecour.org/wiki/en/index. 69002 Lyon (M: Cordeliers). Also some local fruit and vegetable producers. [68] (http://www.fr) . Parallel to rue Victor Hugo. edit Rue du Président Edouard Herriot. In the "golden square" between Place Bellecour and Place des Jacobins. you don't have to book. edit Rue Victor Hugo. [69] (http://www. Eating oysters by the Saône is a very pleasant occupation before Sunday lunch. Try Berlitz or Demos. also sells non-food items. Mon-Sat 10AM-7:30PM. in a wealthier part of town. edit 26 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . Very crowded on sunny Sundays. Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse. M/T: Part-Dieu). rue des Archers. Some larger places close a bit later (7:30PM).

but you can always get the usual fast-food or kebab. 20 rue Villeroy. Very interesting selection of Rhône valley wines. though.com) . all bottles of the shop can be drunk there with a price supplement of €6. Very reasonable prices. ☎ +33 4 78 37 08 96 (anticwine@yahoo. This wine store is specialised in organic and "natural" wines. the origin of the word is unclear (it literally means "cork"). maybe less so in expensive places where it may be considered more appropriate. [70] (http://www. amazing collection of old Burgundies. (M: Vieux Lyon).php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Bahadourian.Lyon travel guide . ☎ +33 4 78 69 43 87 (contact@vercoquin. can be cooked with red wine (saucisson beaujolais) or in a bun (saucisson brioché). with all kinds of exotic foods.com) . This tiny shop has an exceptional selection of wines from all over the world. 27 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . This is especially true in budget or mid-range restaurants. They serve the typical local dishes: salade lyonnaise (Lyon salad): green salad with bacon cubes. the prices always include service. Tue-Sat 10AM-8PM. Meal times are generally 12PM-2PM for lunch and 7:30PM-10PM for dinner. boiled sausage. 18 rue du Boeuf. on the price of the menu and your level of satisfaction but they are generally not as high as in the US. became one of the first chefs to be awarded three stars (the highest ranking) by the famous Michelin gastronomic guide. the most famous of them. who opened their own restaurants for a working-class clientele. Late-night service is quite rare in quality restaurants.anticwine. Tue-Sun 11AM-8PM. edit Wine Antic Wine.com). A large Oriental shop. They appeared at the end of the 19th century and flourished in the 1930s.vercoquin. Eugénie Brazier.fr). Eating in a good bouchon is certainly a must-do. edit Restaurants have their menus with prices displayed outside. especially North African. 69003 Lyon (M: Guillotière).org/wiki/en/index. In the heart of the picturesque Guillotière neighbourhood. Sat 8:30AM-7:30PM. Sun 10AM-1PM. nothing is compulsory. She also had a young apprentice called Paul Bocuse. It is also a wine bar. Visitors from areas such as North America and Northern Europe might be surprised to find many places still closed at their usual dinner times. of course. you can tell the person in charge how much he/she should charge your card. Typical tips depend. [72] (http://www. with the largest selection in France and prices ranging from €12 to €3. As everywhere in France.com) . 69005 Lyon St Antoine market on a Sunday morning. The traditional restaurants in Lyon are called bouchons. saucisson chaud: a hot. Mon-Fri 8:30AM-12:30PM / 2:30PM7:30PM. for example.bahadourian. 33 rue de la Thibaudière.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Also a must-see for port amateurs. ☎ +33 4 78 60 32 10. If you pay by credit card and wish to add a tip. Tipping is rare and only expected if you are particularly satisfied with the service. edit Vercoquin. bread and tap water (ask for a carafe of water). 69007 Lyon (M: Saxe-Gambetta). Places offering all-day service are located in tourist areas. [71] (http://www. croutons and a poached egg. and are unlikely to serve quality fresh food. These women are referred to as mères (mothers). when the economic crisis forced wealthy families to fire their cooks.000.

but the quality is not always guaranteed. This is definitely cheaper than a 75 cl bottle. three-star restaurants: Lyon has them all.org/wiki/en/index. Since many good local chefs seem to enjoy a good family weekend. La Vieille Canaille . usually served with a mustard sauce. a typical bottle containing 46 cl and filled from a cask or wine box.A typical french restaurant where the atmosphere is friendly. no diets and nobody was talking about fusion cuisine or bistronomy. oven-cooked sliced potatoes with cream. offers very good value for money. the typicity of their decor and the owner's strong personality. andouillette: sausage made with chopped tripes. the local gastronomy has considerably evolved since then and there is now far more to dining in Lyon than the bouchons. These dishes are very tasty.Lyon travel guide . most notably Rue St Jean. the menu explanation and wine suggestions of the waiter. A good tip: never trust big signs reading "Véritable bouchon lyonnais" (genuine bouchon) or with a list of typical dishes on the front window. bistros. Good bouchons? A local association awarded the "Authentique bouchon lyonnais" label to 22 restaurants all over town (but mostly on Presqu'île). there are a lot more interesting options on weekdays. at that time there were no exotic restaurants. cervelle de canut (canut brain): fresh cheese with garlic and herbs. with his glass of Beaujolais. tablier de sapeur: marinated tripes coated with breadcrumbs then fried. The locals are generally fond of eating out and the best places get known quickly by word of mouth. English speaking/menu in english . even locals often hesitate before trying it. €5 for a kebab with frites. Asian food. the restaurants are quite small on average.Open from Tuesday to saturday.Terrace in summer . The smaller fillette (little girl) contains 28 cl. Kebab shops. considering the quality of their food and wine..69007 LYON Otherwise. In tourist areas. rognons de veau à la moutarde: veal kidneys in a mustard sauce. especially for dinner. Budget Chez Mounier — A traditional bouchon (restaurant) with good food for a very reasonable price (a complete menu for €10). pay extra care and stick to trustworthy recommendations if possible. most with the same price: €4. kebab shops abound.First course + Main course + Dessert = 23€ . You will enjoy the large range of wine.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Located on the south-east street of the Place Bellecour. It is strongly advised to book a table. In bouchons and other lower. Fortunately. however. Lyon was named "capital of gastronomy" by the great gastronomic writer Curnonsky in 1935. They have a metal plate on their façade representing Gnafron.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes quenelle de brochet: dumpling made of flour and egg with pike fish and a crayfish sauce (Nantua sauce).. otherwise you may end up in one of the multiple tourist traps. The quality is very variable since the bouchons are one of the main tourist attractions of the city. run. Guignol's friend.to mid-range restaurants. They were originally workers' food. Delicious and textural experience. Look especially near Place des Terreaux (M: Hôtel de Ville). 28 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . And if someone on the street tries to get you into a restaurant. basic wines can be served by the pot. Those who need to write this are most often tourist traps.50 for a kebab. /+33(0)4 04 72 71 47 12/ 14 rue Saint Jérôme . A good bouchon. gratin dauphinois: the traditional side dish. Moreover. so they are generally fat and the portions are usually quite big.

edit Bouchon Chez Paul. Dinner only except Sat. From €8. Place Louis Pradel. Service is very friendly. edit Le Potager des Halles.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes El Loco Latino. Wallace Bar. 7 rue Octavio Mey. ☎ +33 4 78 42 24 62.Lyon travel guide . ☎ +33 4 78 42 94 08. home-made dishes served in very large quantities. Mon (lunch). Very nice terrace. 30 rue du Boeuf. ☎ +33 4 72 00 23 91. Tiny bouchon. Rue Sergent Blandan (Rue de Capucins begins just south of Croix Paquet metro station. made with fresh baguette of course.chezpaul. dinner €23 to €38. Upon reservation. or Kayser. The chocolate fondant dessert is amazing. in a nice decor. Traditional local cuisine. 69005 Lyon (B: C3-Gare St Paul). The Andouillette and gratin dauphinois are particularly good.com/) . 15 min across the Rhone from Hotel de Ville. Full menu €25. Small bouchon with cute rustic interior and patio located on nice green plaza. [73] (http://www. ☎ +33 4 78 28 35 83 (restaurantchezpaul@voila. 11 rue du Major Martin.50/27. maybe the only acceptable one in a street full of tourist traps. Lunch €16. where the same owners serve Spanish-style tapas which are a great value for money (no reservations). Noisy and friendly. Menu €19.fr). Try the grenouilles (frogs). made from quality products. 34 rue Saint Jean (M: Vieux Lyon). edit La Mâchonnerie. Very Reasonable wine prices as well. ☎ +33 4 78 28 09 33. Very nice little restaurant with great Lyon food and very lovely decor. Serves all day (12PM-12AM) on Sat and Sun. 69001 Lyon (M: Hôtel de Ville). 2 rue Octavio Mey. [74] (http://www.lepotagerdeshalles. Mid-range Le Resto d'Alice. edit Le Resto. edit Les Adrets. 69001 Lyon (M: Hôtel de Ville). and a very good wine list favouring the locals . for example. Try. classical local and French cuisine. 3 rue de la Martinière. Food served Mon-Sat 12PM-3PM/7PM-10PM. This nice pub is a good spot for drinks and live sports.com/) . Delicious. 69005 Lyon (B: C3-Gare St Paul). Very good wine list too. The lunch menu is an absolute steal.a very good place to taste the real Beaujolais. lunch and dinner. ☎ +33 4 78 38 31 75. Mon-Sun. edit Many bakeries offer good quality sandwiches. Full menu €23. Mon. the restaurant can accommodate quite large groups. dinner €34/38. [75] (http://www.50.org/wiki/en/index. Full dinner w/dessert and wine €30. One of the best places in the area. note street name changes). Closed Sun. A very good bouchon serving huge portions. edit 29 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . 36 rue Tramassac. 69005 Lyon (M: Vieux Lyon). The day menu is €7. closed Sun. try Le Bistrot du Potager next door.50. Closed Sun. Sun 11AM-9PM. but also serves good British and French food in large portions. this restaurant offers very good. 69005 Lyon (M: Vieux Lyon). rue Mulet (Just off rue de la Republique). 34.lamachonnerie. In another street full of tourist traps. ☎ +33 4 78 38 24 30. If you want cheaper but just as good. ☎ +33 4 72 00 24 84. 69001 Lyon (M: Hôtel de Ville). 52 rue Mercière (M: Cordeliers). Very good classic French cuisine. Also surrounded by other interesting looking eating options and convenient velo'v station on plaza.com/) . 20.50 and the empanada is €4.fr) . Full menu €28-45. This restaurant serves traditional French cuisine made from very good and very fresh products. edit Chez Martial. [76] (http://www. but the place is more comfortable than a bouchon. genuine. take it 300m west. Chez Jules. with a Mediterranean influence. edit Le Layon. Latino bar with low budget food.wallacebarlyon.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. Good wine list at interesting prices. Lunch from €13.

com/vieux-lyon/) .com) . [80] (http://www.fr/) . Le Centre.art-et-la-maniere. edit Splurge Paul Bocuse (Auberge du Pont de Collonges).fr) . 69009 Lyon (M: Gare de Vaise). If you can book at least two months in advance and are ready for a "surprise" menu. who is over 80 years old and still runs this palace restaurant. foie gras. ☎ +33 4 72 22 71 86. Menu €52/€75. 3-course menu from €25.brasseriegeorges.fr) . in a 17th century building on a lovely island on the Saône. The specialities are fish and cuisine of the Caribbean. The cuisine is French with Japanese hints. A real Art Deco treat. edit 30 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 .fr/) . An exceptional traditional Brasserie. Just tell your waiter what you don't like or can't eat. dinner €21. artichokes with foie gras). edit* Au 14 Février. high-quality cooking.com) . edit Espace Le Bec. ☎ +33 4 78 28 63 19. 40 rue de la Plage. Revisited all-time classics (Bresse poultry with truffles. ☎ +33 4 78 23 17 20. edit L'Art et la Manière.au14fevrier. One of the best places in Lyon. [79] (http://www.php?idLang=2) .restaurantbalthazart.).lamerebrazier. A brasserie owned by Paul Bocuse. 69001 Lyon (M: Hôtel de Ville).bistrotdestpaul. short menu but very creative. serving traditional food with an Alsatian leaning in a fine interior. Menus €95/125.. ☎ +33 4 78  92  91  39. you can treat yourself with a last fine meal in Lyon. with a tradition of high quality service. this tiny place (16 seats!) run by Japanese chef Tsuyoshi Arai is a rather unique experience. [81] (http://www.or nine-course menu that changes every day.fr) . The master of all chefs. edit La Mère Brazier — Mathieu Viannay. Founded in 1836. Full menu from €24. ☎ +33 4 72 42 90 90.50/33. Closed Sat. and you will be served a five. edit L'Ouest.50/29. Friendly yet professional service. Lunch menu €35. Croix-Rousse has more and more interesting restaurants. 69009 Lyon (B: 40/43/31-Ile Barbe). and many others. who once ran the most trendy gastronomic restaurant in the city and offers quality bistronomic cuisine. dinner menus €55/75/95. ☎ +33 4 37 27 05 83. Small no-tourist restaurant in a no-tourist area. In a "flea-market-meets-art-gallery" decor. upper level.com/index. Nice wine list. Place Notre-Dame.. Sun. edit Le Bistrot de St-Paul.. 19 rue des Pierres Plantées (M: Croix-Rousse).bocuse. ☎ +33 4 37 64 64 64. from €25 to 35. near the river Saône. amazingly creative.. [85] (http://www. 69007 Lyon (M: Saxe-Gambetta). Full menu €25/28. St Exupéry airport. dinner €26/33. 2-course menu from €20. île Barbe. [82] (http://www. cours de Verdun (Located behind Perrache Station). Taste the legend of "Monsieur Paul". The restaurant opened in 1921 by the legendary Eugénie Brazier was recently taken over by the talented young chef Mathieu Viannay and awarded 2 stars by the Michelin guide only a few months after its opening. 30. It also contains a brewery and bar and the interior is worth a look even if you don't want to eat. [84] (http://www.org/wiki/en/index.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. From €100.Lyon travel guide . and it is still possible to get a table at a relatively short notice. Before boarding your return flight. edit L'Auberge de l'Ile. Lunch Thu-Sat.nordsudbrasseries. and this one is a fine example. you will enjoy a fresh and creative cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian influences. 12 rue Royale. This restaurant serves mostly specialities from southwestern France (duck. Good (although short) wine list. 69005 Lyon (B: C3-Gare St Paul). The best bottles are at amazingly low prices given their "constant mark-up" policy. dinner Tue-Sat.50. 2 quai de Bondy. ☎ +33 4 72 07 08 88. Lunch from €16. cassoulet. [83] (http://www. and most importantly delicious. 102 Grande rue de la Guillotière. edit Brasserie Georges. [78] (http://www. 69660 Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or. ☎ +33 (0)4 72565456. This place was opened by Nicolas Le Bec. Lunch €14. [77] (http://www.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Balthaz'Art. 1 quai du Commerce. 6 rue Mourguet (M: Vieux Lyon). Tue-Sat dinner only. Mon dinner.aubergedelile.

8 bis quai Saint-Vincent (B: 19/31/44 . Beer. irish music sessions on thursday. 1 Rue de Brest. Brunch €22. A good starting point is Place des Terreaux and then upwards towards the Croix Rousse. The previous restaurant had a classic dining room on the banks of the Saône. dinner €56/68/76/96. which are more particularly concentrated in the Vieux Lyon area. ☎ +33 4 78 38 29 84. closed Dec 31-Mar 10. A new address for a well-recognized chef. Mon-Sat 7AM-10:30PM. 31 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . quiz every monday. the food is varied and tasty and the place is very pleasant. Brunch Sun 11AM-3PM. 13 rue des Quatre Chapeaux (M: Cordeliers).org/wiki/en/index. The wine list is so big they have to carry it around on a trolley. but it is worth the wait if you are a real ice cream fan. Brunch €18. Irish pub. A fantastically authentic bakery.com/) . air conditioning edit Albion. you will find good praline tarts. In the streets that climb the hill there are many nice places.. brunch Chez Jules. In this small bakery. From €7. Summer: Mon-Sun 12PM-12AM.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. [87] (http://www. Pastries and baguettes make it good for breakfast or lunch. 12 quai Romain Rolland (M : Vieux Lyon). [88] (http://www.Subsistances or Homme de la Roche). Also a good Sunday brunch. Perfect for breakfast. and a great setting to eat it in if you can grab one of the little tables. Lunch €40. with the same culinary spirit and prices. Lyon (M: Vieux Lyon). pool. Montée du Chemin Neuf. English-speaking staff everywhere of course.restaurant-quaidesarts. be prepared to queue. English/Irish pubs Foreign students often gather in English or Irish pubs. winter: Wed-Sun 10AM-7PM. pastries. This place is quite popular for its Sunday brunch. on a lovely neighbourhood square. edit Les Enfants Gâtés. edit Boulangerie du Palais. 3PM-3AM daily.com).glaciernardone. [86] (http://www. a "bistro-style" terrace (€40/50) and an Italian restaurant.com).com) .. a popular local dessert.com/) . winter: Tue-Sun 10AM-7PM. Completely overcrowded on sunny weekends. served on a very pleasant terrace. Try the tarte aux fraises and the mini quiches. ☎ +33 4 78 30 76 24. Delicious ice cream with very original flavours. ☎ +33 4 78 85 53 31 (kellysirishpub@gmail.Lyon travel guide . Têtedoie is now taking his restaurant to the next level with a prestigious location offering one of the best views in town and a very contemporary decor.tetedoie. edit Ice cream. irish and english pub food. a snack or an early lunch. ☎ +33 4 72 00 97 36. 3 place Ennemond Fousseret/26 quai de Bondy. live music on saturday. Kelly's Irish Pub.. Very good ice cream. Summer: Mon-Sun 9AM-1AM. Book in advance and ask for a table upstairs. edit Pain et Cie. ☎ +33 4 78 28 29 09. edit Boulangerie Paul. darts. edit Nardone. overlooking the Saône. The place also features a wine bar. 8 rue du Palais de Justice (M: Vieux Lyon). 69005 Lyon (F: Minimes). ☎ +33 4 78 37 09 43. edit Quai des Arts. (B: C3-Gare St Paul / M: Vieux Lyon). ☎ +33 4 78 28 33 00. Place Saint Paul.. edit Lyon offers some nice nightlife. 3 place Sathonay (M: Hôtel de Ville).php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Têtedoie. The restaurant of the Subsistances cultural centre has Sunday brunch. whiskey and rock. 12 rue Sainte Catherine (M: Hôtel de Ville). ☎ +33 4 78 29 40 10 (restaurant@tetedoie.

edit El Loco Latino. 9am-2am. edit Paddy's Corner.com) . edit St James's Pub. English pub. On weekends.org/wiki/en/index. A small. Comfortable beer and whisky bar with a nice terrace. Rue Chavanne. nice dutch pub. [90] (http://www.wallacebarlyon. reggae). pub quiz on Thursdays.Lyon travel guide . and a great place to start the night! Try the Stella with a shot of orange liquor! Boats At the quai Albert Augagneur is another centre of Lyon nightlife. [89] (http://www. edit Johnny Walsh's. authentic Irish pub with good music and some live performances. Pub Quiz on Tuesdays. Fri-Sat 12PM-3AM. edit The Smoking Dog. Pub with nice live music (African. ☎ +33 4 78 42 98 76.johnnywalshs. Tue-Thu 7PM-2AM. Air conditioning. 69005 Lyon (B: C3-Gare St Paul). L'Amsterdam. 19 rue St Jean (M: Vieux Lyon). Le Perroquet Bourré (The Drunk Parrot). edit Others The Beers. next to the Guillotière metro station. ☎ +33 4 78 30 17 90. 69005 Lyon (B: C3-Gare St Paul). 16 rue Lainerie (B: C3-Gare St Paul). ☎ +33 9 52 11 21 76. Nice. ☎ +33 4 78 37 36 70.paddyscorner. Wed-Sat 10PM-5AM. 32. 69001 Lyon (M: Hôtel de Ville / Croix Paquet).Special Music Quiz once a month. with live jazz and a great atmosphere. ☎ +33 9 64 06 68 90. 69001 Lyon (M: Hôtel de Ville). there are two dancefloors with all kinds of music. rue Pasteur. Pub quiz on Tuesdays. No dress code! Nice. ☎ +33 6 81 24 37 83.com) . edit Le Phoebus. 22 rue Pouteau. 69001 Lyon (M: Hôtel de Ville / Croix Paquet). 18 rue Ste Catherine. off the beaten track. open daily until 1AM. ☎ +33 6 84 62 52 69. Fri-Sun 7PM-3AM. 56 rue St Georges (M: Vieux Lyon). 18 Rue Saint Catherine. Live music sessions every Thursday.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. There you can join some crazy French listening to crazy French music. Along the Rhone river are several out of duty riverboats (péniches) that serve as nightclubs or bars. but lively Latin bar. Le Fruit Defendu. Nice jazz club. Cheap rum. Mon-Sun 5PM-1AM. A great little hole-in-the-wall bar. 3 place St Paul. edit L'Abreuvoir. live sports. ☎ +33 4 72 00 23 60. Sirius. Tue-Wed 6PM-2AM.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes "The best pub quiz in Lyon" . 32 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . Irish pub. 4 Rue de la Terrasse (M: Croix-Rousse). 21 Quai Romain Rolland. Definitely an experience. 19 rue Burdeau. Nice little bar with a large selection of beers.com) . the inside is decorated as a pirate ship. edit Wallace. edit Live music Le Bec de Jazz. 21 quai Augagneur. good for beers and cocktails. Mon-Sun 11AM-3AM. though not everyone's cup of tea. Thu 6PM-3AM. Perfect little pub in the Croix-Rousse area. Very pleasant terrace. Live events almost every day of the week. [91] (http://www. 2 rue Octavio Mey. ☎ +33 4 72 00 23 91.

except for the Fête des Lumières and during some important professional trade shows like SIRHA (food.marquise. bottles €18-€3. cheese. In summer. La Cave des Voyageurs.net). "rosé". Wine by the glass from €3. most notably Juliénas.net) . Wine bars Lyon is certainly a great starting point to explore the French vineyards: Beaujolais. always packed and hosts numerous private events. 20 rue du Bellecordière.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. sausages. Sometimes theatre performances. Be careful: the place is small. Winemakers are usually very welcoming and the area is very beautiful. Quai Augagneur. a new friendly place where you can enjoy both local and foreign wines with prices starting at €5-7 for a glass of either "blanc". But there is far more to Beaujolais than nouveau. Tue-Sat 7PM-1AM. you definitely need to be lucky to find a spot on the terrace.000.cavedesvoyageurs@laposte. ranging from small local producers to the most famous and sought-after names.000. 69002 Lyon (M: Bellecour). Savoie and Bugey are all within two hours drive. bottles €18-€3. Also top-quality food: ham.free. Chénas and Moulin-à-Vent. here the hype crowd will feel at home. the picturesque and loud-mouthed owner of the other bar next door. edit Vercoquin. edit Wine by the glass from €3. Another boat. Tue-Sat 6PM-1AM.eurexpo. Morgon. [94] (http://www. The selection is actually quite wide so ask for recommendations. the region is quite ill-reputed amongst French consumers. save yourself the pain of trying your luck.com) . The average quality is terrible and due to this. Look for the best winemakers in the ten crus. Of course the locals are well represented (Beaujolais. edit It is generally not difficult to find a hotel room in Lyon. hotels and restaurants) and POLLUTEC (environment technology). It has therefore a very wide selection of wines (2. when every last room in and around Lyon is booked. 7 place St Paul.com) . Fleurie.Lyon travel guide . Burgundy. retro soul. Rhône Valley and the less known Jura. 21 Quai Augagneur. Opened over 20 years ago by "Jeannot". This place was opened by the owner of the wine shop Antic Wine.800 references). released on the 3rd Thursday of November each year. or "rouge". * Georges Five. Also serves some quality food: ham. 69005 Lyon (B: C3-Gare St Paul / M: Hôtel de Ville/Vieux Lyon). See "Buy". 32 rue du Boeuf. A few steps away from the busy Place Bellecour. 69005 Lyon (M: Vieux Lyon).fr) . cheese. Rhône valley) but the list also keeps expanding geographically. etc.georgesfive. Goudyvins. the owner is always helpful and will help you choose your little treat following your tastes.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Q-Boat. ☎ +33 4 72 40 23 30. Budget 33 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . Marquise [92] (http://www. Here you get nice alternative hip-hop. Here are a few addresses. Their value for money is excellent and the best wines tend to acquire a "Burgundian" taste with age. north of Lyon. ☎ +33 4 78 28 92 28 (la. this small and friendly wine bar has built a wide and interesting selection of several hundred wines over the years. so if you haven't made your reservation a couple of weeks in advance. is famed worldwide for the "Beaujolais nouveau". edit Beaujolais wine: is it really that bad? The region of Beaujolais. etc. Wine by the glass from €3.org/wiki/en/index. Burgundy. It is therefore unsurprising to see an increasing number of wine bars in Lyon. The dates of those events can be found on the exhibition centre's website [95] (http://www. [93] (http://lacavedesvoyageurs.

This place is unpretentious and satisfactory. Lyon 69002 (Behind Perrache Station opposite Brasserie George). rue Delandine. 69125 Lyon-Saint Exupéry Aéroport. a spa and much more. [96] (http://www. 245 modern rooms and Nhube restaurant. edit Auberge de Jeunesse de Vieux Lyon (youth hostel). ☎ +33 4 78 37 57 61 (contact@hotelvictorialyon.lepetittramassac. Le Petit Tramassac offers you to live in a comfortable and fully equiped apartement of 44 sqm in the heart of the Old Lyon. 3. The street can be quite noisy. A delightful duplex and unique setting with a panoramic view through 17 windows and luxurious amenities.com/) . Bunk bed in a dorm. [100] (http://www.nh-hotels. Lyon. ☎ +33 4 78 28 13 29.accorhotels. Excellent views over city. if not member of YHA). BP 202.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. edit NH Lyon Aéroport. Rooms from €109. 2 petite rue tramassac (M: Vieux Lyon). [101] (http://www.ltour-lyon.com.html) . If your plan to stay in Lyon for leisure or work. Very conveniently located in Vieux Lyon.com. ☎ +04 78 14 90 00 (partdieu@citadines. The residence is close to the Part-Dieu business and institutions areas.org/wiki/en/index. edit LaTour-Lyon. edit Hotel Saint Paul. ☎ +33 6 62 50 84 38 (info@latour-lyon. Under €30. €80-110. 6 rue Lainerie.html) . 21 rue Juiverie (M: Vieux Lyon). An accommodation in a renaissance tower in Vieux-Lyon. [98] (http://hotelvictorialyon.cybevasion.com). [103] (http://www. so ask for a room on the courtyard side or bring your earplugs. for 1 night or more. Totally worn down business apparthotel. TV. varying from studios to one-bedrooms. TV with satellite channels and a direct-line phone. 28 rue Vaubecour (2nd arrondissement). Keeps with the Catholic 1900s tradition of no gender-mixed rooms. fax: +33 4 78 42 91 07). 34 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . Small duplex for four people as low as €60 through hostelbookers. rue Moncey. ☎ +33 4 72 23 05 50. plus breakfast for €21 (plus fee. €45-55. No telephone bookings.html) . edit Hotel Victoria.com/hotels/france/hotel_vaubecour_lyon_4163. +33 4 72 72 08 36. edit Splurge Hotel Sofitel Lyon Bellecour. ☎ +33 4 78 37 44 91. extremely limited rooms for couples/families. Each apartment has a bathroom with a hairdryer. meeting rooms. [97] (http://www. this 2-star hotel offers rather small rooms but very good service and cleanliness. quai Gailleton (2nd arrondissement). Mid-range Citadines Part-Dieu Lyon.com/nh/en/hotels/france/lyon/nh-lyon-aeroport. Tiny kitchen. Good value for money. The views for 7th floor is good. A very simple. Housing 98 flats over 7 floors. 20. ☎ +33 4 72 41 20 20.com/france/lyon/part_dieu. edit Le Petit Tramassac. But be aware that you get what you pay for.hotelstpaul. Daily rates starts from €170.Lyon travel guide . Take the metro to Vieux Lyon station then the funicular to Place des Minimes (otherwise a serious hike up a steep hill).fr) .but apart from that with clean sheets and friendly service. 69005 Lyon (B: C3/Gare St Paul). but clean and friendly hotel with large rooms and two beds. [102] (http://''www. A short distance from the airport. Large number of meeting rooms for conventions. fax: +04 78 60 50 74). a separate kitchen area.shtml) . 91-95. ☎ +33 6 64 28 71 34 (info@lepetittramassac.com) . Double rooms €66/74/80. [99] (http://www.citadines. Near Perrache train station and close to just about everything.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Hotel Vaubecour. in serious need of modernisation . edit Hotel Les Carres Pegase. 31 Rue Chevreul. and washstand. Reasonable value accommodation in a handy location with a friendly welcome. Luxury hotel close to the famous Place Bellecour. Belongs to YHA (international youth hostels association).com'') .com).com/accorhotels/fichehotel/gb/sof/0553/fiche_hotel. €80-110.

69005 Lyon (M: Vieux Lyon). 3 rue du Président Edouard Herriot (M: Hôtel de Ville). followed by the regional code (ignoring the 0 prefix) followed by the local number. Sat 9AM-12:30PM. 5 place St Paul. breakfast €12.fr) . ☎ +33 4 72 10 05 05 (contact@college-hotel. breakfast €25. Rooms €116 to €146 (tax inclusive). whether inside France or elsewhere at the time. especially after 3AM when the bars are closed.com). To make a telephone call from abroad. dial the international access code 00. dial the international access code appropriate to your location. [105] (http://www. 69005 Lyon (B: C3-Gare St Paul / M:Vieux Lyon/Hôtel de Ville). Rooms €249 to €620. on weekend nights there are a lot of drunk people on the street. To call abroad from France. The police keep a close watch but it is probably better to avoid the area if you are on your own. but the usual advice applies. who might be violent.com) . ☎ +33 4 72 77 44 44 (contact@courdesloges.Lyon travel guide . M: Hôtel de Ville). edit Cour des Loges.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes Collège Hôtel. you may come across people advertising for charities. coloured clothing.+33 4 XX XX XX XX. 10 place Antonin Poncet. ☎ +33 4 72 00 58 34. Rue Ste Catherine. 69002 Lyon (M: Bellecour). followed by the IDD access code for France 33. followed by 33 4 XX XX XX XX. Most internet cafés and call shops are in the Guillotière neighbourhood (M: Guillotière) and behind Place des Terreaux (Rue Ste Catherine.laposte. edit Terreaux Post Office. 2-8 rue du Boeuf. ☎ +33 4 72 40 65 22. Rue Romarin. Conveniently located in the Vieux Lyon area. In populated places such as Rue de la République or outside Part-Dieu station.fr) .college-hotel.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. To dial a Lyon number from a different country use your local international access code (such as 00). They will not ask you for money but rather give you information documents which encourage you to donate. edit There are 42 other post offices distributed throughout all neighbourhoods of Lyon.com) .courdesloges. followed by the international destination IDD country code. [107] (http://www. (04) XX XX XX XX. Sat 10AM-5PM. parking €15. Similar problems may be encountered in Vieux Lyon. is locally famous for its bars. Thu open until 8PM. In international format it looks like this.org/wiki/en/index. this 3-star hotel is decorated in the manner of an early 20th century school. The regional (city) code for Lyon is 04. because of the large population of immigrants living there.laposte. Located in an exceptional 14th-century building in the heart of the old town. When dialling from a mobile (cellphone) phone it may be easier to always just dial +33 4 XX XX XX XX. [104] (http://www. [106] (http://www. however you must always drop the leading 0 from the 04 city code. behind Place des Terreaux. they can be recognised by their specific. Real security problems in the Lyon center are rare. Mon-Fri 9AM-7PM. Mon-Fri 10AM-7PM.com). To dial a Lyon number from within France use 04 XX XX XX XX. Homeless people sell 35 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . followed by the regional code (ignoring the 0 prefix) followed by the local number. edit Main Post Office. A telephone number in Lyon looks like this.

sometimes by selling postcards or other items. This is about the regular price of the ski pass alone! [108] (http://www.org/wiki/en/index. is about 2 hr away and makes a nice daytrip. or if the documents look doubtful. The European emergency number ☎ 112 should be used on mobile phones. attractions.php?title=Lyon&printable=yes newspapers such as Macadam or Sans-abri which help them making some money without begging. quality information including hotels. (Fax +33 4 78 22 69 60). Open 9AM-7PM daily (EXCEPT Monday) in July and August. [110] (http://www. excluding equipment hire and food. edit The car museum of Rochetaillée has a very nice collection of modern and old cars. Emergency numbers Police ☎ 17 Fire brigade ☎ 18 Medical emergency ☎ 15.Lyon travel guide . Perouges is a small village 30 min outside of Lyon.magicevasion. ☎ +33 4 78 22 18 80. ☎ +33 478-894-669 (fax: +33 478-933-717). The bird park of Villars-les-Dombes. free for children under 18. Vienne and its international jazz festival. The Swiss border and the city of Geneva are just over 2 hr away by train.Wikitravel http://wikitravel. [109] (http://www. Château Rochetaillée. It has a variety of good. 69270 Rochetaillée-sur-Saône. one of the four starting points for pilgrimages to Santiago. Saint-Etienne. Fees: Adults €5. But there are also people trying to con you and get money for some imaginary charity. Go skiing from Lyon.com) . This is a convenient and inexpensive way to go skiing.skimania. Closed on Christmas and New Year. the coaches depart from Lyon between 6 and 7AM and come back around 8PM. restaurants. Annecy. Never give money directly to someone on the street who claims to be working for charity and does not have official documents. In winter. these one-day trips cost €30-40. a large industrial hub. the "Venice of Savoie" with its beautiful lake and canals. 7 Rue Barreme. 9AM-6PM the rest of the year. arrival 36 of 37 05/04/2012 19:56 . This is a guide article. Consulates Greece.com) .com) . The main attraction of the museum is Adolf Hitler's armored car. they should have an ID card issued by the editors. Its buildings all date to the middle ages and it's a popular weekend destination for people who live in Lyon. Le-Puy-en-Velay. the nearest ski resorts are less than two hours away. Several travel agencies sell day "packages" (journey by coach and ski pass).sldvoyages.

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