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Lyon

If you dream of exploring cobblestone streets, discovering leafy squares, eating delicious food, and admiring impressive architecture, Lyon is the city for you.

Located a seven hour drive from Calais, Lyon is known as being the culinary capital of

France for good reason, and its monuments, museums, and markets are sure to draw you in. With plenty of things to do in Lyon, you are sure to have an unforgettable time in this fascinating city.

No matter if you are planning a short break or a longer holiday, you will find so many things to do in Lyon that you won’t be bored for a moment, which makes this the perfect destination regardless of what you are looking for.

Things to do in Lyon


Although you can quite easily wander around and find all of the great things to do in Lyon by foot, you might prefer to explore on two wheels as part of a guided tour which gives you the opportunity to learn all about the city’s culture and history along the way.

You will find both electric bike and Segway tours in Lyon which are equally fun options that offer the chance to see the city in a safe and enjoyable way. Tours will take you past some of Lyon’s most popular sights, including Vieux Lyon (the old town), the Parc de la Tête d'Or, and along the banks of the river Rhône, giving you a fantastic overview.

Prefer to walk? You can opt for a walking tour tour with a local who will share all that they know about this fascinating city, including where to eat, what to see, and how you should get around while you’re there, giving you a fantastic insight into your French destination.



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Top things to see in Lyon

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Sightseeing Cruise

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Parc de la Tête d’Or

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Place des Jacobins

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Fourvière Basilica

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Sightseeing Cruise

Lyon, France

Sightseeing Cruise

Lyon, France

One of the best things to do in Lyon to make sure that you don't miss anything is to book onto a sightseeing cruise, which will take you past some of the city's top landmarks. During your cruise along the Saone River you will be able to admire Lyon's bold architecture and the Renaissance area of Vieux Lyon whilst listening to informative commentary.

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Parc de la Tête d’Or

Lyon, France

Parc de la Tête d’Or

Lyon, France

Visit Parc de la Tête d’Or, one of France's largest urban parks, where you will find plenty of green space alongside a zoo and botanical gardens. Spending a day in the park is one of the best things to do in Lyon with kids as they will love seeing the animals, including zebras and giraffes, and you can head out onto the lake in a pedal boat too!

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Place des Jacobins

Lyon, France

Place des Jacobins

Lyon, France

The beautiful Place des Jacobins is a lovely space for relaxing on one of the terraces, or browsing the shops. You'll love the white marble fountain that sits in the centre of the square and depicts local artists: Philibert Delorme, Guillaume Coustou, Gérard Audran, and Hippolyte Flandrin.

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Fourvière Basilica

Lyon, France

Fourvière Basilica

Lyon, France

Set upon the Fourvière hill, you simply can't miss the Fourvière Basilica which looks over the city. One of the most popular things to do in Lyon is to head to the top of the Basilica's north tower as it offers the perfect place to take a photo of the city, and you'll find the building's interior to be absolutely stunning too.

Itinerary

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Driving Route

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Ferry Route