Destination Guide: Lyon
Vaulted alleyways, traditional puppets and haute
Wander cobbled lanes in Vieux Lyon or chic shopping
streets on the Presqu'île. Pack your suitcase with silk,
chocolates and fruity local wines .
Food and Drink
France's gastronomic capital is full of flavour. Tuck
in to Lyonnais
andouillettes sausages or pike
quenelles in breadcrumbs at gourmet restaurants
Vieux Lyon. Wash them down with local Beaujolais and
Rhône wines. Or opt for classic omelettes and tangy
croque-monsieur in lively city-centre brasseries.
Sightseeing and relaxation
Secret passageways and puppet shows. Stroll romantic
Vieux Lyon and enjoy a traditional Guignol puppet show.
Gaze over the city from
Fourvière hill's Roman ruins or wander the network of
traboules- the ancient covered alleyways that
criss-cross the city centre. The scent of flowers and the
burble of the floodlit fountain bring an air of calm to the
city's grand main square, the
Browse designer wear and edible gifts. Browse
light-as-air silks and rich velvets in the historic weavers'
Croix Rousse. Or search out elegant French designers
along the sweep of
rue Emile Zola. Sumptuous mini-gateaux, gold-dusted
chocolates and delicate petit-fours make the chocolatier
Bernachon a must-see.
Nightlife and Entertainment
Choose from world-class ballet to all-night
Presqu'île comes alive after dark with jazz bars, and
classical performances at the modern
Opera de Lyon. Cross the Rhône for stylish Art Nouveau
bars in riverside
Brotteaux, or upbeat, friendly nightclubs.