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Things to do in Lyon

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Pour les animaux et la course a pied If you want to enjoy a zoo or for runners ”
  • 765 locals recommend
Museum
“ Si vous n'êtes pas fans d'art, entrez au moins dans la très jolie cour, reposante (gratuit) / Museum of Arts - if you're not a fan, at least enter (for free) the nice and quite courtyard”
  • 262 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The mediaeval quarter and its courtyards, galleries and "traboules" - or passageways - linking the old streets.”
  • 332 locals recommend
Church
“Very nice view over the city Go with the funicular from Vieux Lyon metro station and walk downhill through Roman theatres and Montée du Gourguillon”
  • 305 locals recommend
Science Museum
“A personal favorite. The newest Lyon museum has changing temporary exhibitions covering both ethnology and natural history. The location is right at the meeting point of the Saone and Rhone rivers. Family-friendly with lots to see on any given day. Do not miss going to the terrasse on the top floor. Easily accessible by bicycle or public transport (Tram T1 stop). Closed on Mondays, open late on Thursdays.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Plaza
“walk 650m to saint jsut station,take F1,then transder to F2 to fourviere,it's nearby.at night,the sight is sympatic.”
  • 282 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“ Ce centre commercial réunit restaurants, salles de cinéma, hypermarché, boutiques et grandes enseignes. 267 boutiques. This mall gathers restaurants, cinemas, supermarket, shops and major retailers.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Plaza
“Place de légende, office du tourisme, transports, vue imprenable sur fourviere Tourism officee, main square of the city”
  • 156 locals recommend
Science Museum
“With a unique architecture of a crystal cloud, the museum offers very interesting expos on history, science and art”
  • 122 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Centre Commercial en plein air - Restaurants - Apple store - Hollister - G star - Zara ...”
  • 110 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Easy access by boat / metro + tram / or by the enjoyable riverside walk (count 20 minutes on foot / 10 minutes on bike)”
  • 104 locals recommend
Museum
“Nice to have an idea of the french way life with all these miniature scene. The cinema part could impress younger children, be carefull.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Collections temporaires de qualité, collections permanentes de niveau international”
  • 82 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Marché couvert aux produits exceptionnelles à ramener pour cuisiner ! Covered market with outstanding products to bring back and cook ! ”
  • 150 locals recommend
History Museum
“Very interesting musée, on the local arts and crafts of Lyon. You will see masterpieces of architecture, clothes, instruments and many more. There's a rooftop bar too ;)”
  • 105 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This is the biggest Brasserie in Europe. The place is incredible. They brew their own beer. Noisy and lively! Prefect with kids. And if it is your birthday, please tell them! You’ll certainly be surprise. ”
  • 124 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Marché couvert aux produits exceptionnelles à ramener pour cuisiner ! Covered market with outstanding products to bring back and cook ! ”
  • 150 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This is the biggest Brasserie in Europe. The place is incredible. They brew their own beer. Noisy and lively! Prefect with kids. And if it is your birthday, please tell them! You’ll certainly be surprise. ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Bistro
“A really cool cooperative bar with a big terrace, cool people, and affordable drinks !”
  • 71 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Grand bar, night club, restaurant, fast food qui touche le métro de Gerland”
  • 60 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Le cadre est top et la terrasse plutôt sympa ! Musique généraliste. // The setting is top and the terrace rather nice! General music.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“une autre des péniches au bord du Rhône, des concerts certains soirs + danse les autres soirs / a bar on a barge on the Rhône, concerts on some evenings and dancing ”
  • 57 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“One of the five brasseries Paul Bocuse (famous french chef) located in the elegant Brotteaux station (historical monument). 12:00 to 2:00 pm 7:30 pm. to 11:00 pm.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“French cuisine, revisited the Asian way. One of the best price/quality ratio, 18€ menu for lunch and more expensive for dinner. You need to call in advance to book it.”
  • 45 locals recommend

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