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TOP 1
Lyon Old Town
4.7/5
242 Reviews
Lyon
604m from downtown
Featured Neighbourhood
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"[Fun] We only linger in the world for a short time, and everything should be based on happiness. You are comfortable. You have no expectation of life, and life has no way to take you. [Cost-effective] Consumption is reasonable."

Reasons to Recommend: The Lyon Old Town is located on the right shore of Saone River, at the foothill of the Fourviere. There are still many old buildings from the 15th to 17th centuries. Many medieval, Renaissance and classical houses are connected to each other. The streets are paved with pebbles. Streetside boutiques, craft shops, restaurants, and cafes are avaliable. While you are shopping, don't forget to look up at the street buildings。 The houses are very beautiful, and you can see stone decorations carved in the windows. They all give a different charm to the old city of Lyon.

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TOP 2
Fourvière
4.7/5
153 Reviews
Lyon
1.1km from downtown
Mountain
suifeng2019
"We took the cable car up the hill and got off the cable car and found ourselves standing in front of the church. After visiting the church, we found a little garden like place overlooking the city below with coffee."

Reasons to Recommend: Fourviere is a symbol of Lyon, the cradle of Lyon and the birthplace of Lyon Christianity. The top of the mountain is the height of Lyon, overlooking the city of Lyon, and is a great place to enjoy the night view. On the hill there is Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, a Catholic Church built in the 19th century and in Baroque style. On the south side there is the Romanesque Arena and the Roman Gaul Museum.

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TOP 3
Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere
4.6/5
130 Reviews
Lyon
1km from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
suifeng2019
"The exterior is Roman and Byzantine, and it is located on a hill, and it is high above the ground, and it looks spectacular. The interior is large and gold, and the whole decoration is not too glories."

Reasons to Recommend: Though not nearly as old as most of France's famous churches, the Basilique de Fourviere can hang with the big boys when it comes to grandeur. The building was erected between 1872 and 1884 using private funds, and was meant to thank God for victory over socialists and in expiation of the sins of modern France. Sometimes called the “upside-down elephant,” the design of the massive, twisty, fortress-like building was influenced by oriental, symbolist and neo-classic influences. An observatory allows for a panoramic view of the city. Guided tours are available.

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TOP 4
Place Bellecour
4.5/5
138 Reviews
Lyon
875m from downtown
Square
suifeng2019
"The main body of the Bellecour Square is a large piece of red land. As the largest square in Europe, it is a bit empty at first glance. There is no lawn or green trees. Only a statue of Louis XIV stands at one corner of the square."

Reasons to Recommend: The largest pedestrian square in all of Europe, the vast Place Bellecour is often the site of rallies, demonstrations, concerts, and in the winter, an ice skating rink and a gargantuan Ferris wheel. Once upon a time, the site was an alluvial island, and the Roman military set up camp and market there. The swampy area slowly became a pasture, and in 1604, Henry IV forced Lyon's city council to acquire it for a public square – a court trial ensued, and the square didn't take shape until 1708, when Louis the XIV took ownership of it. He named it Place Louis-le-Grand and a bronze statue of him was placed in the middle. Half a century later, the French Revolution destroyed the royal statue and replaced it with an altar dedicated to liberty, as well as a guillotine. It was renamed Place Bonaparte, and later Place Napoleon. In 1825, however, a new statue of Louis XIV was reinstated in the plaza, which still remains.

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TOP 5
Lyon Cathedral
4.4/5
122 Reviews
Lyon
743m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
野枫印象
"Saint-Jean's Chief Cathedral is located on the Saône River in Lyon, France. It was built in 1170. The building combines medieval and Gothic styles. Because the Archbishop of Lyon enjoys the status of the chief archbishop, this church was named the chief cathedral. Here once witnessed the grand wedding of Henry IV and Queen Marie de' Medici."

Reasons to Recommend: Cathédrale Saint-Jean Baptiste is located on the banks of the Saône River. It was built in 1180 and lasted for three centuries. The church is very old and has a high status. It has a history of nearly a thousand years and is both Romance and Gothic. It is said that the Archbishop of Lyon enjoys the status of chief archbishop, so his cathedral is named after the chief cathedral. The ceremony of the coronation of Pope John XXII was held here. In 1600, Henry IV and Queen Maria hosted a grand wedding ceremony here.

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TOP 6
Place des Terreaux
4.5/5
117 Reviews
Lyon
412m from downtown
Fountain
Square
Statue/Sculpture
Chenhutamu
"Lyon’s City Hall is on the Fertile Place. There are not many tourists but many locals. Lyon is also the gastronomic capital of France. There are a lot of food choices near the square. It is also good to have a meal nearby at noon."

Reasons to Recommend: Place des Terreaux is a square in the heart of Lyon, France. The area where this square is located is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There is the famous Butler Fountain in the square. The fountain is named after its designer, the French sculptor Redrick Augustus Butlerdi. His most famous work is the Statue of Liberty.

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TOP 7
Ancient Theatre of Fourvière
4.5/5
93 Reviews
Lyon
1.3km from downtown
Historical Architecture
Historical Site
suifeng2019
"Although this theater is incompletely preserved, only about a quarter of the previous area remains, and it can still be used normally. We also saw some sound and light equipment at the scene. It must be very sensible to be able to enjoy a performance here."

Reasons to Recommend: As early as 43 BC, the ancient Romans built a luxurious theater in Lyon. In the second century AD, tens of thousands of seats were added to the theater space, showing the grand scene of the theater performance at that time. Later, archaeologists in Lyon studied several times and reconstructed the stage structure that could enhance the acoustic effect. The Ancient Theatre of Fourvière is a large and a small two-and-a-half amphitheatre. It is still well preserved. It is not only an unearthed cultural relic for tourists, but also performs performances such as concerts and operas from time to time.

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TOP 8
Lyon Museum of Fine Arts
4.7/5
73 Reviews
Lyon
384m from downtown
Art Museum
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"An ancient building is worth spending half a day to see. There are a lot of great collections, the layout is very good, you will not be confused when you walk, there is a beautiful small garden, you can rest there when you are tired."

Reasons to Recommend: Musee des Beaux-Arts is an art museum in Lyon, France.

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TOP 9
Musée des miniatures et décors du cinéma
4.4/5
55 Reviews
Lyon
682m from downtown
Museum
野枫印象
"The Miniature Film Art Museum in Lyon is located in the old streets of Lyon. It collects many classic film art styles, and displays some of the film scenes in miniature. The miniature scenes are very beautifully produced, which is amazing."
TOP 10
Parc de la Tete d'Or
4.5/5
104 Reviews
Lyon
2.1km from downtown
Botanical Garden
City Park
野枫印象
"The Golden Head Park is located in Lyon, France. It was opened in 1857 and covers an area of 117 hectares. It is a city park in Lyon and one of the largest and most beautiful parks in France. The origin of the name "Golden Head" is that a gold head of Jesus Christ was buried here. The park was designed by Denebler and Eugene Bühler, and is a veritable "Lung of Lyon"."

Reasons to Recommend: Jintou Park covers a large area, the famous city park in France. The park features a large botanical garden, a greenhouse with exotic plants and an amazing rose garden. There are many leisure facilities in the park, including boating and small train tours. There are seven entrances to the park, and the impressive one is the entrance to the "Children of the Rhone". The gate is very special and is open on the lake.

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TOP 11
Hotel de Ville
4.5/5
65 Reviews
Lyon
408m from downtown
Featured Neighbourhood
Historical Architecture
suifeng2019
"Lyon City Hall is located on the east side of the Loam Square. The exterior is decorated with Italian-style statues and domes. The interior is decorated in a baroque architectural style. Many gorgeous halls and corridors are open for public viewing and are worth seeing."
TOP 12
Fresque des Lyonnais
4.5/5
53 Reviews
Lyon
744m from downtown
Optical Illusion
Calvin在路上
"A particularly interesting sight in Lyon-Lyon murals. The most famous one is the Fresque des Lyonnaise wall of celebrity in Lyon. Every balcony on the seven-story building has celebrities, such as the inventor of the modern weaving machine, the poet, the Michelin three-star chef, the author of the "Little Prince", and the movie The inventors of the Lumière brothers, etc.-in this sense, Lyon is still the hometown of movies. The murals are very three-dimensional, and these celebrities seem to be alive in front of your eyes."
TOP 13
Le Mur Des Canuts
4.5/5
23 Reviews
Lyon
1.7km from downtown
Featured Neighbourhood
suifeng2019
"The mural was painted directly on a building. From the front, it is an ordinary 7-story residential building. The mystery can only be seen when you go around the back. When you come to the front, you can see the naked eye 3D effect, even the size of the characters is 1:1."
TOP 14
lnstitut Lumière
4.1/5
55 Reviews
Lyon
3.4km from downtown
Memorial Hall
Museum
justinwang1987
"The Lumiere Museum has exhibitions of many early filmmaking tools. It also introduces the life and deeds of Lumière, a great filmmaker. He can be regarded as a Frenchman who has made great contributions to human development."
TOP 15
Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization
4.3/5
53 Reviews
Lyon
1.3km from downtown
Museum
justinwang1987
"The Gallic-Roman Cultural Museum, France was conquered by the Roman Empire during the Gaul period, so there was a period of culture, which was a strong Roman style, that is, muscle sculptures and stitching patterns, which is quite interesting"
TOP 16
Rue du Boeuf
4.4/5
22 Reviews
Lyon
681m from downtown
Featured Neighbourhood
Chenhutamu
"Lyon is considered the gastronomic capital of France, and all kinds of French cuisine can be eaten here. Niujie can be regarded as the food center of the gourmet capital. There are various restaurants on both sides of the narrow street. You can try a few different things to subvert your view of French cuisine."

Reasons to Recommend: Niujie is located two blocks west of the court and has many exquisite old houses on both sides. If you want to admire a uniquely constructed building, you can choose to stroll here. Niujie is a famous food street in Lyon, as the world famous food capital. It is very lively and full of local atmosphere, so come to this must have a taste of the French.

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TOP 17
La Tour Rose
4.4/5
23 Reviews
Lyon
694m from downtown
Historical Architecture
Ancient Pagoda
suifeng2019
"The Rose Tower is located in a small courtyard in Niujie. At the foot of the Rose Tower, the atmosphere is a bit gloomy, and it looks like a place where a princess in a fairy tale is imprisoned. Only the second floor is allowed in the tower."
TOP 18
Nouvel Opera House
4.4/5
43 Reviews
Lyon
423m from downtown
Theatre
justinwang1987
"Lyon’s new opera house is a very beautiful building. As an opera house, listening to songs is of course its most important function, but there is an open-air bar at night on the top floor of the opera house, which is really attractive."
TOP 19
Church of Saint-Nizier
4.3/5
42 Reviews
Lyon
169m from downtown
Churches and Cathedrals
suifeng2019
"The church of St. Nizier is small in scale, but it is exquisite from the outside. Its original site was once a Roman temple in history. Although it looks small on the outside, it is still magnificent on the inside."
TOP 20
Theatres Romains de Fourviere
3.9/5
7 Reviews
Lyon
1.3km from downtown
Historical Site
135***48
"On the Fourvière Hill, there are two amphitheaters, one large and one small, built in the second century AD. It is surprisingly large in scale and can be used now. The effect is the same as that of a modern theater. It is often used for performances today."