The alluring city of Lyon in eastern France is home to the majestic Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, perched high above the city on Fourvière Hill. A funicular will take you to the top of the hill, where you can enjoy sweeping panoramas of the city before exploring the sumptuous interior of this magnificent church.

    When it comes to fine arts, Lyon's Musée des Beaux-Arts is considered second only to Paris's Louvre. Housed in the 17th-century Palais Saint-Pierre, the museum showcases one of Europe's largest collections of artwork. Other noteworthy museums include the Textile Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts.

    What to see & do in Lyon

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    Things to do in Lyon include postmodern shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities or a simple walk through the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region that boasts 2,000 years of history. You can head for Trois Gaules to visit an ancient Roman amphitheatre or visit the Presqu'ile peninsula's Confluence district, where you'll find pavement cafes, boutique shopping and all manner of refined entertainment. In the Vieux-Lyon District, you'll see... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Lyon

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Lyon

      Shopping in Lyon varies from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, with plenty of treasures to be found. The city's many specialities, from pralines to silks to charcuterie meats, Lyon doesn't struggle when it comes to ideas for souvenirs to take home – or the shops in which to find them. Whether you prefer to shop or to wander through the streets of the...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Lyon

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Lyon

      The best things to do after dinner in Lyon range from watching an opera to drinking and dancing. Ask most visitors to Lyon how they plan to spend their evening and you’re likely to get a similar answer. Dining out in one of its famous bouchons, restaurants specialising in traditional Lyonnais cuisine, is a widely documented must-do when in...

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