Lyon is France’s third largest city, a culinary hot-spot and given it was founded more than 2,000 years ago, everywhere way you turn, you’re treated to fascinating glimpses into the past. Here is our list of the best things to do during your city break to Lyon.
Explore Lyon’s historical neighbourhoods
The whole city is essentially one enormous World Heritage Site, so prepare to have your mind blown by its architecture, Roman ruins and picture-perfect historical districts. Begin your exploration in the Presqu’île Quarter in the heart of Lyon, where the city’s two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, converge. Here you’ll find some of the best hotels in Lyon, grand boulevards, fantastic shopping, stylish wine bars and many a cosy café. Another historical neighbourhood not to be missed is Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), which is a must for its 19th century renaissance architecture, cobbled streets and narrow passageways lined with bistros just perfect for relaxed alfresco dining.