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LA GRANDE TOUR (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 18 EUR/adult/1 day, 9 EUR/child/1-2 day, 21 EUR/adult/2 days


Ile Barbe - Saone River: April and September 14:30, 17:00, May-August, Monday-Saturday 14:00, 16:30, 17:30, Sunday 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

Confluence - Saone and Rhone River: April and September 15:30, May-August, Monday-Saturday 15:00, Sunday 14:30, 16:30

Stops: Place Bellecour - Pont Kitchener - Vieux Lyon - Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere - Cimetiere de Loyasse - Place des Terreaux - Square Jussieu - Pt Wilson / Childebert - Romain Rolland

Language: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese


CRUISE IN LYON (sightseeing by boat)

Tickets: 9 EUR/adult, 5,5 EUR/child


Ile Barbe - Saone River - April-September 14:30, 17:00, May-August, Monday-Saturday 14:00, 16:30, 17:00, Sunday 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

Confluence - Saone and Rhone River - April-September 15:30, May-August, Monday-Saturday 15:00, Sunday 14:30, 16:30



You can rent city bikes with a special card in all the strategic spots of Lyon.

Rates: 30 minutes free, 1 EUR/30-90 minutes, 2 EUR/every additional hour

Registration fee: 1 EUR


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Opening hours: 7:00-19:00

Tickets: free entrance to Basilica

Basilica (guided tours 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00): 2 EUR/person 

Treasury (guided tours 10:00, 12:30, 14:00, 17:30): 5 EUR/person

Getting there: Metro D - Vieux Lyon

Fourvière is one of the busiest sanctuaries and tourist sites in France. Fore more than a thousand years The Virgin Mary has been honoured here. The Basilica of Fourvière is a typical and outstanding example of the 19th century religious architecture. Guided tours explain the Basilica, its architecture and its decoration – often intensely symbolic. There is also the famous "visite insolite/mystery visit" ending high up on the roof!



Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-18:30, (guided tours 11:00, 15:30)

Tickets: 6 EUR/person

Getting there: Metro C - Croix-Rousse

La maison des canuts is a living museum that reveals the richness and quality of the Lyon silk industry. Join a guided tour and you will find out about : the invention of Jacquard with a weaving demonstration on a manual loom, the history of silk, the life of the « canuts » the weavers in the XIX th century and how the regional textile industry is evolving in the 21st century


ATELIER DE SOIERIE (silk painting workshop)

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00-12:00 and 14:00-19:00

Free entrance

Getting there: Metro A - Hotel de Ville

Lyon has been the city of silk since the 16th century. The visitors of the Atelier de Soierie discover the typical skills and crafts of the silkcreen process, also known as screen printing” or “à la lyonnaise”. The actual printing of silk textile, by squares, is the last step of a long series of delicate processes, carried out by hand, to transform an white piece of silk into a coloured pattern.



Opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday 14:00-19:00

Free admission

Getting there: Metro A - Hotel de Ville

Founded in 2001, The Designers’ Village is located in Lyon, France, on the slopes of the Croix Rousse, in Passage Thiaffait, a renovated, typical Lyonnaise walkway. The Designers’ Village forms links between professionals of the textile and fashion industry, and is facilitating the economic growth of young companies, acting as a springboard for them. The Village supports 10 resident companies that use a show room/workshop within the Passage Thiaffait for up to 23 months. Around 30 other companies of the Rhône Alpes region are also supported as ''members'' of the Village.



Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-18:30, Monday closed

Tickets: 6 EUR/person

Getting there: Metro D - Monplaisir-Lumiere

Since 1982, the Institut Lumière has had its home in the heart of Monplaisir, that historical area of Lyon where the Lumière brothers invented the Cinématographe and where, in 1895, they shot the first film in the history of the cinema : "Sortie d'Usine". Concurrently, a place of reminiscence and a film theater, the Institut is a genuine Living Museum of the Cinema. Films are screened, directors are invited, exhibitions are organized, young viewers are educated within these walls.



Show: 20:00

Tickets: 9 EUR/adult, 6 EUR/child

Getting there: Ligne D - Vieux-Lyon – Saint Jean

Theatre Le Guignol, in Vieux Lyon, is the small, atmospheric main venue for Lyon's unique Guignol puppet shows for children and adults. The comic, satirical stock characters represent the city's working people, supposedly rebellious and fond of drink. Guignol is authentic, and provides a good insight into what Lyon is all about. The adventures of the little shoemaker and his silk manufacturing friend Gnafron have fascinated people for more than 200 years, providing a hilarious and intelligent commentary on life behind the scenes in the city.


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Getting there: by bus or by car


HAMEAU DUBOEUF (winery, cellar)

Opening hours: April-October 9:00-19:00, November-March 10:00-18:00

Tickets (with wine tasting): April-October 16 EUR/person, November-March 13 EUR/person

Getting there: by car

Wine enthusiasts, history buffs and garden lovers will be charmed by the generosity and diversity of this exceptional estate. explore the wine park's 30000 square metres, with its 25 exhibition rooms and 50 or so activities that are constantly being renewed.

MEDIEVAL VILLAGES (old city, narrow streets, market)


Getting there: Train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Meximieux-Pérouges - 34 km, 35 minutes



Getting there: by bus or by car - 40 km, 50 minutes



Getting there: Train from Lyon Part-Dieu to Vienne - 30 km, 20-30 minutes


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