The former capital of the Gauls, of silk and of printing, has nowadays become one of the major cities in France and in Europe, in economic, gastronomic and cultural terms.    

Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has a symbolic museum, at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers. It is an invitation to stop and discover a multifaceted museum, which as become one of the most visited in France.   

Lyon, city of Lights, will surprise you with its numerous painted walls, such as the famous Lyonnais fresco. You will also discover the markets where the notorious top chefs of Lyon buy their products.   

Enjoy a green city which has regained its rivers banks, a city where pedestrians, cyclists and tramways share the space freed up by cars.


Between Bellecour and Cordeliers, you will find all the luxury brands. Go strolling around the «Place du Théâtre des Célestins » and the « Place des Jacobins »

The « Rue de Brest » and « Rue du Président Edouard Herriot » are busy shopping streets. And « Rue Mercière » and « Rue des Marronniers » are very lively and offer many restaurants. 

Going from « Rue Victor Hugo » to « Rue de la République », you will find most of the franchised shops and you will be able to cross the « Presqu’Île » from the South (Perrache) to the North (Terreaux). 

The Confluence shopping center offers a rather unusual shopping experience. Its architectural design is open to the outside and it is very pleasant with brands and concepts that are unique in Lyon. It combines shopping and recreational activities with a climbing wall, a cinema and a beautiful summer terrace.


« Bouchons lyonnais » or gastronomic « Grandes Tables », « brasseries » restaurants, lounge bars or restaurants with international food, you have a choice! Lyon is the capital of gastronomy, inherited from the famous « Mères Lyonnaises ». 

Lyon owes its reputation to these « Mères », such as « Mère Vittet » or « Mère Brazier ». They were the ones who first offered elaborate cuisine to the public and who trained today’s Chefs. 

Come and discover Lyon’s cured meat, black pudding with apple, « quenelles »… 


From the Gallo-Roman civilisation to the adventure of silk and textiles, from Guignol to the puppets of the world, from printing or the invention of the cinematograph to the history of the Resistance, from the Fine Arts to the Decorative Arts, discover the history and heritage of Lyon.