Jul 31, 2017

Lyon City Guide


Discover the gastronomic heart of France, Lyon.

Find out about some of the best places to eat, enjoy, shop and play in this vibrant city.

Enjoy

Exclusively created for Scenic guests, Scenic Rouge features the can-can, and modern-day favourites including aerial acrobatics, comedians, magicians and more.

These performances are held under Scenic’s big top on the banks of the Rhône River. Guests enjoy the production from the comfort of intimate table seating where dessert canapés and digestifs will be served.

Eat

As the gastronomical capital of the world, you won’t go hungry in Lyon – except if you’re a vegetarian, perhaps (but there’s always cheese). Make a beeline for a bouchon – a traditional tavern – and tuck into duck pâté or juicy roast pork.

Try the cosy Café du Jura. For the fine diners, you’ll have Michelin-starred restaurants aplenty to choose from, such as Paul Bocuse’s Auberge du Pont de Collonges. And don’t forget a visit to Paul Bocuse’s famed indoor food market (you can also visit his culinary school out of the city), where you can feast on everything from cheese to shellfish.

Shop

If you’re in Lyon on a Sunday, you’re in luck: every Sunday morning, sculptors, jewellers, fashion designers, poets and musicians gather along the banks of the Saône to sell their wares.

You could pick up a beautiful silk scarf for next to nothing, or a gorgeous French painting. And don’t miss out on world-famous chocolatier Bernachon in the sixth arrondissement for handmade, melt-in-your-mouth treats.

Play

Cycle to the Botanical Gardens and Zoo, where you’ll find a rose garden and exotic animals.

Next, explore the cobblestone streets of Vieux Lyon (the old town), popping into boutiques and admiring centuries-old monuments and architecture. Finally, treat yourself to a well-earned glass of regional wine at L’Harmonie des Vins on Rue Neuve.