Lyon and its region

Experience the genuine French «art de vivre»

Découvrir Lyon et sa région

At the heart of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, between vineyards and mountains, Lyon is a city of culture, history and business. Located at the crossroads of Europe, it is the 2nd largest economic hub in France. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon is a remarkable city, known as the capital of French gastronomy and internationally recognised for its cultural events such as the Festival of Lights or its Contemporary Art Biennale.  

Its city centre is home to high-end boutiques
and traditional craft shops
where you're sure to find your heart's desire! 

Enjoy a meal in one of Lyon’s famous bouchons (traditional restaurants) or go all out and treat yourself to some fine dining, as this city boasts more Michelin-starred chefs than anywhere else. Let yourself be tempted by one of the region's famous wines such as Côtes du Rhône, Beaujolais or Bourgogne.

And with the nearest ski resorts only an hour and a half away, you can enjoy a trip to the mountains at any time of the year.  

Lyon and its region, the ideal place to experience the genuine 
French art de vivre!

Lyon et sa région

Tourist Tips 

To help you organise your stay, read our tourist tips for a stress-free trip:
getting around, where to stay, eat and visit!
Se déplacer à Lyon


Lyon is very well served by a public transport network that covers the entire urban area, not to mention the self-service bicycles, while the city centre can be easily explored on foot.

  • Public transport: click here
  • Bicycle: click here
  • On foot: click here
Se loger à Lyon


Lyon’s hotels have a capacity of over 18,000 rooms, including:

  • 5,300 in 4 and 5 star hotels
  • 5,410 in 3 star hotels
  • 5,123 in 1 and 2 star hotels

The leading hotel chains are in Lyon: Accor, Boscolo, Crowne Plaza, Marriott, Relais & Châteaux, Radisson Blu, Warwick, etc.

Se restaurer à Lyon


Whether you prefer traditional, avant-garde or gourmet cuisine, there is something for everyone! We suggest having a look at these two websites:

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Se divertir à Lyon


Visit the traboules (secret covered passageways), take an excursion on a barge, visit some museums, go to the opera, or enjoy a round of golf. Culture and sport are just a click away! See the guide from Lyon's Tourist Office.
Find out more here.