Visit Lyon with a professional guide and get the best experience of the destination
Lyon was founded under the Roman empire in the 1st century BC. It is the 3rd city of France with around 1 million inhabitants. Two main rivers cross the city : Saone and Rhone. The old town is part of Unesco World Heritage. Lyon is also famous for being the world capital of gastronomy.
Here you can find the best things to do in the city.
Fourvière hill and the Roman heritage
The symbol of Lyon is the basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière dominating the city from the top of the hill. As well as in Paris or Marseille this basilica was built in the 19th century using a byzantine architecture. It offers a magnificent view over the entire city.
Next to the basilica are the remains of the Roman city and its main building such as the theater. All this area is Unesco World Heritage.
Food tasting in Lyon
French gastronomy owes a lot to Lyon and its emblematic chef Paul Bocuse. Joining a local guide for a food tour is a perfect way to understand the city through its gastronomy. You will discover specialties such as Paté en croute, Quenelles or Tarte à la Praline.
The Old Lyon
The Old Lyon is listed on Unesco heritage. It is considered as the most real medieval neighborhood in France. It is buzzing with narrow streets and covered passages used to escape in the Middle Ages. The cathedral Saint-Jean in the center on the Old Lyon is the symbol of conflicts between Catholics and Protestants.
The silk in Lyon
In the 19th century Lyon based its wealth on silk. In the Croix Rousse neighborhood, silk is still processed the same way by the same families. Visit a silk workshop with a private guide to touch those incredible fabrics and purchase the best quality at the best price.
Lyon in the 19th century
The connection on the river Saone and the Rhone in Lyon creates a peninsula between the two rivers in the center on the city. The so called Presqu’ile shows a perfect model of imperial architecture with endless squares and massive avenues.
The Confluence Museum
A walk across the Presqu’Ile leads to the Confluence neighborhood. Its the modern and high-tech Lyon with sustainable constructions competing with each other. At the very end of the peninsula, the Museum Confluence shows a vision of mankind history.