Interaction 19
4-10 February 2019
Seattle, WA
United States

Lyon city guide

Views & Landscapes

With its sweeping vistas and majestic parks and trails, experience the landscape that earnt Lyon the title of France’s most beautiful city.


Dining Cruise - Lyon City Boat

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Departing from the quais du Rhône, this two and a half hour tour will take you past several IxDA venues including La Sucrière and Musée des Confluences before retreating north to take in the sights of the city and the mysterious Ile Barbe. Reservations required.

13Bis Quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon


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Seen by many as the centrepiece of the city, the magnificent basillica Notre Dame de Fourviere watches over the city from the hill named in its honour. You can admire the stunning Byzantine and Romanesque inspired designs of the church itself before marvelling over some of the best views of Lyon.

8 Place de Fourvière, 69005 Lyon



Rhone walks / Saone walks

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Lyon is defined by its rivers, both of which afford some magnificent walking trails. From a tour through the burgeoning district of Confluence to a modern trail past the recently reinvigorated banks of the Rhône, spending some time with the twin waterways of Lyon is always time well spent

Berges du Rhône


The Ile Barbe

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A charming escape from Lyon's metropolitan pace, the tiny Ile Barbe is a throwback to simpler times and the perfect place for theraputic wandering.

69009 Lyon


Place Bellecour

Architecture Views & Landscapes

Place Bellecour is the heart of the city. One of the largest open plazas in Europe, this enormous space plays host to innumeral events throughout the year.

Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyon


Gallo-Roman Museum

Culture Views & Landscapes

Lyon's began as the Roman trade hub Lugdunum, and a surprising amount of that ancient city remains. On top of Fourviere Hill lies an almost fully intact Roman ampitheatre and the contemporary Musée Roman, housing the best finds from the archeaological excavations.

17 Rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon


Halles Paul Bocuse

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A must see, with a history dating back to the 19th Century, this world famous market has been called "the belly of Lyon." Sample haute cuisine from over five dozen of Lyon's finest eateries.

102 Cours Lafayette, 69003



Jardin des Curiosités

Views & Landscapes

This small garden a local secret and offers some of the best views to be had in the city. From this viewpoint, the entirety of Lyon stretches below you, free from the tourist crowds of Fourviere and Croix Rousse, Highly recommended.

8 Place de l'Abbé Larue, 69005



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A minimalist spot with delicious tasting menus, Prairial is a solid choice for contemporary, vegetarian friendly dining.

11 Rue Chavanne, 69001


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