A gentle way of life
A city intersected by two waterways – in this case the Rhône and Saône – naturally develops a particular appeal linked to its river banks and wharfs, the opportunity to enjoy pleasant strolls and river cruises, and to daydream on the terraces of restaurants and cafés…The relaxing appeal of easy living.
This city, which dates back to the year 43 BC, naturally boasts a heritage that its inhabitants are proud of, and which they showcase by keeping it alive. Les Nuits de Fourvière music festival in the city's ancient theatres, and the restaurants, bookshops, art galleries, flea markets and antique fairs in Vieux-Lyon, represent but a few examples. As most of you probably already know, the locals also love their food and encourage a certain art of living, in which the pleasures of taking a leisurely stroll, shopping and enjoying culture are only the tip of the iceberg! It's also very easy to escape from city life here, by enjoying the numerous activities on offer in the city's parks and gardens, or further afield, in the Beaujolais countryside or Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.
So, are you ready to discover Lyon?