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Sustainable Tourism in Lyon

Last updated date : 07/06/2023

Because we firmly believe that it is possible to combine tourism, exploration and caring for our environment (and its residents!), our teams wanted to share with you their local tips for a stay with a positive impact in Lyon and its metropolitan area. Now it’s over to you!

Les Berges de Saone

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Passants Montée de la Grande Cote

I let myself get lost in less central parts of the city, looking for a bakery, a square, a library... 

Laetitia • Product Manager

I explore the traboules (hidden passageways) in the Croix-Rousse rather than in Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon).

Delphine • Tour Guide

La boutique Miss Madeleine © Miss Madeleine

I open the doors of small businesses and chat with their owners 

Eléonore • Promotion Officer

Paddle sur la Saône © Go Captain

I go paddle boarding on the Saône to the north of Lyon Thomas • Stay Adviser


Wine & Transat by Crozes-Hermitage © Yanis Ourabah

I go to little neighbourhood festivals. Florence • Management Assistant

Ile de la Table Ronde © Brice Robert

I go for walks in Lyon and the surrounding area whenever I get a chance 

Isabelle • Editorial Webmaster

Lecture du magazine ALL © Doriane Bousquet

 I read the magazine A la lyonnaise to live like a local

Virginie • Editorial Project Manager

Passants et cyclistes au Parc de la Tête d'Or

I walk or ride a bike, because the city’s not that big! 

Romain • Promotion and Press Assistant

La Meunière, bouchon lyonnais ©

I chat with restaurant owners to find out about their suggestions for places to visit

Marine • Sustainable Tourism Officer

Atelier de peinture sur soie lors de la Journée Visitez Lyon

I support small-scale creators! Why not reward local artisans for their work? 

Julie • Editorial Content Manager

I eat local, in a certified bouchon (an authentic local eatery in Lyon), for example 

Camille • Marketing Director

I do the rounds of producers at the market or Les Halles (indoor food market) 

Fatimazara • Stay Adviser

Yanis Ourabah

I try to visit Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) outside of peak times, early in the morning or at the end of the day

Mathilde • Promotion Director

I fill up my water bottle at a public water fountain or at a #refillyourbottle place

Cycliste sur les berges du Rhône

I hop on a bike to get a different view of the city 

Julie • Community Manager

Berges du Rhône avec enfants et cyclistes

I cross the Rhône, because there’s so much to discover! 

Delphine • Lyon City Card Manager