To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Lyon, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby areas such as Lyon, Villeurbanne, and Miribel.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a unique vacation destination. Browse the interactive and traditional museums and exhibit spaces the Lyon History Museum and the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts. See one or two of the magical theater, dance and music shows at Guignol Theater and the Auditorium Maurice Ravel. There are a number of popular galleries to visit near here including the Musee d'Art Contemporain.
There are many picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Rest a while and spend some quality time outdoors in public parks such as the Tete d'Or Park.
If you love to shop, visit the various stores that are part of the Part Dieu Mall.
For a real taste of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. Make reservations for the Mercure Lyon La Part Dieu, the Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette, or the Hotel Athena.