Lyon, Charbonnieres-les-Bains and Dardilly, are nearby suburbs which are also worth exploring.
To gain a deeper understanding of Lyon, head to one of its museums and theaters. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation, the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts and the Lyon History Museum. Go and see one or two of the spectacular theater, dance and music shows at the Halle Tony Garnier, Guignol Theater and theatre des Celestins.
If you are visiting with little ones, head to the Quai Tilsit Vaporetto Stop, the Confluence Vaporetto Stop and the Quai de Bondy Vaporetto Stop. Animals lovers will appreciate the incredible animal adventures at Lyon Aquarium in La Mulatiere.
There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. When Mother Nature beckons, visit the Tete d'Or Park, one of the places where families can enjoy a little slice of tranquility.
Visitors to Lyon will not want to miss out on the Place de la Croix Rousse, Place Carnot and Terreaux Square. See some places of worship such as the Notre Dame Basilica. Breathe in the atmosphere and get a deeper understanding of the role religion in Tassin-la-Demi-Lune.
Treat yourself to a new outfit, grab a bite to eat or just window shop at nearby shopping hotspots like the Lyon Confluence Shopping Center.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, consider staying at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Take your pick from the Hôtel Le Royal Lyon - MGallery Collection, the Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette, or the Campanile Lyon Centre-Berges du Rhône.