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7th ArrondissementLyon

Learn about Lyon’s intriguing role in the French Resistance and enjoy entertainment in the form of rugby, soccer and music in this district’s iconic venues.

Youth and optimism flourish in Lyon’s 7th Arrondissement, where you’ll find a number of universities and schools beside leafy parks and cafés. A range of activities keep its young inhabitants and visitors busy, while relatively new shops and bars are creating an alternative subculture. Stroll along the riverside promenade and enjoy the picturesque setting.

Capturing the rejuvenated theme of the district is the Halle Tony Garnier, a former slaughterhouse converted into a concert hall. Attend an event in this iconic arena, where Coldplay, Phil Collins, Justin Timberlake and other famous artists have performed.

Continue on this youthful path at Université Lumière Lyon 2, which was established in 1835 and has several preserved historic buildings. Visit the exclusive 19th-century École Normale Superieure de Lyon that is considered among the best universities in the world.

Get a feel for the local passions by going to a Lyon OU rugby game at the Stade de Gerland, which seats more than 25,000 fans. You can also watch soccer at the enormous Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Learn about the city’s involvement in World War II at the fascinating Museum of the Resistance. The city was for some time the nucleus of Free France, before it was eventually occupied by German troops in 1942.

Note that the district was officially formed in 1912, having previously been part of the 3rd Arrondissement.

The quarter lies a little south of the city center of Lyon, along the eastern side of the Rhône River. Take the metro to Place Jean Jaurès or Debourg in the center of the district and get around by tram or on foot. Cross the river for the 2nd Arrondissement or head east for the 8th Arrondissement.

The 7th Arrondissement has a youthful exuberance, a bohemian charm and world-class venues for entertainment and sports.


Popular places to visit in 7th Arrondissement

Top things to do in 7th Arrondissement


Top Hotels in 7th Arrondissement

Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences
Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences
4 out of 5
70 avenue Leclerc, LYON CEDEX 07, Lyon, Rhone
The price is $96 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1

This family-friendly Lyon hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Confluence Museum and Stade Gerland. Textile Museum and Bellecour Square ...

4.1/5Very Good! (633 reviews)

"Room was noisy and gym wasn’t good. Wall were definitely not soundproof."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

Novotel Lyon Gerland Musée des Confluences
Meininger Hotel Lyon Centre Berthelot
Meininger Hotel Lyon Centre Berthelot
7 Rue Professeur Zimmermann, Lyon
The price is $55 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 19

Located in Lyon City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation, Halle Tony Garnier, and Jean Moulin ...

4.4/5Excellent! (51 reviews)

"Excellent"…"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2019

Meininger Hotel Lyon Centre Berthelot
Appartéo Lyon 7 Jean Jaurès
Appartéo Lyon 7 Jean Jaurès
5 rue Felix Brun, Lyon, Rhone
The price is $67 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21

Located in Lyon City Centre, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation, Halle Tony Garnier, and Confluence ...

3.6/5Good! (323 reviews)
Cozy and quiet area

"Very cozy. little old interior but still it's comfort to stay. Kitchen wares are exist but a bit old either. The service are depends on who serves. I liked the breakfast is included . It is suitable for a bussiness trip. The town is quiet and isolated from the main street but that's what i liked. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Appartéo Lyon 7 Jean Jaurès
Staycity Aparthotels Rue Garibaldi
Staycity Aparthotels Rue Garibaldi
3 out of 5
365 rue Garibaldi, (Entrance) 40 rue Camille Roy, Lyon
The price is $72 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 12

Located in Lyon City Centre, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation and Jean Moulin University. Part ...

4.3/5Excellent! (710 reviews)

"the property was as expected as we know staycity from other places, the car parking was definitely too small for our big car"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

Staycity Aparthotels Rue Garibaldi
Mama Shelter Lyon
Mama Shelter Lyon
2 out of 5
13 rue domer, Lyon
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

Located in Lyon City Centre, this residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Place Carnot, Bellecour Square, and Lyon Cathedral. Hôtel de Ville de Lyon and Museum of ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (211 reviews)

"I’ve stayed here 7 times in the past year! Love it So close to the train station"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Mama Shelter Lyon
Séjours & Affaires Saxe-Gambetta - Lyon
Séjours & Affaires Saxe-Gambetta - Lyon
34, Grande Rue de la Guillotière, Lyon, Rhone

Located in Lyon City Centre, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of Lyon II, Jean Moulin University, and Bellecour Square. Part Dieu Mall and ...

3.3/5 (56 reviews)
Convenient vibrant area easy metro links

"I liked the area and unusual shops. The apartment was the least expensive offered and was comfortable for a weekend"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Séjours & Affaires Saxe-Gambetta - Lyon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Other neighborhoods in Lyon

Stade Gerland

Gerland

3.5/5Good!(24 area reviews)

The coffeehouses and live music are just a few things visitors like about Gerland. Halle Tony Garnier and Stade Gerland are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Debourg Station or Stade de Gerland Station to get around the larger area.

Gerland
Confluence Museum

Perrache

Check out the jazz scene while you're in Perrache. Hop on the metro at Montrochet Tram Stop and Sainte-Blandine Tram Stop to see top sights like Confluence Museum and Lyon Confluence Shopping Center.

Perrache
quartier confluence

#architecture

Grand Lyon

Grand Lyon is a destination travelers like for its shopping, and you might hop aboard the metro at Montrochet Tram Stop or Sainte-Blandine Tram Stop to explore sights like Lyon Confluence Shopping Center.

Grand Lyon
quartier confluence

#architecture

La Confluence

Shopping and river views are some noteworthy features of La Confluence. Make a stop by Lyon Confluence Shopping Center while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Montrochet Tram Stop to get around town.

La Confluence
Confluence Museum

2nd Arrondissement

Travelers love 2nd Arrondissement for its popular shops, and you can see more of Lyon by jumping on the metro at Suchet Tram Stop or Sainte-Blandine Tram Stop. You might spend time checking out top sights like Bellecour Square and Confluence Museum.

2nd Arrondissement
Textile Museum

Lyon City Centre

Lyon City Centre is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Bellecour Square and Part Dieu Mall. See more of Lyon by jumping on the metro at Rue de l'Universite Tram Stop or Saint-André Tram Stop.

Lyon City Centre


7th Arrondissement

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