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History buffs will enjoy exploring Lyon, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its museums, theaters, and cathedral. Top sights in the city include Lyon City Hall, Place des Terreaux, and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.
The city is well known for its museums and theaters, and cultural venues include Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, Lyon Opera, and Gallo-Roman Museum (Musee de la Civilization Gallo-Romaine). Families come for attractions such as Lyon Aquarium, Quai de Bondy Vaporetto Stop, and Quai Tilsit Vaporetto Stop. Its cathedral and historic sites are notable and landmarks include Place des Terreaux, Lyon Cathedral, and Bellecour Square.
In Lyon, there are 814 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
Other favorite sights in Lyon include Lyon City Hall, Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, and Tete d'Or Park. Outside the city, top places to visit include Temple d'Auguste et de Livie, 16.8 mi/27.1 km from the city center, and Theatre Antique, which is 16.9 mi (27.2 km) away.
With so many transportation options, seeing Lyon is easy. Take advantage of metro transit at Hotel de Ville - Louis Pradel Station, Croix Paquet Station, and Cordeliers Bourse Station. If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Lyon Saint Paul Station, Lyon Perrache Station, or Lyon Part-Dieu Station.