Things to do in Lyon

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Lyon Attractions

Whether you'd prefer to shop up a storm or educate yourself on local history, there's a ton of fun things to do in Lyon. This city boasts a range of exciting attractions that'll keep your itinerary full and you on the move. No matter your interests, this place has something special in store for you.

Discover the best sights in Lyon with some popular tours & day trips, or get through our list of fun activities in Lyon. We have free cancellation and no added fees, so you can relax and channel all your energy into planning the perfect vacation.

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Musée d'Art Religieux - Approach the friendly staff or curator and learn more about the special collections exhibited at this museum.

Fresque des Lyonnais - This is an ideal place to get your culture fix and learn all about the buzzing local arts scene.

University of Lyon II - Architecture buffs will no doubt enjoy admiring the impressive modern design of this local landmark.

Medieval & Renaissance Architecture - Roam around this historic site and uncover a couple of secrets from times past.

Place des Jacobins - Mingle with some local people and seek out the true character and energy of this unique place.

Gros Caillou - If you're eager to check out a few of the more important or interesting places in the community, start here.

Eglise Saint Nizier - Do some quiet contemplation and discover a few things about this site's spiritual importance.

Le Jardin Des Chartreux - If you're into digging around the garden, this attraction will fascinate your green thumb.

Things to Do in Lyon with Kids

Lyon is a great destination for a family getaway. Bring the kids along and enjoy these popular family friendly experiences together:


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