What to do in Lyon

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Lyon Attractions

Are you a fan of fine dining or shopping? Or maybe you prefer to make your way around a new city like a local. While staying in Lyon, it doesn't really matter what your preferences are — this happening metropolis offers all the experiences and attractions you could ever need.

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Free Things to Do in Lyon

Touring on a shoestring budget in Lyon? Spend time, not your paycheck, on great experiences.

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.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Lyon on a sunny day?
You won’t want to be locked up in your hotel room when you could be out having a ball on a Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide.
What to do in Lyon on a rainy day?
If it’s gray and drizzly out there, throw yourself into a Dine at Aux Trois Cochons Restaurant or a Dine at Chabert et Fils Restaurant.
What should I not miss in Lyon?
Don’t return home without crossing off the following superb sights:

  • Eurexpo Lyon
  • Bellecour Square
  • Hôtel de Ville de Lyon
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Are there cheap things to do in Lyon?
What can you do in Lyon for free?
Your trip to Lyon needn’t break the bank with free attractions like these to explore:

  • Eurexpo Lyon
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
  • Part Dieu Mall
  • Jean Moulin University

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