Celebrated as the gastronomic capital of the world, Lyon also vaunts diverse buildings, pretty cobbled streets and sparkling rivers.
From its ancient beginnings as the Roman capital of Gaul, through Italian-inspired Renaissance times to today’s modern skyscrapers, Lyon has much to offer any architecture buff. Explore the traboules (corridors) and courtyards of the UNESCO-recognised Old Town by foot and indulge in the ‘bouchons’ (old-fashioned bistros) on Presqu’ile peninsula, nestled between the Rhone and Saone rivers.
Perfect if you’re looking for:
- Beautiful architecture
- Café culture
- Culinary arts
Osprey Holidays top tips
For four days around Dec 8th each year, the ‘festival des lumières’ transforms the city into a wonderland of lights. Book early!
Get your tailor-made city break itinerary
Osprey Holidays can create a fabulous short break designed completely around your needs. We can arrange whatever you need, including:
- All travel and transfers on days of your choice
- Accommodation from our handpicked range of hotels, to suit your budget and requirements
Our award-winning team can provide expert advice and recommendations, from general questions to tiny details. Contact us now for your tailor-made itinerary.
- Important information
Population 484,344 Languages French Currency Euro Visa Information No visa required for EU citizens
- Average temperatures
(monthly highs °C)
- Distance from airports
Lyon Airport 28km
- Railway stations
Gare de Lyon-Perrache