Lyon is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site through its diversity and its colors.
You will enjoy during your stay the original medieval city (Vieux Lyon) which was built on the west bank of the Saône at the foot of the Fourvière hill. Then, after crossing the Saône, you will arrive in the heart of Lyon, “Place Bellecour”.
After some further steps you will discover the river banks of the Rhone whose have just been redeveloped.
From here, you will see the “Tour Part-Dieu” (affectionately nicknamed "The Pencil").
Next to it, you will arrive to the park “De la Tête d'Or", one of Europe's largest urban parks with its beautiful rose garden and its free zoo recently upgraded with unusual animals. To the north, you must not forget to visit “Croix-Rousse”, "the hill that works", traditionally home to many small silk workshops, an industry for which the city was once renowned.
- You will appreciate many shows, prestigious museums, a dancing night life, the biennial of dance and contemporary art, the unique “Fête des Lumières” on the 8th of December.
- For several centuries Lyon has been known as the French capital of gastronomy, due in part to the presence of many of France's finest chefs in the city and its surroundings (Paul BOCUSE, Guy LASSAUAIE, Pierre ORSI…). Lyon is the home of very typical and traditional restaurants serving local dishes, and local wines:” The Bouchons”.
- Lyon can be proud of its great football club “Olympique Lyonnais”, its rugby “Lou” and basketball “Asvel” teams.
- Next to the “Place Bellecour”, you will enjoy two big shopping’s street: “Avenue Victor Hugo” and “Rue de la République” but nothing beats the huge shopping center “La Part Dieu” with its 260 shops for the pleasure of all.