3 days to discover Lyon!

To visit Lyon and its higlights, like a gourmet or as a family, discover our suggestions for 3 days in Lyon, for all kind of requests and clients! 

Last updated date : 04/09/2020

Heritage tour of the city

 

 

DAY 1

MORNING: Fourvière and the Old Lyon

Starting at Fourvière Esplanade near the basilica, this tour will take you back through 2,000 years of history in Lyon, visiting the Roman theatres and the narrow Renaissance alleyways in Vieux-Lyon.

AFTERNOON: Presqu'île

A stroll in Presqu'île

Walk around the main squares and monuments in the city centre. The main trading arteries are ideal for a spot of shopping.

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon is sometimes referred to as "Le Petit Louvre" and is one of the most prestigious museums in France for the great variety of its collections, taking you from Antiquity to the 20th century.

 

DAY 2

MORNING: Halles Paul Bocuse (covered market)

Make the most of the morning's activity to discover the temple of gastronomy: cheeses, cold meats, wines, sweets and desserts will take you to the heart of Lyon's culinary tradition. 

Cité Internationale of Gastronomy

Wander through the rooms to discover the thousand and one facets of the gastronomic meal of the French and discover how nutrition and health are inseparable from gastronomy.

AFTERNOON: The Croix-Rousse district

Walk in the footsteps of Lyon's former silk workers (known as the Canuts), and scour the traboules in the Croix-Rousse district as you discover the history of silk in Lyon.

Designer shopping

The hub of innovation on the lower slopes of the Croix-Rousse district offers visitors a unique and trendy shopping experience.

 

DAY 3

MORNING: Tête d'or Park

Tête d’Or Park, created in 1857, is the heart and soul of Lyon. With its botanical garden, huge greenhouses, lake, zoo and rose garden, it is the ideal place for the locals to enjoy a Sunday walk.

AFTERNOON: The Confluence district

Discover the history of this former industrial district, which has since been turned into an eco-district and a district where ideas about the cities of the future are tried out by some of the greatest international architects (Jean Nouvel, Herzog and de Meuron, Christian de Portzamparc, etc.).

The Musée des Confluences (Museum of Mankind and Life)

In this futuristic building, travel back to the time of the dinosaurs, learn all about the different species, and go to the heart of human inventions and beliefs.

 

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3 days in Lyon - Heritage tour

 

Gourmet tour of the city

 

 

DAY 1

MORNING: Fourvière and the Old Lyon

Starting at Fourvière Esplanade near the basilica, this tour will take you back through 2,000 years of history in Lyon, visiting the Roman theatres and the narrow Renaissance alleyways in Vieux-Lyon.

Saint-Antoine food market

Wander through this outdoor food market located near the Saône river and meet cheese makers, market gardener, butchers and fish sellers.

AFTERNOON: Cité Internationale of Gastronomy

Wander through the rooms to discover the thousand and one facets of the gastronomic meal of the French and discover how nutrition and health are inseparable from gastronomy.

 

DAY 2

MORNING: Halles Paul Bocuse (covered market)

Make the most of the morning's activity to discover the temple of gastronomy: cheeses, cold meats, wines, sweets and desserts will take you to the heart of Lyon's culinary tradition. 

AFTERNOON: Cooking class

An ideal way to try out the great classics of French and Lyonnais cuisine, and delight the family and friends back home!

MUSCO

The Sève House opens the 1st Chocolate Museum in Lyon, a unique space offering Pastry and Chocolate Workshops, a Bean to bar manufacturing site and a discovery trail on the cocoa plantations.

 

DAY 3

MORNING: Food Tour    

(Re) discover Lyon in an original, friendly and greedy way! Dive into a unique gourmet experience combining Lyon's guided tour and exceptional tasting.

The Croix-Rousse district

Walk in the footsteps of Lyon's former silk workers (known as the Canuts), and scour the traboules in the Croix-Rousse district as you discover the history of silk in Lyon.

AFTERNOON: Wine tasting

Taste and review the regional wines! From Beaujolais (North of Lyon) to Côtes du Rhône (South of Lyon) and to the less famous Côteaux du Lyonnais.

 

Download the full program:
3 days in Lyon - Gastronomy

 

Family tour of the city

 

 

DAY 1

MORNING: Fourvière and the Old Lyon 

Starting at Fourvière Esplanade near the basilica, this tour will take you back through 2,000 years of history in Lyon, visiting the Roman theatres and the narrow Renaissance alleyways in Vieux-Lyon.

AFTERNOON: A fun museum

Museum Miniature and Cinema  

In the city where cinema was invented in the nineteenth century, the amazing Museum of Miniatures and Cinema exhibits collections of objects from film sets and fascinating miniature models.

Puppetry Museum         

This museum looks back at the history of puppets from around the world (Japan, INdonesia, India...), with its immersive and fun exhibition trail!

 

DAY 2

MORNING: A Gourmet Experience

Cité Internationale of Gastronomy

Wander through the rooms to discover the thousand and one facets of the gastronomic meal of the French and discover how nutrition and health are inseparable from gastronomy.

Cookery classes and tasting

Cookery workshops for the whole family offer an opportunity to get together and enjoy food.

AFTERNOON: Rivers and confluence

The Musée des Confluences (Museum of Mankind and Life)

In this futuristic building, travel back to the time of the dinosaurs, learn all about the different species, and go to the heart of human inventions and beliefs.

River cruise

See Lyon from the rivers Rhône and Saône, from the colourful façades of Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) to the amazing shapes of the Confluence district's contemporary architecture!

 

DAY 3

MORNING: Exploration and miniature

Mini World

At Mini-World, three worlds feature many amusing and amazing details, from the mountain to the countryside and the city of Lyon with its light shows. 

AFTERNOON: Park and Croix-Rousse hill

The Tête d’Or Park

Tête d’Or Park, created in 1857, is the heart and soul of Lyon. With its botanical garden, huge greenhouses, lake, zoo and rose garden, it is the ideal place for the locals to enjoy a Sunday walk.

Lyon City Tram, discover Croix-Rousse hill

This little red train climbs the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill for a one-hour discovery tour of the district where Lyon's silk workers once lived and worked.

 

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3 days in Lyon - As a family
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