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  • Gourmet Food (1937)
  • Food (1224)
  • Shopping (1211)
  • Culture (781)
  • Old Town (702)
  • Architecture (662)
  • History (604)
  • Museums (441)
  • City Trip (435)
  • Sightseeing (423)

Lyon was highly rated for food by 81 guests from the United States!

Is Lyon the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

ian, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Very many restaurants, we had no bad meals, and some really excellent local specialities....try the pike quenelles.

Why do you recommend Lyon for food?

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

Hands down, Lyon is one of the true culinary capitals of the world. I especially recommend the Paul Bocuse restaurants; one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. However, don't forget also the chocolate shops and patisseries. Bernachon and Voisin are, of course, fine examples in this category.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Kath, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

go to the restaurants in the presqu'ile
Le bistrot de lyon is great value for money and has a 'salle mucha' upstairs for any art nouveau fans

What did you discover about the museums in Lyon that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Karl, Malta

16 days ago Report

We had a go at the Planetarium which is a tad off the beaten track in what seems to be a run down area. The feeling was that the Planetarium is being used to somewhat upgrade the area or that it is a remnant of a once thriving area. We went on a Saturday so the entrance was free. What we did not know was that despite in the Museum there where captions in English with almost every exhibit, the actual show was totally in French. No shows in English apparently. It is not worth the money and the trip if you do not go on a Saturday and do not understand French. Better opt for the Planetarium at Greenwich in that case.

What's so impressive about the cathedrals in Lyon?

Teresa, Australia

23 days ago Report

So beautiful inside and out and magnificent views of the city from outside. Worth the visit.

How can you enjoy the sights in Lyon while avoiding the crowds?

Karen, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

The city transport is very convenient. Using the well known carnet system you can travel anywhere around the city with ease. We also used the funicular to go up to Fourviere where the views were magnificent. Our favourite was the roman amphitheatre. Test the amazing acoustics if you dare!

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Lyon?

ian, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Walk around the centre, look up and admire the architecture....see modern additions contrasting with old from a boat trip.

Which spa or what treatment is worth pampering yourself with in Lyon?

wei, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

Most restaurant serves decent food at affordable prices. Esp Jeremy galvin restaurant its value for money for the quality of food. Throughly enjoyed my meal there.

Is there more to shopping in Lyon than just brand-name stores?

Mandy, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

The Old town at the foot of the Fourviere Hill is full of narrow alleys and streets which are abundant in interesting shops.
By Place bellecour there is Voisin Chocolate shop which is a very tasty institution.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Lyon.

anton, Malta

19 days ago Report

we liked walking along the river banks

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Lyon.

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

There is a huge amount of shopping to be done in Lyon from the small boutiques to larger shopping malls. Clothes, jewelry, and chocolate shops abound. There are also a lot of specialty hidden gems, such as a yarn shop for the knitters.

What is it in Lyon that makes history come to life?

Anonymous, Unknown location

25 days ago Report

Going across the city, you can experience the march of progress: from ancient Roman ruins to the modern Part Dieu shopping district.
  • Ancient Landmarks 59 endorsements
  • 2 answers

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Lyon.

Sandra, Canada

13 days ago Report

Hidden passageways, the Fourviere area, Roman ruins, Croix Rousse markets.
  • Stargazing 14 endorsements

How did you find the best spot for stargazing in Lyon?

Daw Ni Ni Aye
Daw Ni Ni Aye, Myanmar

10 days ago Report

In front of Plaza,There is One beautiful bridge.I was walking over the bridge at night,I saw many beautiful spots and stars at the sky.It is always remembrance for me.
  • Walking 195 endorsements

Why do people say Lyon can be seen best by foot?

Tina, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

On foot you simply see & notice more.
  • Beach 1 endorsement

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Lyon mean to you?

Edward, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

The Bouchons! Traditional Lyonnaise restaurants. Most aimed at tourists nowadays but still an interesting experience.
  • Fine Dining 210 endorsements

What makes fine dining in Lyon stand out?

Kristin, United States of America

21 days ago Report

The little restaurants called bouchons are especially Lyonnais. The proprietor oh our hotel recommended Restaurant Abel and we were not disappointed.
  • Old Town 702 endorsements

What were the best places for wandering in Lyon's old town?

Anonymous, Unknown location

1 day ago Report

Rue saint-jean
  • City Trip 435 endorsements

What makes Lyon one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Anonymous, Unknown location

11 days ago Report

Most buildings are already 500 years old. It is very interesting to see how modern day business, such as a sushi store, coin-op laundry, or barber shop fit in. City view is beautiful. food is fantastic.
  • Business 87 endorsements

How do you fit in some sightseeing when you're in Lyon on business?

David, United Kingdom

15 days ago Report

Lots of places are open in the evening

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