Paul Bocuse, the famous chef was born here and lived by the river. He once said : "When I travel, I always look for which side the Saône is on”.
Place Bellecour covers 6 hectares: it is one of the biggest squares in Europe and the third biggest square in France.
The local inhabitants call The Fourvière hill :"the hill that prays ", in opposition to the area of the Croix-Rousse called "the hill that works"
There are 8 chapels with paintings referring to Mary's life : from the Nativity to the Assumption.
Each year, the “Nuits de Fourvière” festival takes place in this theatre and is dedicated to the performing arts.
At 2PM the astronomical clock with its perpetual calendar activates a small world of clockwork figures
The Rue du Boeuf is one of the streets in France with the most Michelin-starred chefs, backing up Lyon’s classification as the world’s capital of gastronomy.
On this 800 m² fresco, 30 historical figures can be seen, representing people who marked the history of Lyon
The square is also known as “Place de l’Hôtel de Ville” (Town Hall Square), since the Town Hall has been situated there since the 17th century.
The origins of the Lyon Opera date back to 1756 when Jacques-Germain Soufflot, architect of the Panthéon in Paris, created the first Lyon Opera.
The street, one kilometre long similar to the avenue des Champs Elysées in Paris, attracts a large number of shops, boutiques and restaurants.
Click on image to enlarge. The start of the visit is on the Pont de la Guillotière, near the hotel. Enjoy your visit...
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