1 - Pont de la Guillotière
The only bridge crossing the Rhône river for centuries and known as the Rhône bridge, it was destroyed during WWII and rebuilt after the war.
2 - Place Bellecour
The Place Bellecour (Bellecour square) covers 6 hectares: it is one of the biggest squares in Europe.
3 - Fourvière
The local inhabitants call the Fourvière hill "the hill that pray ", in opposition to the area of the Croix-Rousse called "the hill that works".
4 - Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière
There are 8 chapels with paintings referring to Virgin Mary's life, from the Nativity to the Assumption.
5 - Roman Theatre and Odéon
Each year, the “Nuits de Fourvière” festival takes place in this roman theatre and is dedicated to the performing arts.
6 - Saint-Jean Cathedral
At 2pm, the astronomical clock with its perpetual calendar activates a small world of clockwork figures.
7 - Rue du Bœuf
The Rue du Boeuf (Beef Street) is one of the best streets for restaurants in France, backing up Lyon’s title as the world’s capital of gastronomy.
8 - Fresque des Lyonnais (Mural Art)
On the 800 m² Lyonnais fresco, 30 historical figures can be seen representing people who influenced the city over the decades.
9 - Place des Terreaux
The Terreaux square is also known as the “Place de l’Hôtel de Ville” (Town Hall Square), since Lyon Town Hall has been situated there since the 17th century.
10 - Opéra de Lyon
The origins of Lyon’s Opera House dates back to 1756 when Jacques-Germain Soufflot, architect of the Grand Hôtel-Dieu, created the city’s first opera.
11 - Rue de la République
This one kilometer long street is similar to the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris, attracting a large number of shops and boutiques.
Click on image to enlarge. Your visit starts on the Guillotière bridge in front of the hotel. Enjoy your visit !