1 - Pont de la Guillotière
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”.
2 - Place Bellecour
Place Bellecour covers 6 hectares: it is one of the biggest squares in Europe and the third biggest square in France.
3 - Notre Dame de Fourvière
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"
4 - Intérieur de la Basilique
There are 8 chapels with paintings referring to Mary's life : from the Nativity to the Assumption.
5 - Théâtre Antique et Odéon
Each year, the “Nuits de Fourvière” festival takes place in this theatre and is dedicated to the performing arts.
6 - Cathédrale Saint Jean
At 2PM the astronomical clock with its perpetual calendar activates a small world of clockwork figures
7 - Rue du Bœuf
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.
8 - Fresque des Lyonnais
On this 800 m² fresco, 30 historical figures can be seen, representing people who marked the history of Lyon
9 - Place des Terreaux
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.
10 - Opéra de Lyon
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.
11 - Rue de la République
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...