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”.

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2 - Place Bellecour

Place Bellecour covers 6 hectares: it is one of the biggest squares in Europe and the third biggest square in France.

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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"

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4 - Intérieur de la Basilique

There are 8 chapels with paintings referring to Mary's life : from the Nativity to the Assumption.

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5 - Théâtre Antique et Odéon

Each year, the “Nuits de Fourvière” festival takes place in this theatre and is dedicated to the performing arts.

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6 - Cathédrale Saint Jean

At 2PM the astronomical clock with its perpetual calendar activates a small world of clockwork figures

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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.

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8 - Fresque des Lyonnais

On this 800 m² fresco, 30 historical figures can be seen, representing people who marked the history of Lyon

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Click on image to enlarge. The start of the visit is on the Pont de la Guillotière, near the hotel. Enjoy your visit...

InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

Tél : +33 (0) 4 26 99 23 23

20 Quai Jules Courmont

69002 Lyon