Photo by Bruno  

Updated, Aug 2023


Lyon is the third largest city of France. its history traces back to more than 2000 years. City is dotted with many attractions from medieval period, Roman period to Renaissance to the modern world. It established between the lands of Rhone and Saone rivers north of western Alps.

Getting In & Around

Getting in
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
20 km east. Rhônexpress: 15,20€* ~30 mins, 4:30- midnight, buy here. Ouibus with blablacar from 4€, book here. Taxi: 60€ approx

Gare de Lyon Part-Dieu
Central railway station. Connected by metro, Trams and buses, as well as Airport. serves across country with many lines and TGV. Restaurants and public facilities are available here. more information

Getting around

Public Transport
Transport system is easy to use and friendly. It is served by city buses, Trams, Metro, funicular and trains. It works very well. for more fare information click here

Tickets: single ticket 1.90€/ 2.20€ (in bus). 24 hrs ticket 6€, 48 hrs ticket 11.50 €, 72 hrs ticket 15.50€. 

Piazza Duomo

See & Do

Musée des Beaux Arts: 
museum | opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm (sat-mon, wed-thu), 10:30 am – 6 pm (fri), Closed: tuesdays, tickets: Adult: €8, Children: free, address: 20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon, Visit website  phone: +33 4 72 10 17 40

Musée des Confluences: 
museum | opening hours: 11 am to 7 pm (tue, wed, fri) to 10pm (thu), 11 am to 7 pm (sat-sun), Closed: mondays, 1st jan, 1st may, 25 dec. tickets: Adult: € 9, Adults after 5 pm: € 6, Youth 18-25: € 5, free for under 18, under 26 students, Lyon City Card, address: 86 Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon, Visit website  phone: +33 4 28 38 12 12, email: [email protected]

Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière: 
museum | tickets: Adult: €4/7, Reduced  €2.5/4.5

La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière: 
church | opening hours: 7 am to 7 pm, Gardens: 7 am to 9:30 pm (winters), to 11 pm (summers), tickets: Basilica entry: free, Rooftop tour: Adult: €10, Under 18: €5, Under 5: free, address: 8 Place de Fourvière, 69005 Lyon, Visit website  phone: +33 4 78 25 86 19

Fontaine Bartholdi: 
Fountain | opening hours: open area

Aquarium de Lyon: 
Aquarium | tickets: Adult: €15, Child: €6/11

Musée Cinéma et Miniature: 
museum | tickets: Adult: €9.50, Reduced  €6.50

Musée Gadagne: 
museum | tickets: Adult: €8, free for children

Lyon Cathedral:

Lyon Zoo:
zoo | free

Parc de la Tête d’Or: 
park | opening hours: open area

Place des Terreaux: 
Public square | opening hours: open area

Place Bellecour: 
Public square | opening hours: open area

Musée des Confluences. Photo by Kilyan Sockalingum on Unsplash


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