Capital of the Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon is famous for its historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for good reason. Located between the Fourvière hill and the Saône river, Vieux Lyon is full of treasures. Its picturesque streets, Renaissance residences, cathedral, traboules and interior courtyards are sure to amaze walkers and architecture enthusiasts. If you're looking for the discovery of a unique and important city in France, Lyon is the perfect destination for your next journey!
Highly appreciated in general for its quality of life, the city of Lyon also offers a rich heritage, both from an architectural and cultural standpoint. The city is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, with the ancient sites of Fourvière Hill, the medieval and Renaissance part of the old city, among others.
You will be able to admire the town hall on the Place des Terreaux, the Théâtre des Célestins, the Tour Rose, the Palais Saint-Jean, the Bonaparte bridge, the Saint-Nizier church, the mullioned windows of the houses on the rise of the Great Coast. On the cultural side of things, you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization, the Museum of Civil Hospices, the Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts, the Institut Lumière and the Centre d'Histoire de la résistance et de la déportation. In addition, there are many festivals and similar activities throughout the year: Fête des lumières in December, Nuits de Fourvière with music, theatre and cinema in summer, or Quays of the Polar dedicated to crime literature in March.
It is impossible not to mention the gastronomic reputation of the city, home to famous chefs such as Bocuse or Blanc, its typical dishes offered in its many restaurants, as well as the presence of the Beaujolais and Côtes-du-Rhône hills, producing a perfect wine to delightfully accompany all Lyon's culinary specialities.
You'll be able to choose when to go to Lyon depending on whether or not you like warm or cold weather, but also depending on how you handle touristy crowds. You can visit the city pretty much throughout the whole year. However we would advise you not to choose the summer period if you want less tourists on the streets!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!