Lyon, situated on the south east of France is the third city by its population in France. Renowned for its history, food and culture, Lyon offers fascinating museums and galleries, remarkable architecture from every century, vibrant nightlife, amazing shopping and a large choice of restaurants and bars from fancy to affordable.
With over 2 000 years of history, Lyon is an architectural treasure: a part of its city centre has been listed UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998, making it the second most important Renaissance site in Europe after Venice.
Located between two rivers and two hills, Lyon, divided in 9 boroughs and numerous districts offer a wide range of different atmospheres:
It is also the 2nd cultural and artistic city in France. The city is full of museums and vibrates every year thanks to over 21 000 events including:
With its historical and cultural richness, Lyon benefits from all the advantages of a metropolis, but remains an affordable human sized city to live in.
Lyon is, above all, famous for its gastronomy: it has been named “The Gastronomic Capital of the World” since 1935! The city has 20 Michelin star restaurants, including the Paul Bocuse restaurant, as well as many traditional eating houses called “Bouchons Lyonnais”.
A STOP ON THE WAY TO YOUR VACATION. From its 9 districts, through the entire city of Lyon, from the metropolis to the government, mayors, ministers, public services and politics support the EuroGames 2025 bid and will actively contribute to its success.
From Saint-Exupéry International Airport, the tram service connects Lyon city center in less than 30 minutes.
Two main train stations are located in the city center and the TGV train put Lyon in the heart of Europe.
If you would prefer to drive to Lyon. a vast road network of over 1000 km connects Lyon to all major French and European cities.
The city is very affordable compared to other major European capitals and is easy to access from one point to another with its human scale.
Lyon is well served by a network of public transportation that covers the entire city. If you choose to drive by car, there are many car parks in and around Lyon. Also, while in the city, there are various types of transport such as buses, metro, taxis, rental cars and bicycles.
Greater Lyon has a bike rental service with over 5000 bikes available across 425 bicycle stations. Hop on or off whenever you want and feel the wind in your hair with Vélo’v—the best and very cheap way to get about and explore Lyon for anyone who does not own a bike or has left theirs at home!
#1daypass is 4€
Buses, underground, taxis, bicycles, Cyclopolitain pedicabs or boats… But also cars and minivan rentals, with or without drivers!
#2dayspublictransport is 12€
From hotels to furnished apartments, campsites, bed and breakfasts, hostels and hotel complexes, Lyon offers more than enough diversity to match your expectations, style and budget.
+19 000 rooms and +3800 hotel residence
Do you have a disability?
To ensure you enjoy a warm welcome, the city of Lyon and its tourist infrastructures are equipped to make it easier for you to travel around the city and explore its tourist attractions.