Where is Lyon? – Lyon Travel Hub


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Introducing Lyon

Where is Lyon, France? What is Lyon famous for? Lyon is located in Eastern France and, more precisely, in the Rhône-Alpes. Lyon is the capital city of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and one of the most beautiful French cities to visit.

Set between the rivers Saône and Rhône, the Gauls’ ancient capital is today one of the most attractive European cities from a cultural and gastronomic point of view.

Lyon is a great city for a cultural weekend and also for a gastronomic weekend. With more time available, there are lovely places to visit around Lyon on day trips.

Lyon - France

Lyon France in a Nutshell

Population: 513,275 (2015)

Department: Rhône

Region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, South-East France

Average temperatures (max /min): January – 6,4 C /0,3 C; April – 16,3 C / 6,3 C; July – 27,7 C / 16,6 C; October – 17,7 C / 9,3 C.

Main attractions: Vieux Lyon, Notre Dame de Fourbière, Musée des Confluences, Parc de la Tête d’Or.

Lyon Train Station: Lyon Part-Dieu and Lyon Perrache. Find the latest deals on train tickets

Lyon Airport: Lyon-Saint-Exupéry (LYS). Find the latest deals on flight tickets

How to get from Lyon Airport to Lyon

What to Do in Lyon

Lyon is a history and food lovers paradise. Admire her famous museums and galleries, Vieux Lyon’s hidden traboules, or simply wander the streets, and you’ll be in awe of the historic beauty of the city.

The Traboules, Lyon’s Hidden Gems

Lyon City Pass 1 to 4 days

Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Lyon Discovery Tour by Segway

Lyon Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Vieux Lyon Food Tour with a Local Guide

Lyon Sightseeing Cruise

Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip

Where to Stay in Lyon

The third-largest city by population and second-largest urban area in France, Lyon is a historical, industrial, and cultural city with national and international influence. Staying in the districts of Lyon, spread over 9 districts, some of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is to discover more than 2,000 years of history.

A Great Stop on your French Road Trip

Best Road Trips France

The beautiful city of Lyon is the starting point or one of the stops of some of our favorite French road trips. If you don’t have a car in France, click here for the best car rentals in Lyon and check out our best tips for renting a car in France.