Nuits Sonores festival

Lyon’s international electronic music festival. Les Nuits Sonores is an electronic music festival held every year in Lyon during the month of May.

Cool places to stay in Lyon

A new generation of hotels or youth hostels have sprung up in Lyon, inviting travellers to delve into a vintage and designer world.

The Transbordeur

The Transbordeur: music and pop culture since 1989 The Transbordeur, nicknamed “Transbo” is one of Lyons premier live music venues featuring the best contemporary international artists from the worlds of rock, hip hop, electronica and more.     Venue History The Transbordeur is housed in an old factory which was originally built as a water […]

Brasserie des Brotteaux

Sitting across the street from the equally majestic old train station of Brotteaux, the brasserie is one of the best examples of Art Nouveau in France.

The Periscope

The Periscope: music venue with a jazz and experimental focus. The Periscope has an innovative program of events and live music across many musical genres and offers an alternative to the typical concert venue.     The Periscope Venue History The Periscope was founded in 2007 at the initiative of two local musicians collectives (Grolektif […]

St Antoine Market

Slightly smaller during the week, the food market of St Antoine is reaching full capacity on weekends. This is one of Lyon’s most popular outdoor markets.

Biennale Internationale Design in Saint-Etienne

The Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017 invades the entire district, the streets, with participatory and inclusive events.   Olivier Peyricot has brought together a range of international talents and united them around the theme Working Promesse, to offer visitors a panorama of the shifting work paradigms, in particular on the Cité du design site, with […]

The Wallace

Among the growing trend of British and Irish style pubs to arrive in Lyon is the Wallace which opened in 2005. It’s a pretty big place (holds around 200 people) and there are four large TV screens to catch up with the latest sports action including football, rugby, golf, cricket, NFL, Formula 1 and cricket.

The Albion

  The Pub: The Albion is Lyon’s first English pub opening its doors in 1982 and paving the way for the new trend of Anglo Saxon style pubs to take root in Lyon over the last 30 years. The evening’s entertainment is centred around a good pint in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The walls […]

La Part-Dieu shopping mall celebrates christmas

Part Dieu shopping centre

La Part Dieu shopping centre is one of the most gigantic shopping centres in Europe nearby la Part Dieu train station.

List of the best food markets in Lyon, France

La Croix Rousse Market

La Croix Rousse market which is one of the busiest markets in Lyon lines the Boulevard de la Croix Rousse which is a part of Lyon’s UNESCO world heritage site.

November, the Month of Natural Wines in Lyon

La Vigne sous la Plume coordinates the 3rd edition of “Le Mois du Vin Naturel”, which brings together the major players of Natural Wine, in November, in Lyon and its surroundings.

Hard Rock Cafe Lyon

The international chain Hard Rock Café opened a new franchise restaurant in the center of Lyon in November 2016 and brings American-style food in the temple of French gastronomy.

 La Cave des Voyageurs: Lyon’s Oldest Wine Bar

The oldest wine bar of Lyon is located in the Vieux Lyon!     La Cave des Voyageurs was founded by Jean Markarian (aka “Jeannot”) in 1998 (the same year that Vieux Lyon was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its list of red and white wine includes Bourgogne, Beaujolais, Côtes-du-Rhône, Loire, Corbière, Cahors, […]

Institut Lumière

Institut Lumière is Lyon’s cinema museum and home of the inventors tof the Cinematograph in 1895.

Lyon City Tours

Lyon City Tours present two guided tours of Lyon. One aboard a double decker bus taking in the major sites of Lyon and the second is a small electric tram which takes visitors on a guided tour of La Croix Rousse.

Where to Eat Gluten-Free in Lyon ?

For those with coeliac disease or following a gluten-free diet, it can be hard finding somewhere to eat in Lyon. Here’s a list of 5 friendly places.

Visit Lyon on two wheels

Capture the classic spirit of life in France by riding around on a vintage 1960’s moped in true style. It’s the ultimate way to discover Lyon’s streets and neighbourhoods with the wind in your hair and without wearing your shoes out.