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Guide to Exploring around Lyon

Lyon Neighbourhoods

Lyon City Centre

Lyon City Centre is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Textile Museum and Bellecour Square. See more of Lyon by jumping on the metro at Rue de l'Universite Tram Stop or Saint-André Tram Stop.


Old Lyon

Visitors often come to Old Lyon for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Gallo-Roman Museum (Musee de la Civilization Gallo-Romaine). Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Vieux Lyon Station.

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La Presqu'ile

Spread over a narrow peninsula between the Rhône and Sâone rivers, Lyon’s commercial center draws in visitors with its luxury shops and cultural institutions.


5th Arrondissement

Explore this compelling city district, which encompasses Lyon’s most famous sites, including Fourvière hill and Vieux Lyon.

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3rd Arrondissement

Noted for its shopping and river views, there's plenty to explore in 3rd Arrondissement. Top attractions like Part Dieu Mall and Tour Part-Dieu are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Dauphine - Lacassagne Tram Stop or Sans Souci Station to see more of the city.


La Croix Rousse

Shopping, spas, and restaurants are just a few things travelers like about La Croix Rousse. Sights like Place de la Croix Rousse and Maison des Canuts are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Lyon area at Henon Station.