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For those seeking to spend a romantic time in Lyon, this guide provides a range of different suggestions which I hope will suit you! Have a great time exploring the city together!

Good for
  • Couples
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Parc de la Tete d'Or

Zoos, Golf Courses, Equestrian Trails, Parks

Vieux Lyon

Historic Walking Areas

Croix-Rousse

Neighbourhoods

Rue de la Republique

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

Art Museums

The Presqu'ile

Neighbourhoods

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Architectural Buildings

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Shopping Malls

margaux_tripadv's City Tips

  • For those who prefer public transportation, the bus and metro are very easy to access. A bus ticket is inexpensive, and valid for one hour.
  • Lyon is such a great city to cycle! Don't hesitate to rent a bicycle, they are easy to find, and an excellent way to enjoy the views.
  • Lyon is a city of two rivers: the Rhone and the Saone. This means lots of picturesque places to walk or cycle!
  • Parc de la Tete d'Or
    Zoos, Golf Courses, Equestrian Trails, Parks
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    margaux_tripadv Says:

    For nature lovers, this park is amazing! Perfect for a romantic walk or a bicycle ride.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can rent a boat for an hour or so and enjoy the lake in the middle of the park. It's beautiful, and great fun!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 20 Nature & Parks in Lyon
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great place to spend a day 08/11/2018
    • Delightful 08/11/2018
    • Parc de la Tete d'Or
    Address:
    Place General Leclerc
    69006, Lyon
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 72 10 30 30
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Vieux Lyon
    Historic Walking Areas
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    margaux_tripadv Says:

    Go on a romantic walk in the oldest part of the town, built in the Renaissance style. This is also a great place to have a drink, coffee, or meal outside.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget to visit the "traboule" passageways, something unique to Lyon.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 205 things to do in Lyon
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely part of Lyon 14/11/2018
    • the medieval old town is a few hundred metres from the autoroute soleil 13/11/2018
    • Vieux Lyon
    Phone:
    +33 6 08 76 94 34
    Other:
  • Croix-Rousse
    Neighbourhoods
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    margaux_tripadv Says:

    Croix-Rousse is a great area for a romantic walk and lunch. Definitely explore the high street, and visit the local market that is held every morning, the largest market being on Tuesday mornings.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Have a coffee by "L'Esplanade," very famous for the view.
    • Go to see the Paroisse Catholique de Saint Bruno, a Baroque church that is gorgeous inside.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 205 things to do in Lyon
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bohemian vibe, wonderful shops - very much worth checking out 22/10/2018
    • Great views! 03/10/2018
    • Croix-Rousse
    Phone:
    +33 6 14 42 84 41
    Other:
  • Rue de la Republique
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    margaux_tripadv Says:

    For couples who wish to do a bit of shopping, this high street is perfect! It is right in the center, and if you wish to go for dinner or lunch while you're here, ask a local for directions to Rue Merciere, which is full of typical restaurants and bistros.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Avoid Saturday afternoons, when it's very crowded.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 205 things to do in Lyon
    • Main shopping artery 14/10/2018
    • Fabulous 18/09/2018
    • Rue de la Republique
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
    Art Museums
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    margaux_tripadv Says:

    The Musee des Beaux-Arts is a large, beautiful museum housed in an old convent. In its halls, you can examine ancient objects and masterpiece paintings and sculptures, spanning a broad time period from ancient Egypt to the modern day.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you'd like to visit the museum, tickets can be bought online, and there are frequent special offers.
    • Free access to the gardens — ideal for a romantic picnic!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 205 things to do in Lyon
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fine art museum 13/11/2018
    • Beautiful Entrance to Beautiful Museum 11/11/2018
    • Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
    Address:
    20 Place des Terreaux
    69001, Lyon
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 72 10 17 40
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Wed - Thu
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Fri
    10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sat - Mon
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • The Presqu'ile
    Neighbourhoods
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    margaux_tripadv Says:

    The Presqu'ile, literally meaning 'almost an island,' is a neighborhood that sits between two rivers. It is a very romantic and unusual place in the city! This area is perfect for going on a walk, and boasts myriad lovely restaurants and cafes — very quiet and peaceful. Here you will find the beautiful Place Bellecour, the Musee des Beaux-Arts, and the Lyon Opera too.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The area is beautifully lit up at night — lovely for a romantic evening stroll.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 205 things to do in Lyon
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Jam packed 14/10/2018
    • Great fountain 17/08/2018
    • The Presqu'ile
    Other:
  • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Architectural Buildings
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    margaux_tripadv Says:

    This gorgeous basilica set on a hill is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most famous places in the city. After the climb up, you will find beautiful gardens and a sweeping view!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take the "feniculaire" up from the Saint Jean station.
    • The basilica is open for visits daily, from 8am to 6:45pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 205 things to do in Lyon
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The interior is masterpiece 14/11/2018
    • Beautiful views & magnificent cathedral 13/11/2018
    • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
    Address:
    8 Place de Fourviere
    69005, Lyon
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 78 25 13 01
    Other:
  • Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
    Shopping Malls
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    margaux_tripadv Says:

    This is an amazing market where you can have lunch or shop for products for a nice dinner — quite pricey, but the food is amazing. It's perfect for couples interested in the local gastronomy!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The market is open from 7am to 10:30pm Monday through Saturday, and 7am to 4:30pm on Sundays and holidays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 205 things to do in Lyon
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing selection and ambience 06/11/2018
    • Brilliant 28/10/2018
    • Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
    Address:
    102 cours la Fayette
    69003, Lyon
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 78 60 32 82
    Hours:
    Sun
    7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Tue - Sat
    7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Other:
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