Sightseeing route in Lyon

Lyon

【City description】

The city is located in the center of France and is the third biggest city in France. Soane river and Rhône river flow in the city and the old area is registered in UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, the city is famous for the gourmet city because there are many regional foods and there are regional specific restaurants named Bouchon. We can enjoy the light festival in the city between 12/6 and 12/8.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★★

【Time required】

 9 h

【Budget】

 22 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Bellecour Square

Place Bellcour

Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

There is a tourist information center.

If you arrive in Lyon by train, you get off at Part-Dieu station. To go to Bellecour Square,

①Take a subway of the line B and change the subway to the line A at Charpennes.

②Take a subway of the line B and change the subway to the line D at Saxe-Gambetta.

Subway map:

https://www.tcl.fr/sites/default/files/2019-11/PLF_Nov2019.pdf

※the site of the subway
https://www.tcl.fr/plans-du-reseau

★Take a subway of the line B and get off at Vieux Lyon. Then, take a funicular and get off at Fourivière.



②Notre Dame Basilic

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

Time required: 40 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 7 pm

Close: No

★Go to Roger Radisson St in front of the basilic for 5 minutes.



③Gallo Romain Theatre

Théâtre Gallo Romain

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

There is Roman Museum.

★Go through the theatre and turn right when you leave. Then, take a funicular at Minimes Théâtre Romains to go down the hill to Vieux Lyon station. When you arrive at Vieux Lyon station, turn left.



④Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 7 pm

Close: No

★Go to Saint-Jean St for 5 minutes. There are many restaurant and souvenirs shops because it’s the old area.



⑤Miniature and Cinema Museum

Musée Miniature et Cinéma

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 7 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 h 30 pm (until 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday)

Close: 1/1, 12/25

★Continue to walk on the street and open the door of 54 Saint-Jean Street.



⑥ Traboule

Time required: 10 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

It’s a passage specific in Lyon. It was used by the resistances during the Second World War for the escape. There are the passages in this are.

★Continue to go to the street and turn left at the first crossroad. Then, turn right at the dead end. It takes 5 minutes.



⑦Gadagne Museum

Musées Gadagne

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 8 euros

Opening hour: 11 am – 6 h 30 pm

Close: Monday, Tuesday

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right at the end. Then, turn left at a square. When you arrive at the train station, turn right. When you arrive at a bridge, turn left and pass another pedestrian bridge. When you pass the bridge, go to the back of the building in front of you. It takes 10 minutes.



⑧Fresco of famous people in Lyon

Fresque des Lyonnais

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Saint-Vincent St and turn left when you arrive at a bridge. It takes 5 minutes.



⑨Bartholdi Fountain (Terreaux Square)

Fontaine Bartholdi​​​​​​​

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

⑩Art Museum

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon​​​​​​​

Time required: 3 h / Admission fee: 7 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm

Close: Tuesday, national holidays

⑪City Hall

Hôtel de Ville de Lyon​​​​​​​

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Joseph Serlin St on the right of the city hall.



⑫Opera in Lyon

Opéra de Lyon​​​​​​​

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to République St and turn right at Cordeliers Square. Turn left to go to a pedestrian street. It takes 10 minutes.



⑬Mercière Street

Rue Mercière

There are many restaurants on the street.

★When you leave from the street, you arrive at a square.



⑭Jacobins Square

Place des Jacobins​​​​​​​

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Jean Fabre St.



⑮Célestins Theatre

Théâtre de Célestins

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Archers St in front of the theatre and turn right at the first crossroad. It takes 5 minutes.



【Goal】

Bellecour Square

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