Five Festive Days in Lyon, France



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This is a fun five day festive trip, taking-in all the major tourist sights of Lyon, a few off-the-beaten-path points of interest, run-up to Christmas shopping locations and the not to be missed bars, bistros and restaurants of France’s gastronomic capital. Day One: Starting your trip from the centrally located Mercure Lyon Plaza Républic (a medium range hotel on the famous Rue de la Républic), day one includes visits to the cultural sights of the surrounding Presquîle, including the vast royal square Place Bellecour and further attractions located around Place des Terreaux. Day one is completed with a night at opera (Opéra National de Lyon) and drinks at the Opus bar, located at Place des Terreaux. Day Two: Day two begins with a relaxing walk around Lyon’s largest public park (Parc de la Tête d’Or), which includes a visit to Zoo Garden (Jardin Zoologique de la Tête d’Or), located on the park’s grounds. The park is followed by a dose of modern art from the nearby Institute d’Art Contemporain and Musée d’Art Contemporain. After all that art, a bit of fun and a light flutter can be had at the Casino Le Pharaon, before enjoying a walk along the banks of the Rhone River and dinner at L’Entrecote.Day Three:Through a maze of historic narrow streets known as the Traboules de la Croix-Rousse, the third day starts with a walk around Croix-Rousse. Sightseeing in the Croix-Rousse will include the Jarin Rosa Mir gardens, the Galerie Vrais Rêves and a trip to the theatre at Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse. All of this is of course accompanied by stop-offs at a few of Croix-Rousse’s famous cafés and restaurants. Day Four: Have your walking shoes on for day four when Fourviére hill is ascended and descended, with stop-offs at the immense and beautiful Basilique de Fourviére, the Gallo-Roman archaeological site (Amphithéâtre Gallo-Romain) and the neoclassic church Saint-Just. Back down the hill and we arrive at the attraction located on the historic Rue du Boeuf.Day Five: Just in time for Christmas - and before the end of the trip - a day of shopping in Part-Dieu will include visits to; Place du Maréchal Lyautey (a wonderful book market located next to the river), the Christmas market at Quai Général Sarrail and shopping at a variety of food markets including Place Guichard and Place Louis. Finishing the final day, the trip is concluded with dinner at one of Lyon’s famous restaurants, Boutique Pignol Printemps Gourmand. Bon appétit!

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Author: Emma Muldoon


Day 1 - Lyon


1

Mercure Lyon Plaza République

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Location:

5 rue Stella
69002 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7837 5050
fax: +33 4 7842 3334


2

Place Bellecour

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Location:

1 Place Bellecour
(Lyon Center exit)
69002 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7837 4452
fax: +33 4 7241 7295


3

Presqu'île

Location:

Rue Mercière
69002 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 6969 (Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 7842 0432 (Tourist Information)


4

Eglise Saint-Bonaventure

Location:

26 rue de la République
69002 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7837 8355


5

Place Louis Pradel

Location:

Place Louis Pradel
69001 Lyon, France


6

Place des Terreaux

Location:

1-25 Place des Terreaux
(Rue d'Algerie)
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 6969 (Tourist Information)


7

Café Leffe

Location:

1 Place des Terreaux
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 78 27 2707


8

Hôtel de Ville de Lyon

Location:

1 Place de la Comédie
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7210 3030
fax: +33 4 7210 3110


9

Brasserie 3 Rivières

Location:

2 Place des Terreaux
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7828 4220


10

Musée des Beaux-Arts

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Location:

20 place des Terreaux
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7210 1740
fax: +33 4 7828 1245


11

Opéra National de Lyon

Location:

Place de la Comédie 1
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7200 4700 / +33 8 2630 5325


12

Opus

Location:

7 Place des Terreaux
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7828 6371
fax: +33 4 7839 8934


Day 2 - Lyon


1

Parc de la Tête d'Or

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Location:

Boulevard des Belges
69006 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7889 0203


2

Jardin Zoologique de la Tête d'Or

Location:

Boulevard des Belges
69006 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7269 4760
fax: +33 4 7282 3509


4

Musée d'Art Contemporain

Location:

81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
Cité Internationale
69463 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7269 1717 / +33 4 7269 1718
fax: +33 4 7269 1700


5

Musée des Confluences

Location:

28 Boulevard des Belges
69006 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7269 0500
fax: +33 4 7894 6225


6

Casino Le Pharaon

Location:

70 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7817 5353
fax: +33 4 7817 5350


7

Rhône (Le)

Location:

Pont de la Guillotière
69007 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 6969 (Tourist Information)


8

Bar panoramique Sofitel

Location:

20 Quai du docteur-Gailleton
69002 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7241 2020
fax: +33 4 7240 0550


9

Q-Boat

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Location:

17 Quai Augagneur
69003 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7284 9898


10

Entrecôte (L')

Location:

10 rue de la République
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7828 1664


Day 3 - Lyon


1

Croix-Rousse

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Location:

Croix Rousse
69004 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 6969 (Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 7842 0432 (Tourist Information)


2

Café Chantecler

Location:

151 Boulevard de la Croix-Rousse
69004 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7828 1369


3

Saint Polycarpe

Location:

25 rue René Leynaud
69001 Lyon, France


5

Traboules de la Croix-Rousse

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Location:

9 Place Colbert
69001 Lyon, France


7

Brasserie des Ecoles (La)

Location:

27 Place de la Croix-Rousse
69004 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7828 1255


8

Galerie Vrais Rêves

Location:

6 rue Dumenge
69004 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7830 6542


9

Jardin Rosa Mir

Location:

83 Grande rue de la Croix Rousse
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 6969(Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 7842 0432 (Tourist Information)


10

Gros Caillou (Le)

Location:

Place Bellevue
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 6969 (Tourist Information)


11

Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

Location:

Place Joannès-Ambre
69317 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7207 4949
fax: +33 4 7207 4951


12

Maison Villemanzy (La)

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Location:

25 Montée St-Sébastien
69001 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7298 2121
fax: +33 4 7298 2122


Day 4 - Lyon


1

Traboules St-Jean

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Location:

rue St-Jean
69005 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 6969 (Information Touristique)


2

Fourvière

Location:

Place de Fourvière
69005 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7825 8619 / +33 4 7825 1301
fax: +33 4 7238 2835


3

Basilique de Fourvière

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Location:

Place de Fourvière
69005 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7825 1301 / +33 4 7825 8619 (Reservations)
fax: +33 4 7238 2835


4

Musée de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine

Location:

17 rue Cléberg
69005 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7238 8190


5

Amphithéâtre Gallo-Romain

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Location:

17 rue Cléberg
Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilisation
69005 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7238 8190


6

Saint-Just

Location:

21 rue des Farges
69005 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 6969 (Tourist information)


7

Tour Rose (La)

Location:

16 rue du Boeuf
69005 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7842 0432 (Tourist Information)


8

Le Cercle Verre

Location:

31 rue du Boeuf
69005 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7241 9577


9

Adrets (Les)

Location:

30 rue du Boeuf
69005 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7838 2430


Day 5 - Lyon


2

Place du Maréchal Lyautey

Location:

Place du Maréchal Lyautey
69006 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 7250(Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 7842 0432(Tourist Information)


3

Grand Café de Genève (Le)

Location:

10 Avenue du Maréchal de Saxe
69006 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7852 1896


4

Quai Général Sarrail

Location:

Quai Général Sarrail
69006 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 7250(Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 7842 0432(Tourist Information)


5

Quai Victor Augagneur

Location:

Quai Victor Augagneur
69003 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 7250(Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 7842 0432(Tourist Information)


6

Place Guichard

Location:

Place Guichard
69003 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 6969 (Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 7842 0432 (Tourist Information)


7

Place Saint Louis

Location:

rue Du Beguin
69007 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7277 7250(Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 7842 0432(Tourist Information)


8

Boutique Pignol Printemps Gourmand

Location:

42 rue de la république
4ème étage
69002 Lyon, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 7256 0362


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