Located on the right bank of the River Saône
, Lyon's 5th Arrondissement
is the city's central tourist attracting Arrondissment
, so you can expect to find plenty of things to do in and around the area. The 5th Arrondissement
includes UNESCO accredited (World Heritage) Vieux Lyon
( St-Paul, St-Jean, St-Georges
There's so much to see and do in the 5th Arrondissement
, picking the top ten is no easy task, but starting at the top of Fourvière hill
, Basilique de Fourvière
is arguably the number one attraction in the area. Here you can visit the Crypte de Fourvière
(a church within a church) and also view the whole of Lyon from a superb view point on the Esplanade de Fourvière
Moving down the hill into World Heritage Vieux Lyon
(Old Lyon), visitors can experience one of France's most prized Renaissance districts; characterised by the famous Traboules St-Jean
and the flamboyantly romantic architecture of the Renaissance period. And to get the complete low-down on Old Lyon, visitors can take an MP3 guided tour, available from the Office du Tourisme.
While the whole of Old Lyon is historic and wonderful for wandering around, there are a few special building you won't want to miss, including; La Tour Rose, Musée Historique de Lyon
building) and Maison des Avocates
. And while you're in the area, two top markets (noted for produce, products and generally great ambiance) are well worth visiting: Marche de la Creation
and Marche Aux Livres
The 5th Arrondissement
is served by Metro Line D and Funicular lines 1 and 2.
Place de Fourvière
8 Place de Fourvière
Basilique de Fourvière
Place de Fourvière
Panoramic Views of the Croix-Rousse... read more
The romance of the Renaissance 'traboules'...
Rue Saint Jean
At Rue Saint Etienne
1 place du Petit-Collège
Renaissance architecture, local history and puppets... read more
Quai de la Pecherie
Famous book market along Lyon's River Saône...