The alluring city of Lyon in eastern France is home to the majestic Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, perched high above the city on Fourvière Hill. A funicular will take you to the top of the hill, where you can enjoy sweeping panoramas of the city before exploring the sumptuous interior of this magnificent church.

When it comes to fine arts, Lyon's Musée des Beaux-Arts is considered second only to Paris's Louvre. Housed in the 17th-century Palais Saint-Pierre, the museum showcases one of Europe's largest collections of artwork. Other noteworthy museums include the Textile Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts.

What to see & do in Lyon

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Things to do in Lyon include modern shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities or a simple walk through the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region that boasts 2,000 years of history. You can head for Trois Gaules to visit an ancient Roman amphitheatre or visit the Presqu'ile peninsula's Confluence district, where you'll find pavement cafes, boutique shopping and all manner of refined entertainment. In the Vieux-Lyon District, you'll see cathedrals, courtyards and traboules...

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Where & what to eat in Lyon

Food and dining in Lyon offers the chance to taste France and get lost in a unique gastronomic culture from fine dining to famed bouchons, cafes and bakeries. Here you'll enjoy everything from gourmet craft burgers and their veggie counterparts to falafel and donuts to delicious coffee and tea. The biggest challenge in Lyon is deciding what and where you want to eat. For authentic cuisine, look for a restaurant carrying...

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Information about Lyon can keep your travels here affordable, practical and fun as you explore the many museums, art galleries, shopping establishments and attractions on offer. Grab a Lyon City Card, an essential pass that allows you steeply discounted access to many of these attractions and even guided tours. From art galleries and museums to river cruises and even discounted public transportation, this card is your pass to the city.Lyon...

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