Lyon is best explored on foot, by bike…or by boat. Take the time for a romantic dinner cruise at twilight, or a few hours in the afternoon and you will get a completely different view of Old Lyon, the banks of the Saône and the Rhône, the Confluence neighbourhood, and the hill of Croix-Rousse. The view becomes panoramic. The subtle palette of the ochre facades dazzles you and the many details of Renaissance architecture are best revealed from the water. As the cruise progresses, listen to the details of the eventful history of the city of Lyon as you travel north up the river from an urban setting to a more authentic landscape.
The uniqueness of this city that harmoniously oscillates between past and present becomes obvious. It is a highly original way of understanding the ancient Gallic capital and its green geography, between urban quays, its untamed banks, and unspoilt and sparsely populated Barbe Island.
Greater Lyon Tourist Office
+33 (0)4 72 77 69 69