Begin your day in Presqu’ile District of Lyon
, nestled between the Rhône and Saône rivers. This district is the perfect example of Lyon’s historical architecture through the ages and is home to buildings from the 12th Century standing alongside modern architectural designs.
Treat yourself to a pastry in one of the city's decadent cafes and enjoy browsing through the shops before you head over to the Muse des Beaux Arts, is known as the ”Mini Louvre” because of its fine collection of masters, including Rubens, Rembrandt, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Dégas, Cézanne, Rodin, Picasso, Braque, Dufy and Bacon.
Delight your senses as you stroll through Lyon's famous Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, an indoor food market with over 50 of Lyon’s finest butchers, charcuterie , pastry chefs, wine specialists, and fromagers have set up shop inside this recently renovated building.
Once you have enjoyed a delicious lunch, discover Lyon’s many secret covered passageways, known as Traboule’s, throughout the city winding their way through buildings, courtyards and up and down staircases. Lyon's traboules are an ideal way of exploring the city’s hidden and colourful past.
As you wander through the city you will notice a series of impressive murals painted by the CitéCréation Cooperative dotted around the city, which tell the story of Lyons’ neighbourhoods and it’s most famous citizens.
Relax after a day of walking the city and enjoy a traditional Lyonnaise meal at a local Bouchons, traditional bistros where you can devour a delicious meal such as the local sausages, roast pork or duck pâté, or the more unusual dishes of tripe, bone marrow, donkey snout, and pork offal sausage, to name just a few.