Discover Lyon

1.4 million

Lyon is a beautiful and historic city in the east-central region of France. Located on the Rhone River, Lyon is known for its vibrant cultural and artistic heritage, as well as its tasty cuisine. The city is renowned for its Renaissance architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, and unique traboules (passageways between buildings). Visitors to Lyon can explore the lively Old Town area which contains an outstanding collection of 16th century buildings or take a stroll through the picturesque Presqu'ile district located between two branches of the Saone river. Be sure to visit some of Lyon's most famous sites such as La Croix-Rousse hill or Tour metallique de Fourviere hill with stunning views over the city. Other popular attractions include Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, Place Bellecour square, and Les Halles Paul Bocuse food market. With plenty to see and do in Lyon, it makes a great destination to experience French culture at its finest!

Best time to visit

Month Temp (Min/Max) Avg. Weather Touristy Mark
January 0°C / 6°C
February 1°C / 9°C
March 4°C / 13°C
April 6°C / 16°C
May 6°C / 16°C
June 14°C / 24°C
July 17°C / 27°C
August 16°C / 27°C
September 12°C / 23°C
October 9°C / 17°C
November 4°C / 11°C
December 2°C / 7°C